Kenny Chesney Beats Kelly Clarkson, Scores Eighth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200


Kenny Chesney Beats Kelly Clarkson, Scores Eighth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200


Kenny Chesney's 'Live in No Shoes Nation' bows atop the list in its first week, while Kelly Clarkson's 'Meaning of Life' arrives at No. 2.
Kenny Chesney nabs his eighth No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart with his new effort, "Live in No Shoes Nation", which was released through Blue Chair Records on October 27. The set sold 219,000 equivalent album units, including 217,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending November 2, according to Nielsen Music.

"Live in No Shoes Nation" is a 29-track album that includes recordings from Kenny's live show over the last decade. The idea to release the live recordings in the form of an album came after the country singer listened to show taped during his year off. "I didn't even realize how good they sound and -- the energy, the heart and the voices are awesome in the moment -- so I wanted to make sure they got to hear what I was hearing during my year off," Kenny said in a statement.

Back to the new Billboard 200 chart, Kelly Clarkson's "Meaning of Life" debuts at No. 2 with 79,000 units (68,000 in traditional album sales). The set marks Kelly's eighth top 10 album. Trailing behind is Chris Brown's "Heartbreak on a Full Moon", which arrives at No. 3 with 68,000 units.

Another act who debuts on this week's top five are 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Broomin with their surprise collaborative album "Without Warning". The set racked up 53,000 equivalent album units, including 11,000 in traditional album sales. At No. 5, Post Malone's "Stoney" slips from its peak at No. 4 with 41,000 units.

Rapper Yo Gotti's ninth studio album "I Still Am" and Big K.R.I.T.'s "4eva Is a Mighty Long Time" launch at No. 6 and No. 7 with 38,000 units and 33,000 units, respectively. Ed Sheeran's "Divide (division sign)" descends to No. 8 with 32,000 units, while Future and Young Thug's "Super Slimey" falls seven spots to No. 9 in its second week with 31,000 units. Rounding out this week's top 10 is Lil Uzi Vert's "Luv Is Rage 2", which slips to No. 10 with 30,000 units.

  1. "Live in No Shoes Nation" - Kenny Chesney ( 219,000 units)
  2. "Meaning of Life" - Kelly Clarkson (79,000 units)
  3. "Heartbreak on a Full Moon" - Chris Brown (68,000 units)
  4. "Without Warning" - 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Broomin (53,000 units)
  5. "Stoney" - Post Malone (44,000 units)
  6. "I Still Am" - Yo Gotti (38,000 units)
  7. "4eva Is a Mighty Long Time" - Big K.R.I.T. (33,000 units)
  8. "Divide (division sign)" - Ed Sheeran (32,000 units)
  9. "Super Slimey" - Future and Young Thug (31,000 units)
  10. "Luv Is Rage 2" - Lil Uzi Vert (30,000 units)


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