In the best sales week of 2006, Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" moved 722,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, easily debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart.
At 11.2 million units, overall CD sales were up 3% from the previous week and up 15% compared to the same week a year ago. Sales for 2006 are down 2% compared to 2005 at 151.6 million units.
For Rascal Flatts, it was the best sales week of the country band's career and the biggest debut week for a country act since Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" roared in with 766,000 units in September 2004. "Gang" is the act's second No. 1 album on the big chart, following 2004's "Feels Like Today," and its third consecutive release to bow on top of the country tally.