Based on the content of the album "The Civil Wars" and what we've read in the press, we would guess that The Civil Wars are not the happiest of people at the moment. Hopefully the first-week album sales of the album will help them feel at least a little bit better.
"The Civil Wars" topped the Billboard 200 chart, selling around 116,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan. The result bested the country duo's last album, 2012's "Barton Hollow," which sold 36,000 copies in its first week. Nielsen also reported that 69 percent of sales came from digital retailers such as iTunes. Fans of the band/album shouldn't expect a tour in support however.
The band has been on an extended hiatus since November 2012, claiming "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition." Members Joy Williams and John Paul White have no plans for a tour, and only Williams has done interviews with regards to the new album.
The "Now 47" compilation came in at no. 2, selling 82,000 copies, a slight decrease from the 91,000 copies that "Now 46" sold. Last week's no. 1 album, Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," fell only a couple spots to no. 3. Thicke had more success on the digital songs chart, where the single "Blurred Lines" held onto the no. 1 spot for the tenth, albeit not consecutive, time. The song slipped from last week, selling 14 percent fewer downloads (346,000), but that was still enough to place it 180,000 downloads ahead of its nearest competitor, Jay Z's "Holy Grail."