Toby Keith and Jana Kramer are back-to-back on this week’s album charts, and because of streaming figures, they’re pretty much neck-and-neck when it comes to bragging rights for having the week’s highest debut. Keith’s 35 mph Town enters the country album chart at No. 2 with nearly 19K sold, while Kramer’s Thirty-One lands at No. 3 with nearly 18K sold.
However, on the overall chart, which factors in streaming and song downloads, Kramer’s set parks at No. 10 with nearly 22K units, outpacing Keith’s No. 14 position with just under 20K units.
Other debuts on the country album chart are Jason Boland and the Stragglers’ Squelch, (No. 11, 4K), Josh Thompson’s Change: The Lost Record, Vol. 1 (No. 20, 2K) and Canadian country singer Corb Lund’s Things That Can’t Be Undone (No. 37, 1K).
Meanwhile, Luke Bryan returns to the top spot on the country album chart with Kill the Lights, selling 23K (648K to date). Don Henley’s Cass County (17K) and George Strait’s Cold Beer Conversation (16K) round out the Top 5.
The top country tracks this week are Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” (49K), Bryan’s “Strip It Down” (38.5K), Cam’s “Burning House” (33K), and Sam Hunt’s “Break Up in a Small Town” (26K). Carrie Underwood’s brand new single, “Heartbeat,” debuts at No. 5 (23K).
On the overall chart, Selena Gomez debuts at No. 1 with Revival, moving 117K units (85K album only), just ahead of Game’s Documentary 2, with 95.5K units (83K album only). Country albums in the overall Top 10 are Bryan’s Kill the Lights (No. 6), Rhett’s Tangled Up (No. 7) and Kramer’s Thirty-One (No. 10)
Info according to Nielsen Soundscan
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