Weekly Register: Danielle Bradbery Debuts Hit Single
The only notable country debut this week comes from The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery. “The Heart of Dixie” entered the digital downloads chart with 78K units, landing at No. 2 on Soundscan’s Country tracks chart behind BMLG labelmates Florida Georgia Line who are hanging in the No. 1 slot. The guys sold another 137K units, for a release to date total of 5.236 million (both versions combined).
FGL is also at the top of the Country Albums chart, with debut Here’s To The Good Times heading for platinum, with an added 31K this week. After 33 weeks on the chart it has sold 887K. Others still moving a noteworthy amount of product months after release are Blake Shelton (17 weeks on chart/ 21K TW/ 763 RTD), Darius Rucker (9 weeks/ 13K TW/ 278 RTD) and Hunter Hayes (93 weeks/ 13K TW/ 895 RTD).
Jay Z stayed in the No. 1 overall album spot, scanning 129K TW, for a release to date total of 658K.
Year To Date Stats
• Overall (all genre) album sales are down -6.4 percent (156.506 million YTD).
• Country album sales are down -2.3 percent (21.352 million YTD), which includes Country digital albums (up 11.6 percent/ 6.547 million YTD).
• YTD Country album market share is about even with last year at 13.6 percent.
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