Weekly Register: Country Vs. Compton Race to the Top

duo-slider-weekly-registerIt’s country versus Compton on the music sales charts, as the latest albums from Luke Bryan and Dr. Dre vie for the top overall spot. Final numbers won’t be in until next Monday, Aug. 17, but early estimates predict Bryan will sell about 340-355K (total consumption). His previous project debuted with 528K (albums only).

Meanwhile, Dre’s Straight Outta Compton soundtrack is predicted to sell about 290-305K, but that number could rise due to the film’s release this week.

On this week’s chart, Bryan has the top country track debut with “Huntin,’ Fishin,’ and Lovin’ Every Day” selling 10K to reel in the No. 27 country spot.

Top 5 Country Albums this week
Sam Hunt 13K
Alan Jackson 12K
Zac Brown Band Greatest Hits 9.8K
Zac Brown Band Jekyll + Hyde 9.7K
Jason Isbell 8.7K

Top 5 Country Tracks this week
Sam Hunt “House Party” 48K
Little Big Town “Girl Crush” 44K
Thomas Rhett “Crash and Burn” 41K
Keith Urban “John Cougar…” 40K
Luke Bryan “Kick The Dust Up” 39K

YTD Albums
Overall -3.5%
Country -5%

YTD Tracks
Overall -9.4%
Country -15%


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