Weekly Register: Jason Aldean Debuts At No. 1 With ‘They Don’t Know’


Broken Bow Records artist Jason Aldean secures his third consecutive No. 1 album on the overall sales chart this week with They Don’t Know. The project debuted atop the overall, country, and digital album charts. The project achieved 138K combined units of sales and streaming (131K album only).

Also debuting in the Top 10 on the overall chart is Nashville’s Jack White. His Jack White Acoustic Recordings moved 32K combined units (29.7K album only), to land at No. 8 on the Top 200.

The country albums chart had plenty of its own debuts. In addition to Aldean taking the top spot, Thirty Tigers-Goldie artist Whiskey Myers lands at No. 4 with Mud selling 7.4K. The Dolly Parton/Linda Rondstadt/Emmylou Harris triple-disc Trio Collection landed at No. 7 on the country albums chart, with 5.2K sold, while Chely Wright‘s I Am The Rain sold 4.1K to land at No. 13. The Time JumpersKid Sister lands at No. 25 with 1.7K sold.

The top 5 country albums this week include Aldean’s They Don’t Know at No. 1, followed by Florida Georgia Line‘s Dig Your Roots at No. 2 (20.5K sold), Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller at No. 3 (9.5K), Whiskey Myers at No. 4, and Keith Urban‘s Ripcord at No. 5 (6.5K).

Overall album sales have declined 14.4 percent year to date, while overall digital album sales have decreased 19 percent. Country album sales are down 7.9 percent year to date, while country digital album sales have decreased 13 percent.

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney (featuring Pink) is at the top of the country track sales rankings this week, with “Setting The World On Fire” selling 34K this week, and ranking at No. 10 overall. Keith Urban‘s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” lands at No. 2, with 29K. Kelsea Ballerini‘s “Peter Pan” lands at No. 3 with 28K. Miranda Lambert‘s “Vice” is at No. 4, with 23K. Florida Georgia Line‘s “H.O.L.Y.” holds its ranking in the Top 5, selling 21K.

Luke Bryan‘s “Here’s To The Farmer” is this week’s top country track debut, landing at No. 8 on the country tracks chart and No. 43 overall, selling 14K.

Overall track sales have declined 24.8 percent year to date, while country track sales have decreased 23.1 percent.

Information provided by Nielsen Soundscan.


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