Weekly Register: Willie Nelson Debuts At No. 1 With ‘God’s Problem Child’

Willie Nelson‘s new album, God’s Problem Child, debuted atop the country albums chart this week, moving 36K, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The album is Nelson’s ninth for Sony/Legacy Recordings, and marks his second country album chart-topping album in less than two years, following Django and Jimmie, his 2015 collaboration project with Merle Haggard. God’s Problem Child also entered the Top 200 at No. 10.

Following Nelson is Brad Paisley‘s Love And War at No. 2, with 10K, and Keith Urban‘s Ripcord at No. 3 with 9.1K.

While Chris Stapleton‘s latest album From A Room: Vol. 1 will make its chart debut next week, his Traveller album remains in the Top 5 this week, with 7.7K. That puts Traveller at 1.915 million units sold (album only) and the album has been on the country album rankings for 104 weeks.

Old Crow Medicine Show‘s 50 Years of Blonde On Blonde debuts at No. 5 this week, with 6.3K. It also tops this week’s Bluegrass album chart.

Also debuting this week was John Mellencamp‘s Sad Clowns and Hillbillies, which topped the Americana chart with 35K.




On the country digital tracks rankings, Sam Hunt‘s “Body Like A Back Road” continues in the top spot, with 51K sold this week, for 856K to date.

Brett Young‘s “In Case You Didn’t Know” is at No. 2, with 30K, followed by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood‘s “The Fighter” at No. 3, with 24K. Luke Combs‘ “Hurricane” is at No. 4, with 23K, and The Voice contestant Lauren Duski has this week’s top debut, with her rendition of Billy Dean’s “Somewhere In My Broken Heart” moving 19K to land at No. 5.

Overall, digital tracks are down 24.7 percent, while country digital tracks are down 22.8 percent.

Information provided by Nielsen Soundscan.





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