On the Charts: Thomas Rhett Ends Country Music’s Number One Drought

Country singer Thomas Rhett's Life Changes debuted atop the Billboard 200, giving country music its first Number One album of 2017.

Life Changes sold a total of 123,000 copies – and 94,000 traditional copies – to open at Number One, the first country album since Jason Aldean's They Don't Know in October 2016 to do so. Rhett's previous LPs, 2015's Tangled Up

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On the Charts: Brand New Stake First Number One With ‘Science Fiction’

Fourteen years after making their Billboard 200 debut, Long Island rockers Brand New locked up their first Number One album as the band's Science Fiction debuted atop the charts.

Despite being released digitally with little warning, Science Fiction still accrued 58,000 total copies in its debut week, with 55,000 of those copies coming from traditional album sales; in this

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