Weekly Register: Chris Stapleton Eclipses Debuts From Hank Williams Jr., Brothers Osborne

Chris Stapleton Traveller

With a sales boost from his Saturday Night Live performance on Jan. 16, Chris Stapleton remains at No. 1 on this week’s country album chart. Traveller saw a 24 percent sales boost, selling 32K and reaching 776K overall.

Hank Williams Jr. enters the chart at No. 2 with It’s About Time, his bow on Nash Icon Records. The set moved 24K units. Brothers Osborne, who enjoyed a breakout single with “Stay a Little Longer,” arrive at No. 3 with Pawn Shop, selling 21K.

Blake Shelton‘s Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits surged to No. 4 with 14K, while Randy Rogers Band debuted at No. 5 with Nothing Shines Like Neon, selling 11K.

Other debuts include Russell Dickerson’s Yours EP at No. 11 (2.7K), Frank Foster’s Boots on the Ground at No. 22 (1.9K), and Upchurch’s Heart of America at No. 30 (1.3K).

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” is entrenched at the No. 1 spot on the country track sales chart, selling 50K and likely to surpass the 1 million mark next week. Sam Hunt’s “Break Up in a Small Town” lands at No. 2 (35K), trailed by Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild’s “Home Alone Tonight” (28K), Brett Eldredge’s “Drunk on Your Love” (24K), and Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” (23.5K).

Stapleton’s “Nobody to Blame” jumps seven spots to No. 6 (20K), followed by Cam’s Burning House” at No. 7 (19.5K). Dierks Bentley’s new single, “Somewhere on a Beach,” enters the chart at No. 8 (19K). Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” (18K) and Brothers Osborne’s “Stay a Little Longer” (18K) round out the Top 10.

On the overall album chart, Panic! At the Disco arrives at the top with Death of a Bachelor, selling 190K. Adele’s 25 sits at No. 2 with 146.K (and now 5.8 million overall). On the overall tracks chart, Justin Bieber stays on top with “Love Yourself,” selling 139K and 1.4 million to date.


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