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Chris Stapleton continues to rule Billboard 200 following his huge night at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards earlier this month. The country singer’s debut album “Traveller” is spending its second week at No. 1 with another 124,000 equivalent album units, including 97,000 in pure album sales.

After Stapleton won three awards at the CMAs, his “Traveller” returned to the albums chart for the first time since May and directly landed at No. 1. The record now becomes one of only two country sets released in 2015 to have a second week at the top slot, following Luke Bryan’s “Kill the Lights”.

Next on this week’s Billboard 200, fellow country star Eric Church is sitting at No. 2 as his latest album “Mr. Misunderstood” jumps one rung to No. 2 with 65,000 in its second week.

Ellie Goulding’s “Delirium” becomes the first new entry in the top 10 with 61,000 units, including 41,000 traditional album sales, sold in its first week. This is her highest-charting album to date, surpassing “Halcyon” that debuted and peaked at No. 9 back in 2012.

At No. 4 is The Weeknd’s former No. 1 set “Beauty Behind the Madness”, which rises from last week’s No. 5 with 46,000 units. Tim McGraw’s “Damn Country Music” closes out the top 5 with 43,000 unit. He last visited the chart with 2014’s “Sundown Heaven Town” that reached No. 3.

The Beatles makes a comeback to Billboard 200 with the reissue of their greatest hits collection “The Beatles 1”. It opens at No. 6 with 39,000. The original set, released in 2000, topped the chart for eight non-consecutive weeks between 2000-2001.

The “Now 56” album falls from No. 4 to No. 7 in its second week with 38,000. Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut set and Carrie Underwood’s “Storyteller” follow at No. 8 and No. 9 with 37,000 and 33,000 respectively.

The last act to debut in the top 10 is Sara Bareilles, whose “What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress” lands at No. 10 with 30,000 units. The album features songs she wrote for Broadway’s “Waitress” which will open on April 24, 2016.

“Traveller” – Chris Stapleton (124,000)“Mr. Misunderstood” – Eric Church (65,000)“Delirium” – Ellie Goulding (61,000)“Beauty Behind the Madness” – The Weeknd (46,000)“Damn Country Music” – Tim McGraw (43,000)“The Beatles 1” – The Beatles (39,000)The “Now 56” Album – Various Artists (38,000)“Fetty Wap” – Fetty Wap (37,000)“Storyteller” – Carrie Underwood (33,000)“What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress” – Sara Bareilles (30,000)

© AceShowbiz.com

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