Garth Brooks' Target-Exclusive 'Ultimate' Box Set Sells 134,000 Copies in First Week

Billboard

Garth Brooks' expansive Target-exclusive 10-CD box set, The Ultimate Collection, sold strongly in its first week, as the title moved 134,000 copies in the frame ending Nov. 17, according to Brooks' representatives.

The hefty career-spanning box boasts nine discs of tunes from Brooks' hits-filled catalog, along with the new studio album Gunslinger. The package was announced Sept. 15. Gunslinger will be released as its own standalone album on Nov. 25, to all physical retailers, as well as a digital and streaming album through Amazon.

The Ultimate Collection is Brooks' fourth box set and follows his Billboard 200 chart-topping 2013 effort Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences.


He also hit No. 1 with the box set The Limited Series in 1998. Brooks released another box, also titled The Limited Series -- but with different content -- in 2005, exclusively through Walmart stores. At that time, titles sold only through one retailer were ineligible to chart.

The Ultimate Collection is not on Billboard's charts this week, as its price -- $29.99 -- 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 the title's first four weeks of release).