Weekly Register: Sam Hunt Still at No. 1

Sam Hunt surprised over 55,000 Taylor Swift concert-goers at last night’s sold out Soldier Field in Chicago. Before joiningHunt on his Platinum-selling, No. 1 smash hit, “Take Your Time.” Photo: TAS Rights Management

Sam Hunt, who has the No. 1 country album this week, surprised over 55,000 Taylor Swift fans at last night’s (July 19) sold out concert at Soldier Field in Chicago. She joined Hunt on his Platinum-selling, No. 1 “Take Your Time.” Photo: TAS Rights Management

Soundscan is completing its transition to a new measurement period. Due to the change, last week’s Soundscan sales chart was based on an 11-day period. This week’s chart is based on the standard 7-day period. Therefore, last week’s chart was inflated and week-to-week comparisons aren’t apples-to-apples.

The change is due to the official music release day moving from Tuesday to Friday.

There were no notable country debuts this week, so let’s look at the top 5, where Sam Hunt has the No. 1 album, and two tracks in the top 5.

Top 5 Country albums this week
Sam Hunt 13K/643K RTD
Zac Brown Band 11K/445K RTD
Kacey Musgraves 10K RTD/89K RTD
Little Big Town 9K/296K RTD
Eric Church 7K/1 mil RTD

Top 5 Country tracks this week
Little Big Town “Girl Crush” 57K, 1.481M RTD
Luke Bryan “Kick The Dust Up” 51K, 588K RTD
Sam Hunt “House Party” 46K, 451K RTD
Sam Hunt “Take Your Time” 45K, 1.539K RTD
Thomas Rhett “Crash and Burn” 39K, 398K RTD

Tyrese had the top overall debut with total activity of 86K.

Soundscan says there will be adjustments to this week’s report.

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