Nashville Answer Man Neil Haislop has been scanning the sales figures for us and reports "Taking the Long Way," sold another 130,000 copies to remain at #1 on the country albums chart, it has now scanned Platinum with total sales of 1,103,443 units.
RASCAL FLATTS’ "Me and My Gang" ranks at #2 having sold another 73,000 units to bring it’s total scans to 1,833,300, while CARRIE UNDERWOOD’s, "Some Hearts" hangs in at #3 selling 41,700 for the week. That put her over the 3 million scanned mark to 3,051,773.
ALAN JACKSON’S "Precious Memories," jumped some 10,000 sales up to just under 40,000 moving up from #6 to #4. BLUE COLLAR COMEDY album rounds out the Top 5 with sales of just 39,500 units.
RASCAL FLATTS continued brisk sales of "Me and My Gang" have helped drive their total album sales in the six short years since the release of the band's debut album, to past the milestone 11 million mark. The band's latest CD, "Me And My Gang," is certified double platinum by theRIAA.
With over 1.8 million units scanned since its release in April of thisyear, Rascal Flatts is the biggest selling act of 2006 thus far. Their self-titled debut CD was released in June of 2000 and is certified double platinum. "Melt," which includes the band's first #1 single, "TheseDays," followed in October 2002 and has accumulated more than 2.7 million in sales. "Feels Like Today" has scanned more than 4.2 million units since its release in September 2004. The CD includes the Grammy winning, 6 week #1 single "Bless The Broken Road."
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