Weekly Register: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney Return To No. 1

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean

On this week’s country albums charts, Jason Aldean returns to the top spot (and No. 19 overall) with They Don’t Know selling 15K this week (200K RTD). Aldean’s album is No. 19 among all genres.

Two debuts make the Top 5 this week. John Prine debuted at No. 2 with For Better, Or Worse selling 15K. Warner Bros.‘ William Michael Morgan debuted at No. 5 with Vinyl selling 6.5K. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band debuted at No. 11 with Circlin’ Back-Celebrating 50 Years selling 3.3K.

Following Aldean and Prine is Florida Georgia Line‘s Dig Your Roots at No. 3 (11K), Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller at No. 4 (9.6K) in the Top 5.

Overall, album sales have declined 14.5 percent, while overall digital albums sales declined 19.3 percent. Country album sales are down 8.3 percent while country digital album sales have diminished 13 percent.

 

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney (featuring Pink) returns to the top spot on the country tracks rankings this week, with “Setting The World On Fire” selling 35K (382K RTD).

Following at No. 2 is Keith Urban‘s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” (33K), Artists of Then, Now and Forever, with “Forever Country” at No. 3 (31K), Florida Georgia Line (ft. Tim McGraw)’s “May We All” at No. 4 with 20.5K, and Miranda Lambert‘s “Vice” at No. 5 with 18K.

Thomas Rhett makes this week’s top country track debut, with “Star Of The Show” at No. 7 with 16K sold.

Overall digital track sales have declined 24.6 percent year to date, while country tracks have declined 22.7 percent.

Information courtesy of Nielsen Soundscan.

 

 

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