Weekly Register: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Golden Hour’ Tops Country Albums Chart Following Grammy Sweep

Kacey Musgraves

Following its two Grammy wins for Album of the Year (country and overall), Kacey Musgraves’ acclaimed Golden Hour has re-entered the Top 200 Albums chart at No. 9 this week, with 35,000 equivalent album units earned for the week ending Feb. 14, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The stat makes Musgraves’ Golden Hour the first album in the past century to re-enter the Top 200 in the Top 10 following a Grammy Awards show.

The project also tops this week’s Country Albums chart, besting its debut week back in April 2018, when Golden Hour entered the chart at No. 4. This week’s sales mark a 524 percent sales surge for Musgraves’ album. Musgraves earned a total of four Grammy wins on Sunday, Feb. 10, with the additional accolades of Best Country Song (“Space Cowboy”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Butterflies”).

Other big post-Grammy album winners include Brandi Carlile. Carlile swept the American Roots portion of the awards show, and her By The Way, I Forgive You album re-enters the Top 200 at No. 22, with 20K (marking an 897 percent increase).

Musgraves’ fellow Grammy winners and nominees dominate this week’s Top 5, with Grammy Best New Artist nominee Luke CombsThis One’s For You at No. 2 (25K), first-time Grammy winners Dan + Shay at No. 3 with 18K (marking a 17 percent post-Grammy sales surge), and Grammy nominee Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller at No. 4 with 13K. Kane Brown‘s Experiment rounds out the Top 5 with 10K.

On the Top 5 Country streaming songs chart, Luke Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” leads with 8.9 million streams. Dan + Shay take the No. 2 and No. 3 spots with “Speechless” (8 million) and “Tequila” (7.9 million), respectively. Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey” is at No. 4 with 7.5 million streams and Kane Brown’s “Heaven” rounds out the Top 5 with 7.1 million streams.


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