Kacey Musgraves managed to create a lot of buzz with her latest studio album Star-Crossed, and its success on the charts reflects that. Her latest record opened in the top three on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming her third album to do so, in addition to being the top-selling album of the week.
Star-Crossed debuted at no. 3 with 77,000 equivalent album units earned during its first week on the chart. Former chart-toppers Certified Lover Boy by Drake and Donda by Kanye West took no. 1 and no. 2 spots, but Musgraves managed to beat them when it came to physical sales with 47,000 copies sold, making Star-Crossed the top-selling album of the week.
Star-Crossed also marks Musgraves’ largest week on the Billboard 200 chart, but it’s not her first album to reach the no. 3. Her debut album Same Trailer Different Park debuted at no. 2 while its follow-up Pageant Material debuted at no. 3.
Star-Crossed was released on September 10th, and it was preceded by singles “Star-Crossed”, “Justified”, and “Simple Times”. Musgraves drew inspiration for this album from Greek tragedies and William Shakespeare’s plays and used it to experiment with many different genres after making the name for herself as a country singer.