In the Communist Seventies and Eighties, popular music was repressed in the Soviet Union, and the hunger for it – particularly Western rock & roll – led Russian fans to extreme measures. Black-market records, bootlegs etched into X-rays and even the opportunity to dub cassettes could easily cost fans a hefty chunk of their monthly salaries. And the opportunity to see Western performers in
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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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