The first album collaboration from Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood,Christmas Together, decorates Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (dated Dec. 3) with a No. 1 debut. In its first week, it sold 21,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music. On the all-genre, consumption-based Billboard 200, the LP starts at No. 11, while dashing onto Top Holiday Albums at No. 2.
"We had so much fun making this Christmas album together," the husband-and-wife team told Billboard in an exclusive statement. "We're honored that people are making our music a part of their holiday season."
Christmas Together was released the same day (Nov. 11) as Brooks' new 10-CD box set The Ultimate Collection, which was exclusively available through Target for $29.99. The set is ineligible to chart on Nielsen and Billboard's charts, as its price falls below the minimum required price to chart ($3.49 for a single disc, or $3.49 times the amount of discs in a multi-disc box set, in a title's first four weeks of release)