Shania Twain back on top, Tom Petty re-enters U.S. charts

From Reuters - October 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Shania Twains first studio album in 15 years debuted at the top of the Billboard album charts, while rocker Tom Pettys death sent his music soaring back onto the U.S. charts.

Twains album Now sold more than 137,000 copies in its first week, according to data on Monday from Nielsen SoundScan, almost double new releases by pop singers Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus.

Pettys Greatest Hits album with his band The Heartbreakers, first released in 1993, sold some 83,000 units to take the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 a week after the American Girl singer died at age 66.

The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).

Canadian country-pop crosssover Twain, 52, released Now after several years away from the studio following a struggle with Lyme disease and a tough divorce.


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