Weekly Register: Easton Corbin Debuts At No. 1

easton corbinEaston Corbin’s About To Get Real debuted at No. 1 on the country album chart, and No. 13 overall, with consumption of 24K (20K album only). The Mercury Nashville release was produced by Carson Chamberlain and has the hit single “Baby Be My Love Song” at radio now. Corbin celebrated the launch of his third album with a listening event on July 6 at the Johnny Cash Museum in downtown Nashville.

Rounding out the top 5 are Corbin’s UMG Nashville labelmates Kacey Musgraves (18K album only) and Sam Hunt (14K), followed by Zac Brown Band (13K) and Now Country 8 (10K).

On the tracks list, Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless The USA” crossed the 1 million downloads mark, selling 28K this week thanks to the 4th of July. The song was released in 1984, pre-Soundscan, so it has actually sold many more than 1 million total.

Top 5 Country Tracks this week
Little Big Town “Girl Crush” 60K
Luke Bryan “Kick the Dust Up” 59K (tops 500K RTD)
Sam Hunt “House Party” 47K
Sam Hunt “Take Your Time” 45K
Blake Shelton “Sangria” 41K

Global Release Day Changes
Starting on July 10, the global release date moves from Tuesday to Friday. Accordingly, all sales-based charts will be measured from Friday through Thursday to cover the full 7-day period. Starting July 13, Nielsen’s sales tools will be available on Monday morning. There will also be an 11-day transition week. Then on July 20, the new 7-day Friday to Thursday chart week will begin.

*info according to Nielsen Soundscan

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