Weekly Register: Scotty McCreery, Willie Nelson and Chase Rice

wkly-register-picOverall album sales are down two percent from last week, while Country albums sales are up 10 percent this week, with debuts from several male artists. Scotty McCreery‘s See You Tonight debuts at No. 1 (No. 6 overall), selling 52k units in its first week. The album’s title track, written by McCreery, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell, is currently at No. 18 on the charts (No. 74 overall).

Meanwhile, Willie Nelson’s To All The Girls debuts at No. 2 (No. 9 overall) selling 43k units, while Chase Rice’s Ready Set Roll debuts at No. 4 (No. 16 overall), selling 17k units. Other noteworthy debuts include Will Hoge’s Never Give In at No. 23 (3k) and Bubba Sparx’s Pain Management at No. 40 (1.6k).

albums102313tracks102313Pearl Jam’s Lightning Bolt strikes the competition, taking the No. 1 overall spot this week, selling 165k units. YTD album sales are down 6.3 percent, while Country albums sales are down 2.1 percent. Lower numbers can be expected for next week, because of Taylor Swift’s hugely successful debut of Red last year (over one million units sold in its debut week).

Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind Of Night” remains the top Country track (no. 14 overall), selling 64k units this week (1 million RTD). Lennon & Maisy’s “A Life That’s Good” is the top Country debut this week, coming in at No. 12 (No. 54 overall) selling 23k units. Eminem’s “Rap God” is the top overall track this week, dethroning Lorde’s “Royals” and selling 259k units. YTD, overall tracks are down 3.9 percent, while Country tracks are up 2.7 percent. 

Next week’s debuts include Brandy Clarks‘s 12 Stories and Ty Herndon‘s Lies I Told Myself

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