Eric Church's 'The Outsiders' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Marking the country crooner's second No. 1 album on the chart, the record sells 288,000 copies in its first week.

AceShowbiz - %cEric Church%'s latest album, "The Outsiders", has made its way out to No. 1 on Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan reports that the country crooner's fourth studio effort easily makes its debut at the chart's top slot after selling 288,000 copies.

Posting the largest sales week of the year and the biggest week for a country album since %cLuke Bryan%'s 2013 album "Crash My Party", "The Outsiders" marks Church's second album to top the chart. His "Chief" took the No. 1 spot after selling 145,000 copies back in 2011.

The "Frozen (2013)" soundtrack album is holding its position steady at No. 2 with 100,000. The set, which has topped the chart for four non-consecutive weeks, has now passed 1 million marks.

The "Now 49" compilation album takes a tumble, falling from last week's No. 1 to this week's No. 3 with 77,000. At No. 4, %cBeyonce Knowles%' self-titled set "Beyonce" rises from No. 7 with a little more than 48,000.

At No. 5, %cBruno Mars%' "Unorthodox Jukebox", which returned to the top 10 following his Super Bowl performance, falls from No. 3 with 48,000. Benefited by the sale pricing on iTunes, %cImagine Dragons%' "Night Visions" ascends from No. 12 to No. 6 with 41,000.

%cLorde%'s "Pure Heroine", meanwhile, places seventh with 39,000. Slipping four rungs, %cToni Braxton% and %cBabyface%'s collaborative album "Love, Marriage, & Divorce" is sitting at No. 8 with 33,000. %cKaty Perry%'s "Prism" bows at No. 9 with 31,000 and %cMiley Cyrus%' "Bangerz" soars to No. 10 from No. 18 with 29,000.

  1. "The Outsiders" - %cEric Church% (288,000)
  2. "Frozen (2013)" Soundtrack - Various Artists (100,000)
  3. The "Now 49" Album - Various Artists (77,000)
  4. "Beyonce" - %cBeyonce Knowles% (48,000)
  5. "Unorthodox Jukebox" - %cBruno Mars% (48,000)
  6. "Night Visions" - %cImagine Dragons% (41,000)
  7. "Pure Heroine" - %cLorde% (39,000)
  8. "Love, Marriage, & Divorce" - %cToni Braxton% and %cBabyface% (33,000)
  9. "Prism" - %cKaty Perry% (31,000)
  10. "Bangerz" - %cMiley Cyrus% (29,000)

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