The Zac Brown Band is not only “Uncaged,” but unstoppable.
The band demonstrated its prowess on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, where “Uncaged” arrived at No. 1 with sales of 234,000.
Their victory sends last week’s chart-topper, Chris Brown, to No. 5.
Making a strong showing at No. 2 is R&B singer (and frequent songwriter-to-the-stars) Frank Ocean, who has been in the news consistently the past week or so with discussions about his sexuality.
Though the physical version of his debut release, “Channel Orange,” which features an appearance from Andre 3000, didn’t arrive until this week, it was given an exclusive bow on iTunes last week, and thus, chart eligible.
Ocean plays a sold out show at Center Stage on Sunday.
As for ZBB, though the band’s last album, “You Get What You Give” also debuted at No. 1 when it was released in September 2010, it opened with about 153,000 in sales. The album also returns to the charts, re-entering at No. 16, while 2008’s “The Foundation” is at No. 19.
That should keep Zac in knitted caps for awhile.
By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene