Blake Shelton‘s latest album, Based on a True Story, enjoyed a 69% sales increase, thanks to his NBC Healing in the Heartland tornado relief special on May 29. His May 27 performance of “Boys ‘Round Here” on The Voice also helped album sales reach 42,000 last week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Those figures put Blake back at #1 on Billboard‘s Country Albums chart and #4 on the overall Billboard 200 chart.
Blake also enjoys his best digital single sales week ever with “Boys ‘Round Here,” moving 147,000 copies for a 36% increase.
Blake’s wife Miranda Lambert shows up on John Fogerty‘s new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone, which sold 51,000 copies last week for a #3 start on the Billboard 200. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson are among the other stars performing new versions of Fogerty’s hits with him on that album.
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