Weekly Register: FGL’s ‘Anything Goes’ Debuts At No. 1

anything goes11Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore album Anything Goes entered the overall chart at No. 1 this week, zooming in with sales of 197K. This bumped Jason Aldean to No. 2, with Old Boots, New Dirt selling 91K in its second week for a RTD total of 369K. 

FGL’s latest is one of the best-selling Country debuts of the year. Other top debuts include Aldean (278K), Brantley Gilbert Just As I Am (211K) and Eric Church The Outsiders (288K), according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Highly listenable duo The Swon Brothers debuted with 10K this week. And Little Big Town’s anticipated release hit shelves yesterday. (How much longer can we use the term “hit shelves”?) Check Weekly Register next week to see how many fans sought out Pain Killer for retail relief. Later this month brings new music from rising star Sam Hunt and mainstay Darius Rucker (Holiday release). Also on the Country docket in 2014 are releases from Maddie and Tae (EP), Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Toby Keith, The Doobie Brothers Country collaboration, and hits packages from Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

Tracking Tracks

Taylor Swift owns the top two spots on the overall tracks chart this week. “Out of the Woods” debuts at No. 1 selling 195K, while “Shake it Off” settled at No. 2 selling 178K, and reaching 2.5 million RTD. At No. 3, Meghan Trainor’s smash “All About That Bass” bumped its way to 148K clicks and tops 3 million RTD.

The highest selling Country track debut is Aaron Watson’s “That Look,” garnering 19K downloads. Toby Keith’s “Drunk Americans” entered with 15K downloads.

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