Dolly Parton has done it again! The world-renowned singer, songwriter & entertainer has a worldwide #1 album to celebrate this week. The superstar’s new release “Pure & Simple” debuts at #1 not only in the U.S., but, also on the national country charts in Canada, U.K. and Australia.
Dolly’s 43rd studio recording and the first release of her recently-announced joint venture between Dolly Records and Sony Music Nashville, achieves #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with first-week sales of 20,000 units! This marks the first time Dolly has topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in the 25-year history of SoundScan.
Boy, it’s a good day for me. I am a happy girl!” Dolly, who co-produced and wrote every song on “Pure & Simple”, commentedwhen she heard the news, “It feels great to be #1 as it’s been a long time and it feels so good to still be in the game after all this time.”
The new album which released August 19th on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville lands the #11 slot on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with a first-week total consumption of 21,000. On Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart, the disc debuts at #1. In the UK, “Pure & Simple” enters the all-genre album sales chart at #2, behind Frank Ocean’s “Blonde”.
“Pure & Simple” Complete Track List
- “Pure & Simple”
- “Say Forever You’ll Be Mine”
- “Never Not Love You”
- “Kiss It (And Make It All Better)”
- “Can’t Be That Wrong”
- “Outside Your Door”
- “Tomorrow Is Forever”
- “I’m Sixteen”
- “Head Over High Heels”
- “Forever Love”
Last week, Dolly Parton made appearances on NBC’s Today andTonight Show, among other TV shows.