Country rocker Chris Stapleton is following up the unexpected success of solo album Traveller, which reached mainstream after a CMA Awards performance with Justin Timberlake in 2015 with a new album. The anticipated From A Room: Vol. 1 hit stores on May 5 via Mercury Nashville Records and is beginning its trek as the best-selling album of the week as it debuts at No. 1 on Top Album Sales. The latest update is reflected on the May 16 chart refresh.
Early predictions for the record saw Stapleton just behind Logic's Everybody with a 200,000 unit range. Stapleton opens with 219,000 total units with 202,000 being in actual sales. Though the album is the best-selling of the week, it debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart behind Logic's 247,000 units (196,000 in sales). From A Room also marks Stapleton's best sales week following that CMA Awards performance. Mostly having sales, Traveller went from moving around 6,000 units to having 153,000.
From A Room: Vol. 1 is just one of two sets to be released in 2017. The 9-track album is the first installment with the second to be released later in the year with an as yet unreleased date. The first set is led by single "Broken Halos" as a promo and has so far reached No. 13 on Hot Country Songs, a tally that combines sales, streaming and airplay data in the respective genre. The latest official single "Either Way" was originally recorded by Lee Ann Womack and has peaked at No. 26 on Country Airplay.