Crunching the Numbers: June 2011

It’s been a few months since we checked in with SoundScan. Here are the cumulative sales for both current and catalog country albums that are selling enough units to make the charts these days.

7 million +

  1. Soundtrack: O Brother, Where Are Thou? – 7,632,995
  2. Carrie Underwood: Some Hearts – 7,110,972

6 million +

  1. Taylor Swift: Fearless – 6,316,752
  2. Tim McGraw: Greatest Hits – 6,119,498

5 million +

  1. Taylor Swift: Taylor Swift – 5,027,348

4 million +

  1. Kenny Chesney: Greatest Hits – 4,114,798
  2. Shania Twain: Greatest Hits – 4,082,387

3 million +

  1. Alan Jackson: Drive – 3,535,242
  2. George Strait: 50 Number Ones – 3,518,496
  3. Lady Antebellum: Need You Now – 3,532,706
  4. Taylor Swift: Speak Now – 3,468,057

2 million +

  1. Zac Brown Band: Foundation – 2,635,235
  2. Tim McGraw: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 – 2,368,138
  3. Sugarland: Love on the Inside – 2,214,672
  4. Carrie Underwood: Play On – 2,009,083

1 million +

  1. Lady Antebellum: Lady Antebellum – 1,882,381
  2. Johnny Cash: Super Hits – 1,738,605
  3. Jason Aldean: Wide Open – 1,426,517
  4. Jason Aldean: Jason Aldean – 1,420,819
  5. Miranda Lambert: Revolution – 1,331,498
  6. Jason Aldean: My Kinda Party – 1,310,972
  7. George Strait: 20th Century Masters – 1,289,800
  8. Johnny Cash: Essential – 1,285,564
  9. Willie Nelson: Super Hits – 1,116,052
  10. Rascal Flatts: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 – 1,069,661
  11. Miranda Lambert: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – 1,016,075
  12. Sugarland: The Incredible Machine – 1,003,723

750,000 +

  1. Zac Brown Band: You Get What You Give – 968,714
  2. Trace Adkins, Comin’ On Strong – 965,061
  3. Jamey Johnson: That Lonesome Song – 940,343
  4. Toby Keith: Millennium Collection – 878,561
  5. Toby Keith: 35 Biggest Hits – 866,462
  6. Rascal Flatts: Nothing Like This – 865,016
  7. Kenny Chesney: Hemingway’s Whiskey – 839,504
  8. Jason Aldean: Relentless – 834,608
  9. Kenny Chesney: Greatest Hits II – 800,328

500,000 +

  1. Waylon Jennings: Super Hits – 651,308
  2. Keith Urban: Get Closer – 597,993
  3. The Band Perry: The Band Perry – 592,581
  4. Luke Bryan: Doin’ My Thing – 563,205
  5. Conway Twitty: Super Hits – 538,415
  6. Brooks & Dunn: #1’s…and then Some – 508,573

400,000 +

  1. Darius Rucker: Charleston, SC 1966 – 476,658
  2. Eric Church: Carolina – 470,846
  3. Chris Young: The Man I Want to Be – 463,497
  4. Josh Turner: Haywire – 406,108
  5. Eric Church: Sinners Like Me – 400,670

300,000 +

  1. Easton Corbin: Easton Corbin – 384,192
  2. Oak Ridge Boys: Millenium Collection – 379,114
  3. Tim McGraw: Number One Hits – 372,803
  4. Justin Moore: Justin Moore – 360,892
  5. Toby Keith: Bullets in the Gun – 339,665
  6. Johnny Cash & Willie Nelson: Vh1 Storytellers – 386,388
  7. Billy Currington: Enjoy Yourself – 329,489
  8. Jerrod Niemann: Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury – 316,393
  9. Tim McGraw: Greatest Hits 3 – 308,090
  10. Jamey Johnson: The Guitar Song – 300,115

200,000 +

  1. Blake Shelton: Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton – 289,071
  2. Reba McEntire: All the Women I Am – 281,208
  3. Blake Shelton: Hillbilly Bone – 275,540
  4. Brad Paisley: Hits Alive – 269,433
  5. Alan Jackson: 34 Number Ones – 265,163
  6. Zac Brown Band: Pass The Jar – 255,849
  7. Colt Ford: Ride Through the Country – 254,712
  8. Brad Paisley: This is Country Music – 243,423
  9. Trace Adkins: Cowboy’s Back in Town – 241,559
  10. Alabama: 16 Biggest Hits – 232,337
  11. Dierks Bentley: Up on the Ridge – 227,742
  12. Alison Krauss & Union Station: Paper Airplane – 224,808
  13. Sara Evans: Stronger – 214,661
  14. Blake Shelton: All About Tonight – 212,144

