Weekly Register: Keith Urban, Cole Swindell, Cyndi Lauper Make Top Country Debuts

Keith Urban Ripcord

Keith Urban‘s Ripcord debuted atop this week’s country albums chart with 93K sold. It ranked No. 4 overall with 106K units including albums sales, streaming and song sales. The project features two No. 1 songs, including “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break on Me,” as well as Urban’s current single,  “Wasted Time.”

Cole Swindell‘s newest project, You Should Be Here, debuts at No. 2, selling 65K , and enters at No. 6 overall with 75.5K combined units.


Other notable country chart debuts include Cyndi Lauper‘s Detour, which lands at No. 4 selling 15.5K. Mary Chapin Carpenter‘s Things That We Are Made Of lands at No. 8 on the country albums chart, with 6.2K. Tony Brown produced Lauper’s project, while Dave Cobb took the helm of Carpenter’s set.

Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller lands at No. 3, with 24K sold, while Joey + Rory’s Hymns collection is at No. 5, with 13K sold.

On the overall sales chart, Drake and Beyoncé hold the top spots, with Drake’s Views at No. 1 (313K) and Beyoncé’s Lemonade at No. 2 (202K). Radiohead makes the top debut this week, with A Moon Shaped Pool landing at No. 3 with 181K (173K album only).

Overall, album sales are down 13.5 percent from this time last year, while overall country album sales are down 7.6 percent. Overall digital album sales are down 17.8 percent TYD, while country digital album sales are down 16.3 percent.

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line

On the tracks charts, Florida Georgia Line‘s “H.O.L.Y.” retains the pinnacle of the country track sales chart, with 90K.

However, Blake Shelton takes two of the Top 5 spots on the country tracks charts. Shelton and Gwen Stefani debut at No. 2 with “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” with 58K. Shelton’s solo single, “Came Here To Forget,” lands at No. 4 with 31K.

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

Finishing out the Top 5 are Tim McGraw‘s “Humble and Kind” at No. 3 this week with 35.5K, and Maren Morris‘ “My Church” at No. 5 with 27.5K. Morris’ single officially surpassed the 500K mark this week.

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood‘s “The Fighter” also debuts in the Top 10 on the country track sales chart, at No. 7, selling 25K. Urban promoted the song last week via a fun social media video featuring his wife Nicole Kidman.

Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” from Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls, debuts at No. 1 on the overall track sales chart, with 379K.

Overall track sales are down 23.7 percent year to date, while country track sales are down 20.6 percent.

Information courtesy of Nielsen Soundscan.



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