Overall album sales are down one percent week over week, while Country album sales are down two percent from last week, with half as many top 10 debuts by Rick Ross, Pharrell Williams, Lea Michelle and Eli Young Band.
EYB’s 10,000 Towns (Republic Nashville) debuts as the top Country album (No. 5 overall), selling 36k units (the band’s last album Life At Best sold 35k units in its debut week). The quartet recently promoted their latest project on The Today Show and will tour alongside Jake Owen in the spring. David Nail’s I’m A Fire (MCA Nashville) debuts at No. 3 (No. 13 overall), selling 23k units (the singer’s last album The Sound of a Million Dreams sold 13k units in its debut week). Nail recently announced plans to headline AT&T U-Verse’s Country Deep Tour alongside Jana Kramer.
Other noteworthy debuts include Kevin Fowler’s How Country Are Ya? (Kevin Fowler Records-Thirty Tigers) at No. 9, with 5k units sold, and Sundy Best’s Bring Up The Sun (Entertainment One) at No. 11, with 4.8k units sold.
Rapper Rick Ross’ Mastermind is the top overall album, debuting with 101k units sold. YTD, overall album sales are down 14.5 percent, while Country album sales are down 13.6 percent. The same week last year, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party reigned as both the top overall and Country album, selling 150k units.
Brantley Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up” remains the top Country track (No. 19 overall), selling 66k units (611k RTD). The top Country debut is Dan+Shay’s “What You Do To Me” at No. 24, selling 15k units. Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” endures as the top Overall track, selling another 490k units (2.6 million RTD). Coldplay’s “Magic” is the top overall debut, appearing at No. 7 with 112k units sold.
YTD, overall track sales are down 11.4 percent, while Country track sales are down 17 percent.
Next week’s numbers will include Sara Evans’ Slow Me Down, Don Williams’ Reflections, Sherry Lynn’s It’s A Beautiful Life, Matt Stillwell’s Right On Time and Cowboy Troy’s King Of Clubs.