Weekly Register: Country Albums Chart Sees A ‘California Sunrise’


Jon Pardi‘s California Sunrise has taken the top spot on the country albums chart this week, and at No. 11 on the overall rankings, with 24K albums sold and 29K total consumption. Following Pardi on the country album rankings are Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller (20K), Keith Urban‘s Ripcord (18K), Blake Shelton‘s If I’m Honest (17K) and the Now Country 9 compilation (13K).

Other high-charting country debut albums include LOCASH‘s Fighters at No. 14 (4.1K) and Elizabeth Cook‘s Exodus of Venus at No. 23 (2.5K).

On the overall chart, Drake‘s Views remains at No. 1 with 124K combined units this week.

Year to date, album sales are down 13.3 percent, while country album sales are down 5 percent. Overall digital album sales are down 18. 1 percent, while country digital album sales are down 11.7 percent.

Mumford & Sons‘ Johannesburg lands at No. 1 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart, with 34K sold. Following the group is Stapleton’s Traveller at No. 2 (20K), Case/Lang/Viers‘ self-titled project at No. 3 (14.4K), Paul Simon‘s Stranger to Stranger at No. 4 (11.6K) and The Lumineers’ Cleopatra at No. 5 (11.2K).

Meanwhile, Florida Georgia Line‘s “H.O.L.Y.” remains atop the country tracks sales rankings, with 69K (650K to date). Kane Brown debuts “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” at No. 2 with 43K sold. Tim McGraw‘s “Humble and Kind” is at No. 3 (28K), Dan+Shay‘s “From The Ground Up” lands at No. 4 (23K), and Luke Bryan‘s “Huntin,’ Fishin,’ and Lovin’ Everyday” rounds out the Top 5 with 23K.

Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” sold 118K this week, for a total of 1.3 million to date.

Year to date, overall track sales have declined 23.9 percent, while country track sales have declined 21.7 percent.


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