Garth Brooks Debuts at Number One Whipping Britney Spears

Garth Brooks Whips Britney Spears

Whipping Britney Spears, Garth Brooks beat Britney Spears to the Number One spot on Billboard’s charts, making her his “Work Bitch.” Brooks did it not with leather and actual whips, but with his new box set of six CDs and two DVDs, “Blame It All on My Roots.” It is Garth’s ninth album or boxed set to reach the coveted Number One spot.

“Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences” by Garth Brooks debuted at the Number Three spot last week, but managed to climb all of the way to the Number One spot this week by selling a whopping 146,000 copies.

Garth’s “Blame It All on My Roots” is a Walmart exclusive. The boxed set came out priced at $29.98 and this week the price has dropped down to $24.96, just in time for the holidays. Garth Brooks had one other box set reach the Number One spot with 1998’s six CD collection, “The Limited Series.”

Who did Garth Brooks beat out to hit Number One?

Who did Garth brooks beat out to hit the Number One spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart? Would you believe One Direction’s album, “Midnight Memories”? It proves that Garth Brooks still retains massive popularity, which should be a good sign to him, as he prepares to launch his 2014 tour.

“Midnight Memories” sold 117,000 copies, and the Number Three album, which was at Number Six last week, is Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas album, which sold 112,000 copies.

The newest album by Britney Spears, 32, titled Britney Jean — and which contains her hit single “Work Bitch” — debuted at Number Four on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 107,000 copies. It is her eighth studio album. Estimates were that it would sell 115,000-120,000 copies, but the Garth Brooks Effect kept her debut numbers down.

Staying strong at the Number Five spot is the Robertsons’ (of “Duck Dynasty” fame) album “Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas.” It sold a respectable 105,000 copies.

Eminem’s latest album, MMLP2, went from Number Two last week to Number Six this week, selling 84,000 copies.

At Number Seven is Pentatonix with their album PTXmas. PTXmas shot up 22 spots, because their video of “Little Drummer Boy” got over 16 million views on YouTube. The album, which sold 60,000 copies, was originally released in 2012. It was re-released this year, with two new songs on it — including “Little Drummer Boy.”

Michael Buble’s album, simply titled “Christmas,” is at the Number Eight spot, selling 57,000 copies. It was first released two years ago, in 2011, and it was at Number One for five weeks. Last year, when it was re-released, it hit the Number Three spot.

Katy Perry’s album, “Prism,” is at the Number Nine spot. It was Number 5 last week. This week, it’s sold 51,000 copies. At Number 10 is Mary J. Blige’s album, “A Mary Christmas,” with sales of nearly 51,000 copies.

With 7.1 million copies sold, album sales are overall 16 percent lower than this same week last year. The biggest-selling album of this year has been “The 20/20 Experience” by Justin Timberlake. Sales of Timberlake’s album exceeded 2.3 million copies.

Garth Brooks proved with his release of “Blame It All on My Roots” that he is still a very formidable force, and can still sell more albums than anyone else around. It was perhaps not the best week for Britney Spears to debut her album “Britney Jean,” though debuting at Number Four is definitely not a bad “spot” to be in.

Written by: Douglas Cobb


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