Weekly Register: Brandy Clark, Frankie Ballard Make Top 10 Debuts

Brandy Clark

Brandy Clark

Superb singer-songwriter Brandy Clark and soulful rocker Frankie Ballard make solid debuts this week on the country albums chart. Clark’s Big Day In A Small Town debuts at No. 8 country (No. 84 overall), selling 7.4K. Meanwhile, Ballard’s El Rio debuts at No. 9 country, with 6.7K.

Also making a big debut is the latest Now That’s What I Call Country compilation, which lands at No. 3 country and No. 28 overall, with 15.5K sold.

Just outside the Top 10 is Cold River Records artist Drew Baldridge‘s Dirt On Us, which lands at No. 11 country, selling 5.7K. Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle’s Colvin & Earle enters at No. 13 wit 5.6K albums sold.

Blake Shelton‘s If I’m Honest holds the top spot on the country chart with 22K sold, followed by Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller at No. 2 with 20K sold. Keith Urban‘s Ripcord lands at No. 4, with 12K sold this week, while Dierks Bentley‘s Black rounds out the Top 5 with 11.5K sold.

El Rio

Drake‘s Views remains atop the overall albums chart, with combined units of 121K. Of that number, 27K are albums, while the remainder factors in single-song downloads and streams. Following the Tony Awards on June 12, Hamilton, the Original Broadway Cast album rises to No. 3 this week, with 45K sold and combined units totaling 61.5K.

Also on the overall chart is the debut of Little Big Town‘s pop project with Pharrell, Wanderlust, which debuted at No. 105 overall, with 6.5K combined units in its debut week.

Overall album sales have decreased 13.3 percent YTD, while overall digital album sales have decreased 18.1 percent. Country album sales have decreased 5.1 percent YTD, while country digital sales have declined 12.2 percent.

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line

On the country tracks rankings, Florida Georgia Line‘s “H.O.L.Y.” remains atop the list, with 72K sold this week. Tim McGraw‘s “Humble and Kind” follows with 32K, along with Dan+Shay‘s “From The Ground Up” at No. 3 (26K), Carrie Underwood‘s “Church Bells”  at No. 4 (25K), and Luke Bryan‘s “Huntin’, Fishin’, and Lovin’ Every Day” at No. 5 (23K).

The top country track debut this week is Todd Crisley & Sara Evans‘ “Infinite Love,” which sold 12K to land at No. 19 country and No. 67 overall.

Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” stays atop the overall tracks sales charts, with 124K sold this week, and 1.175 million sold to date.

Overall track sales have diminished 24 percent YTD, while country track sales have declined 21.5 percent.



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