Country superstar Kenny Chesney released the live album Live in No Shoes Nation on Oct. 27 and it's set for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The country king of the road included 29 live tracks from concerts since 2007.
Chesney's Live in No Shoes Nation is expected to move around 200,000 overall units much thanks to a popular ticket/CD bundle artists have been taking advantage of over the last several years. Fans who purchase ticket/CD bundles received a code to acquire the album and those redemptions are tallied into the Top 200 formula. Fans who have not redeemed the code yet do not count towards the latest tracking period, which concluded on Nov. 2.
The latest offering by the superstar will become his eighth No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums chart. The last album to reach No. 1 on the Top 200 was 2013's Life on a Rock, which also crowned Top Country Albums.
Following Chesney is Kelly Clarkson and her seventh non-holiday album Meaning of Life. Under a new contract with Atlantic Records, it's the first record Clarkson has had complete control and to her, it feels like her first album. The sassy set is expected to move around 70,000 to 80,000 overall units and 60,000 to 70,000 in actual album sales. Her previous 2015 album Piece by Piece debuted at No. 1 with 97,000 units and 83,000 of those being in sales. Meaning of Life is led by single "Love So Soft."