Weekly Register: The Lumineers, Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw Top Charts

The Lumineers

The Lumineers

Nashville-based Dualtone Records has this week’s top overall albums chart release, as The Lumineers secures its first No. 1 album with its second project, Cleopatra (125k sold, 108K traditional album sales). The trio’s self-titled debut album released in 2012 and ascended to the No. 2 slot, selling 1.7 million, largely due to its hit single “Ho Hey.”

On the country albums rankings, Chris Stapleton again takes the top spot, with 39K sold, followed by Joey+Rory‘s Hymns, with 19K sold. Carrie Underwood‘s Storyteller takes the third slot, with 8.9K sold, followed by Thomas Rhett‘s Untangled at No. 4 with 6K and Sam Hunt‘s Montevallo at No. 5 with 5.9K.

This week’s top country debut album comes from Average Joe’s Charlie Farley. All I’ve Been Through debuts at No. 35 selling 1.1K. Merle Haggard takes five of the top six country catalog titles. 20 Greatest Hits tops that list, selling 5K.

Overall album sales YTD have decreased 16.9 percent, while overall digital album sales have decreased 23.9 percent. Country album sales are down 3.6 percent YTD, while country digital album sales are down 11.7 percent.

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw‘s “Humble and Kind” leads this week’s country track sales, with 42K. Dierks Bentley‘s “Somewhere On A Beach” follows at No. 2, with 34K sold. Blake Shelton‘s “Came Here To Forget” lands at No. 3 with 28K, followed by American Idol winner Trent Harmon‘s debut single “Falling,” with 28K. Cole Swindell‘s “You Should Be Here” rounds out the top 5, with 28K.

Swindell also has the top country track debut, with “Flatliner,” featuring Dierks Bentley. The track debuts at No. 18 on the country tracks rankings (No. 61 overall), with 14K sold.

Overall tracks sales are down 25.2 percent YTD, while country track sales are down 19.4 percent.


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