Weekly Register: Dierks Bentley’s New ‘Black’ Is Top-Selling Album

Dierks Bentley Black

Dierks Bentley‘s latest album, Black, sold 88K albums in its first week, enough to make it the top-selling album of the week, across all genres. In addition to Black entering at No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart, it appears at No. 2 on the overall chart with 101K combined units, accounting for streams, albums sales and single-song sales.

Drake‘s Views holds the top position on the overall chart this week with 152K (37K album only).

Black‘s singles so far include “Somewhere on a Beach,” and his latest single, “Different For Girls,” featuring Elle King. It’s Bentley’s eighth studio album for Capitol Records Nashville.

Following him on the top country album chart are Blake Shelton‘s If I’m Honest (51K), Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller (17K), Keith Urban‘s Ripcord (11K), and Cole Swindell‘s You Should Be Here (9.6K).

Overall album sales have declined 13.2 percent YTD while country album sales have declined 5.4 percent YTD. Overall digital album sales have slumped 17.9 percent, while digital country album sales have decreased 13.3 percent YTD.

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line

On the country track sales chart, Florida Georgia Line continue to dominate with “H.O.L.Y.” selling 69K this week, and topping 431K in only five weeks. Bentley notches two tracks from Black in the Top 5 this week. “Different For Girls” debuts at No. 2 (and No. 22 overall), with 32K, while “Somewhere on a Beach” is at No. 4 with 27K, topping 519K RTD. Tim McGraw‘s former chart-topper, “Humble and Kind,” moves 30K this week to land at No. 3, while Thomas Rhett‘s “T-Shirt” rounds out the Top 5 with 23K.

Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” can’t stop commanding the overall track sales tabulations, with 155K sold this week, and bringing in 913K in its total of four weeks of release. Curb Records artist Dylan Scott also makes a notable debut this week, with “My Girl” landing at No. 30, with 8.3K.

Overall digital track sales are down 23.9 percent, while country digital track sales have dwindled 20.9 percent YTD.

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