Rascal Flatts CD "Unstoppable" Opens at #1

Accolades pour in with #1 selling CD Unstoppable and #1 single “Here Comes Goodbye”

Any way you look at it, Rascal Flatts is #1! Today the band’s new CD Unstoppable opened at #1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top 200 and Country charts with 351,000 units sold, making it the top selling CD across all genres of music. This marks Rascal Flatts’ fourth consecutive studio album opening atop the Top 200 chart, more than any other country artist in the history of Soundscan. This also establishes Rascal Flatts fourth consecutive debut at the top of the Nielsen Soundscan Country Top 75 sales chart. With 351,000 units sold, Unstoppable is also the biggest country release of 2009 and the biggest country first week sales since Taylor Swift’s Fearless in November 2008. The chart-topping sales also qualify it as the second biggest unit debut of the year for all genres, behind only U2s No Line On The Horizon.

Included in the first week sales for Rascal Flatts’ Unstoppable are more than 58,000 digital album units, making it the top selling digital album in all genres this week, outselling the #2 digital album by 2 to 1. Unstoppable is the band’s biggest selling digital album debut on record and the second highest country digital debut in the history of Nielsen Soundscan. The project sold an additional 118,000 in individual track downloads with the #1 smash single “Here Comes Goodbye” taking the lead as the most downloaded song from the album. 555,000 individual track downloads have been sold to date.

FACTS
Unstoppable is the top selling CD across all genres of music this week
Unstoppable is Rascal Flatts fourth consecutive studio album to debut at #1 on the Top 200 chart, more than any other country artist in the history of Soundscan
Unstoppable is the biggest country release of the year
Unstoppable is the biggest selling digital album of the week
Unstoppable is Rascal Flatts’ biggest selling digital album debut on record and the second highest country digital debut in the history of Nielsen Soundscan
“Here Comes Goodbye” is the #1 country single this week
When “Here Comes Goodbye” was released to iTunes last month it broke the record for the largest first week digital scans for a country debut single with 126,000 copies sold