Weekly Register: Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton Top Charts

Pictured: Keith Urban with songwriter Steven Lee Olsen, mix engineer Chris Lord Alge, and producing partner Dann Huff. Photo: Keith Urban/Twitter, Jan. 13, 2017.

Keith Urban tops the country digital tracks chart this week, with “Blue Ain’t Your Color” selling 27K units (719K total to date). On Spotify, the track has notched 25 million streams. Urban also takes the No. 2 spot on the country albums chart this week, with Ripcord.

Elsewhere on the country tracks chart, Chris Stapleton‘s “Tennessee Whiskey” lands at No. 2, notching 26K this week, for 1.010 million sold to date. Sam Hunt‘s “Drinkin’ Too Much,” which the singer-songwriter premiered on New Year’s Eve, debuts in the No. 3 spot with 26K (and 2 million Spotify streams). Little Big Town‘s “Better Man” comes in at No. 4 with 25K, followed by Jon Pardi‘s “Dirt On My Boots” at No. 5 (19K). The top 5 sales tracks this week are all Universal Music Group Nashville artists.

Rascal Flatts‘ “Yours If You Want It” debuts at No. 8 this week with 12K and 1 million Spotify streams.

On the overall digital tracks chart, Ed Sheeran has the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, with two new songs. “Shape of You” is at No. 1 with 231K, while “Castle on the Hill” lands at No. 2, with 165K.

Overall, digital track sales have decreased 25.7 percent year to date, while country digital track sales have declined 24.5 percent.

Chris Stapleton

On the country albums chart, Urban and Stapleton switch spots, with Stapleton’s Traveller taking No. 1 this week, with 12K. That puts the project at 1.792 million in sales to date.

Urban’s Ripcord follows at No. 2 with 6.2K. Miranda Lambert‘s The Weight of These Wings is at No. 3 with 5.3K, followed by Kane Brown‘s self-titled project at No. 4 (3.8K). Jason Aldean‘s They Don’t Know rounds out the Top 5 with 3.6K.

On the overall album sales chart, The Weeknd lands at No. 1 with 63K (14K album only). The soundtrack for La La Land makes a splash on the chart following the Golden Globes ceremony on Jan. 8. The album is at No. 2 with 42K (30K album only).

Overall album sales have declined 19.8 percent YTD, while overall digital album sales have declined 21.9 percent. Country album sales have declined 5.6 percent YTD, while country digital album sales have declined 16.4 percent YTD.

Information courtesy of Nielsen Soundscan.


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