Weekly Register: Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton Lead Country Charts

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton, who picked up even more trophies on Sunday night’s ACM Awards, moves back to the No. 1 spot on the country albums chart (and No. 8 overall) this week, as Traveller moves 24K. This make 1.1 million sold RTD for Traveller.

He’s followed by Joey+Rory‘s Hymns project, which sold 21K this week. Sam Hunt‘s Montevallo moved 6.6K this week, enough to put it third this week. Thomas Rhett‘s Tangled Up, which features the new ACM Single of the Year “Die A Happy Man,” moved 5.5K to move into the fourth spot this week, while Loretta Lynn‘s Full Circle is at No. 5, with 4.9K sold.

The top country debut is from Margo Price. Her Midwest Farmer’s Daughter debuts at No. 10, with 4K sold.

Zayn takes the top spot in the overall album rankings, with Mind of Mine selling 157K (112 album only). Album sales are down 16.6 percent overall YTD, while overall digital album sales are down 23.9 percent. Country album sales are down 4.3 percent, while country digital album sales down 13.9 percent.

Tim McGraw Humble and KindTim McGraw‘s “Humble and Kind” powers to the top of the country tracks chart (and No. 18 overall), with 38K. Kenny Chesney‘s “Noise” debuts at No.2 (No. 23 overall) with 33.4K, while Maren Morris‘ “My Church” lands at No. 3 with 32.9K sold. Brett Eldredge‘s “Drunk On Your Love” is at No. 4 with 32.7K. Blake Shelton‘s “Came Here To Forget” rounds out the Top 5 with 32.6K sold.

Overall digital track sales are down 25.2 percent from last year, while country digital track sales are down 21.3 percent.

On the overall digital track sales rankings, Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” returns to the No. 1 spot, with 155K sold. The top debut comes from Nick Jonas with “Close” landing at No. 12 with 55K sold.

Information provided by Nielsen Soundscan.


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