100,000 +

  1. Little Big Town: The Reason Why – 183,618
  2. Colt Ford: Chicken & Biscuits – 180,622
  3. Thompson Square: Thompson Square – 180,396
  4. Aaron Lewis: Town Line – 164,725
  5. Josh Thompson: Way Out Here – 120,246
  6. Brantley Gilbert: Halfway to Heaven – 119,790
  7. Steel Magnolia: Steel Magnolia – 119,234
  8. Lee Brice: Love Like Crazy – 101,295

50,000 +

  1. Trace Adkins: Definitive Greatest Hits – 80,441
  2. Dixie Chicks: Playlist – 66,435
  3. Patsy Cline: Icon – 65,408
  4. Colt Ford: Every Chance I Get – 58,257
  5. JaneDear Girls: JaneDear Girls – 55,746
  6. Joe Nichols: Greatest Hits – 53,321

Less than 50,000

  1. Don Williams: Icon – 47,272
  2. Ronnie Dunn: Ronnie Dunn – 45,429
  3. Emmylou Harris: Hard Bargain – 42,700
  4. Johnny Cash: Icon – 41,256
  5. Josh Turner: Icon – 39,656
  6. Billy Currington: Icon – 38,275
  7. Vince Gill: Icon – 36,234
  8. Steve Earle: I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – 35,152
  9. Dixie Chicks: Essential – 27,467
  10. Craig Campbell: Craig Campbell – 25,962
  11. Randy Travis: Anniversary Celebration – 19,278
  12. Hank Williams III: Hillbilly Joker – 13,641
  13. The Judds: I Will Stand By You (Essential) – 13,630
  14. John Rich: Rich Rocks – 6,463
  15. Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent: Your Money & My Good Looks – 718
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14 Responses to Crunching the Numbers: June 2011

  1. HeatherNo Gravatar

    Woo hoo Brantley Gilbert!!! Can’t wait until he re-releases with some label support!

  2. willNo Gravatar

    You forgot Carrie Underwood’s” Carnival Ride” has sold over 3 million copies

  3. Dierks Bentley: Up on the Ridge – 227,742

    Okay, that’s just sad…

    JaneDear Girls: JaneDear Girls – 55,746

    … But then, I guess sometimes things do balance out.

  4. I’d like to see that Gene Watson/Rhonda Vincent album increase its sales significantly. It’s my favorite album of 2011 so far. I must write a review for it to convince you all to try it.:)

  5. Thank you so much for the data. Would be wonderful if you could do the same for track sales, say for over 500k.

  6. Matt BNo Gravatar

    The only problem I have with the comment about Brantley Gilbert is that he WAS Getting label support from Average Joe’s. They got that album over the 100 K mark w/o radio exposure of any of the songs on it. That’s pretty damn good label support, me thinks.

  7. CraigNo Gravatar

    Wow. For all the single success that Blake Shelton has had, he doesn’t have very stellar album numbers.

    And Carrie’s “Carnival Ride” is 3x Platinum and still selling weekly. Y’all forgot that one.

  8. willNo Gravatar

    Look at Taylor – she rereleases all her albums with a few more songs to get more sales numbers – I think Fearless was rereleased twice. 55,000 for the Jane Dear Girls – very talented gals and wow at Eric Church – he’s done pretty well with sales

  9. bobNo Gravatar

    I’ve been playing the Gene Watson & Rhonda Vincent duets album quite a bit and I think it’s great. Besides the cd, they had vinyl editions of the album prominently displayed a few days ago at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in downtown Nashville. I guess vinyl sales would be included in the SoundScan totals, not that they would amount to much.

  10. TomNo Gravatar

    …the sales figures that tim mcgraw racks up with hits-compiliations only, are remarkable – no one is more efficient than him or his ex-label for that matter. say what you want about curb but they know how to milk a cow.

  11. Matt BNo Gravatar

    Craig, Blake would have had a Gold or Platinum album if those SixPaks and Hits collection were all one album.

  12. Leeann, I’ve already fallen thoroughly in love with the Watson/Vincent set, but I still want to read your review of it :)

  13. ShielaSheeNo Gravatar

    Will, let’s not be an unnecessary hater. Taylor Swift sells well WITHOUT re-releasing. Her current album is approaching 3.5 million on a single release. It’ll be over 4 million by the end of the year on ONE release. Re-releasing is done if they feel they can garner success with a re release. If others had her sales ability perhaps they could enjoy the benefits of a RE release. But a record label is not going to throw money on an already struggling effort. Don’t hate because she consistently sales and stop making stupid excuses. I think aLL of her albums were well over 3 million or selling like hotcakes anyway BEFORE any re release was ever done.

  14. I would think that rereleasing Taylor Swift albums would primarily be the label’s decision, not necessarily hers.