Kenny Chesney's 'Road and the Radio' tops album sales chart
UPI News Service, 11/16/2005
Country superstar Kenny Chesney scored his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart Wednesday with "The Road and the Radio."
Chesney sold 470,000 copies in the United States last week, compared to the No. 2 album, 50 Cent's soundtrack to his movie "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," which sold nearly 317,000 U.S. copies, Nielsen SoundScan reported.
The 20th installment in the "NOW! That's What I Call Music" series fell from No. 1 to No. 3 and Neil Diamond's "12 Songs" debuted at No. 4.
Nickelback's "All the Right Reasons" was No. 5 followed by the Black Eyed Peas' "Monkey Business" at No. 6.
Floetry entered the Top 200 at No. 7 with "Flo'Ology, Santana's "All That I Am" was No. 8, Destiny's Child's "#1s" dropped to No. 9 and Kelly Clarkson's "Breakaway" moved back up to No. 10 in its 50th week on the albums chart.
Overall U.S. album sales rose 10 percent over the previous week but were about 14 percent behind the same week last year. Total year-to-date sales were about 10 percent off last year's sales figures, Billboard said.