The Ultimate Collection (Garth Brooks album)

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The Ultimate Collection
Box set by
ReleasedNovember 11, 2016
ProducerVarious original producers
Garth Brooks chronology
Man Against Machine
The Ultimate Collection
Christmas Together

The Ultimate Collection is the fourth compilation box set by American country music singer-songwriter Garth Brooks, released by Pearl Records, through the distributor Target[1] on November 11, 2016.


The Ultimate Collection includes nine discs of Brooks' previously released material with several previously unreleased tracks included. The set is arranged in thematic playlists, according to Brooks.[2]

The collection's tenth disc is a Target-exclusive copy of Brooks's upcoming tenth studio album Gunslinger, with several Target exclusive tracks. "Baby, Let's Lay Down and Dance" was released as the first single from Gunslinger on October 13, 2016.

Commercial performance[edit]

The box set sold 134,000 copies in the United States in the first week.[3] However, due to its price per disc falling below Billboard's minimum required price, the box set was deemed ineligible to chart for its first four weeks on the Billboard 200. It was the top-selling album of the week, and would have ranked No. 2 on Billboard 200 if it had been eligible to chart.[4] Brooks' Christmas album with his wife Trisha Yearwood, Christmas Together, was released in the same week and debuted at number 11 with 21,000 units.[5]

It later debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200 in the chart dated December 31, 2016,[6] and number one on the Country Albums chart.[7] The following week, it peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200.[8] The album has sold 554,200 copies in the United States as of December 2017.[9]

Track listing[edit]


Chart (2016) Peak
US Billboard 200[8] 6
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[7] 1


  1. ^ "Garth Brooks talks new album of greatest hits". ABC News. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Garth Brooks Reveals Details for ‘Ultimate Collection’ Box Set. Taste of Country.
  3. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 21, 2016). "Top 10 Country Album Sales Chart: November 21, 2016". Roughstock.
  4. ^ "A Tribe Called Quest Has #1 Overall Album; Garth Brooks Has Best-Selling Album and is Top-Selling Artist" (PDF). Buzzangle Music. November 11, 2016.
  5. ^ Caulfield, Keith (November 21, 2016). "Leonard Cohen Remembered on Billboard 200, Sting Debuts in Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "Billboard 200 albums chart". Billboard. December 31, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Garth Brooks Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Garth Brooks Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  9. ^ Bjorke, Matt (December 27, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: December 27, 2017". Roughstock. Retrieved January 14, 2018.