Weekly Register: Jake Owen, Kenny Chesney Arrive At No. 1


Jake Owen earns a No. 1 album on the country chart, with the RCA Nashville project American Love selling 29K.

Meanwhile, Hillary Scott and The Scott Family earn a No. 2 debut on the country chart, with Love Remains selling 28K album. Rounding out the top 5 slots are Blake Shelton‘s If I’m Honest with 23K at No. 3, Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller at No. 4, with 13K (and 1.5 million albums to date) and Keith Urban‘s Ripcord with 5.3K albums.

Songwriter Lori McKenna‘s The Bird & The Rifle debuted at No. 19 on the country albums rankings, selling 2.7K. Carter Winter’s The Whiskey In Me enters at No. 34 with 1K.

On the overall albums rankings, DJ Khaled debuts at No. 1 with Major Key selling 95K (59K album only).

Overall album sales have dropped 15 percent YTD, while country album sales have declined 8.6 percent. Overall digital album sales have decreased 20 percent, while country digital album sales have fallen 15.3 percent YTD.

Kenny Chesney

On the country tracks charts, Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville artist Kenny Chesney and duet partner P!nk set the chart on fire, powering to No. 1 with their collaboration “Setting The World On Fire,” which sold 93K. It enters at No. 2 on the overall tracks chart.

Following at No. 2 on the country chart is Florida Georgia Line‘s “H.O.L.Y.,” with 50K, now topping the 1 million sales mark with 1.023 million overall.

Miranda Lambert‘s “Vice” is at No. 3 this week, with 32K sold, followed by Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King at No. 4 with “Different For Girls” moving 27.5K. Kelsea Ballerini‘s “Peter Pan” moved 23K this week, rounding out the Top 5.

Overall tracks sales have dropped 25.1 percent YTD, while country track sales have declined 23.3 percent YTD.

Information provided by Nielsen Soundscan.


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