Album sales took a deep dive between the last week of 2014 and the first week of 2015. Overall sales sank 47%, moving 5.274 million this week, while country sales fell 55%, moving 561K. This holiday shopping hangover is on par with the same time period last year.
The overall top new artist album belongs to Louisa Wendorff. The Belmont student’s EP, Arrow, sold 2.8K TW and 3.2K RTD. She gained recent popularity thanks to her mash-up cover of two Taylor Swift songs.
At the top of the country album chart, Garth Brooks is replaced by Jason Aldean who sold 20K this week. On the all-genre chart, Swift stays put at No. 1 with 244K of 1989.
Top 5 Country Albums TW
Jason Aldean 20K
Luke Bryan 19K
Carrie Underwood 19K
Sam Hunt 16K
Garth Brooks 14K
Top 5 Country Tracks TW
Carrie Underwood “Something in the Water” 46K
Tim McGraw “Shotgun Rider” 45K
Jason Aldean “Burnin’ It Down” 40K
Florida Georgia Line “Sun Daze” 37K
Eric Church “Talladega” 34K
Maddie & Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” shimmies past the 500K mark this week, with 516K RTD.
Numbers according to Nielsen Soundscan.