It’s slow in sales land this time of year. In this post-holiday draught, there aren’t any notable new country releases this week, and there are none on the immediate horizon. The album release schedule starts to warm up in March, when new product is expected from Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner.
In the meantime, Sam Hunt hunkers down at No. 1 on the country tracks and albums charts. An overall sales uptick is expected from Sunday night’s Grammy Awards. Stay tuned.
Top 5 Country Albums
Sam Hunt, 14K, 288K RTD
Jason Aldean, 10K, 818K RTD
Carrie Underwood, 10K, 262K RTD
Blake Shelton, 9K, 317K RTD
FGL, 7K, 548K RTD
It is worth noting that indie turned new Atlantic signee Sturgill Simpson is swimming at No. 8 with 5K/ 97K RTD.
On the total consumption albums chart, the top three slots belong to Taylor Swift (101K), Ed Sheeran (74K) and Meghan Trainor (68K). The top country stars on the list are Sam Hunt at No. 16 with 25K, and Carrie Underwood at No. 24 with 18K.
The Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars hit “Uptown Funk” dances at No. 1 on the tracks chart, selling 365K TW and 3.2 million RTD.
Top 5 Country Tracks
Sam Hunt “Take Your Time” 43K/339K RTD
Blake Shelton ft. Ashley Monroe “Lonely Tonight” 28K/ 343K RTD
Thomas Rhett “Make Me Wanna” 25K/ 405K RTD
FGL “Sun Daze” 25K/ 446K RTD
Luke Bryan “I See You” 24K/ 371K RTD