Weekly Register: Kane Brown Debuts Atop Country Albums Chart; “Humble and Kind” Goes Platinum

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Kane Brown debuts in the top spot on this week’s country albums charts, with his self-titled, full-length album selling 45K. The new album follows Brown’s Chapter 1 EP, which debuted in the Top 10 of Nielsen Soundscan’s country albums rankings in April.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood hold two of the top 5 country album titles this week, with Christmas Together moving 30K to land at No. 2, and the Christmas Together/Gunslinger package moving 17K to land at No. 4. Brook’s solo effort, Gunslinger, sits just outside the Top 5 this week at No. 6, moving 14.4K.

Miranda Lambert’s The Weight Of These Wings, last week’s No. 1 effort, moves 23K this week to land at No. 3, while Chris Stapleton’s Traveller is at No. 5, with 16K sold.

Other notable debuts this week include Ned Ledoux, son of rodeo legend Chris LeDoux, who debuts at No. 44 on the country albums chart with his EP Forever A Cowboy (1.9K). Also, Phil Vassar’s American Soul debuts at No. 55 on the country albums chart, with 1.4K.

This week, Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up reached the 500K sales mark, enough to be certified Gold, as did Joey+Rory’s Hymns album.

On the overall albums rankings, Hamilton Mixtape from Original Broadway Cast debuts at No. 1, selling 187K (169K album only).

Overall album sales have declined 16.2 percent year to date, while overall digital album sales have declined 20.5 percent. Country album sales have declined 6.6 percent year to date, while country digital album sales have declined 16.5 percent.

Country Tracks Rankings

Tim McGraw Humble and Kind

This week, Tim McGraw’s Grammy-nominated “Humble and Kind” moves 5.9K, and tops the 1 million mark at 1.005 million.

On the country tracks chart, Keith Urban continues his reign with “Blue Ain’t Your Color” moving 27K. Little Big Town’s “Better Man” moves 23K to land at No. 2, while The Voice contestant’s Sundance Head’s rendition of “Love Can Build a Bridge” moves 21K to land at No. 3.

Florida Georgia Line ft. Tim McGraw’s “May We All” lands at No. 4 with 17K sold, while another The Voice contestant, Josh Gallagher, lands at No. 5 with his version of “Danny’s Song” moving 16K.

On the overall track sales chart, former child country star Billy Gilman’s rendition of Celine Dion’s “I Surrender” lands at No. 16 overall, selling 26K. Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello’s “Bad Things” topped the overall digital tracks rankings, moving 58K.

Overall track sales have declined 24.7 percent year to date, while country tracks sales have declined 22.7 percent.

Information courtesy of Nielsen Soundscan.

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