Idustry sources tell the New York Daily News country star Kenny Chesney may play the role of spoiler in Kanye West’s album chart battle against 50 Cent with his own September 11th release, ‘Just Who I Am: Pirates and Poets’. “Chesney has a good shot, based on a number of variables,” Roy Trakin, senior editor of the trade magazine Hits tells Jim Farber. For one, “rap sales are off significantly in the last year. And country is one of the few genres that’s still selling significant physical [as opposed to digital] product.” Read more.
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