Country singer Gary Allan claims No. 1 on Billboard
ReutersLOS ANGELES--Country singer Gary Allan scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart on Wednesday, keeping Grammy-nominated favorites from the top spot.
February 1, 2013, 1:01 am TWN
Allan's ninth studio album “Set You Free” sold 106,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, garnering the singer his best sales week in his 17-year career.
The Billboard 200 is the album chart for all music genres.
Allan, 45, who is a staple within the country music scene, has notched three No. 1 albums in the Billboard country music chart.
The lead song from his new album “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” started gaining chart popularity in September last year, and Allan's label decided to push forward the release of the album from March of this year to January.