Brandi Carlile Goes #1 with New Album
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Brandi Carlie just submitted some monster numbers for her new album In These Silent Days, which was released on October 1st. And while she didn't make the Billboard Country Albums chart (while some other less-deserving artists are), her performance is good enough to hit # 1 on many major lists.

These Silent Days sold a total of 32,204 physical copies and full downloads in the first week, and received a whopping 4.58 million streams on the album's respective tracks, for a total of 36,254 units in sales and streaming equivalents. That was good enough for number 1 on the Billboard Folk / Americana chart and number 1 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart.

Brandi Carlile also reached No. 2 on the Vinyl Sales Charts and No. 3 on the Top Album Sales Charts, which only consider physical sales. It was kept out of # 1 in physical form by the delayed release of Taylor Swift's Fearless (Taylor & # 39; s version) in physical form. Carilie’s In These Silent Days also took an impressive 11th place on the All-Genre Billboard 200 for streaming and sales.

This is Brandi Carlile's fourth number 1 on the Folk / Americana chart and third number 1 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart. If In These Silent Days had hit the country charts like some other Americana artists in the past including Jason Isbell and Blackberry Smoke, it would have hit # 2, just behind the juggernaut of Morgan Wallens Dangerous: The Double Album.

Most importantly, it's a good performance for an album that deserves one. Produced by Dave Cobb and shooter Jennings, In These Silent Days received a 9 out of 10 reviews here at Saving Country Music, as well as many other positive reviews. Carlile used her free time during the pandemic to write her memoirs to reflect on the gifts in her life. In These Silent Days is a strikingly personal work by Carlile, while each track conveys some wisdom that makes it resonate deeper than just Carlile's personal universe.


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