Chris Stapleton’s new album, From A Room, is coming in hot.
Chris’ sophomore solo album, which dropped on May 5, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
According to Nielsen, From A Room sold 202,000 copies in pure album sales and more than 218,000 units in equivalent album sales (which takes into account how many times an album’s individual songs are streamed or sold as downloads). The top spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart went to rapper Logic, whose album, Everybody, had 196,000 in pure sales and 247,000 in equivalent sales.
While Chris outsold Logic in pure album sales (202,000 to 196,000), Logic’s fans put him on top by downloading/buying their favorite songs at a much higher rate (70.2 million track streams to 15.5 million track streams).
Nonetheless, it’s an impressive debut on the charts for Chris’ From A Room, which had the strongest sales week by a country artist since Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights sold 320,000 units in its debut week in 2015.