Weekly Register: Thomas Rhett’s ‘Center Point Road’ Makes History With Chart-Topping Debut

Step aside Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett‘s Center Point Road debuts at No. 1 on both the country album chart and is the only country album to have debuted atop the Top 200 Album chart this year, accumulating 76K (45K album only/34M song streams) according to Nielsen Soundscan. This marks the biggest streaming debut week ever for a country album.

Making way for Center Point Road, the next three slots on our report are shifted down from last week’s rankings, starting with an album released 105 weeks ago, Luke CombsThis One’s For You, coming in at No. 2 with 26K (3.2K album-only/28M song streams). No. 3 is Dan + Shay‘s self-titled project with 16K (1.3K album-only/18M song streams). And then Morgan Wallen takes No. 4 this week with If I Know Me, 14K (534 album-only/15M song streams). At No. 5 this week is Kane Brown‘s 2018 effort, Experiment, with 11K (2.5K album only/10M song streams).

Looking at top songs this week, we have Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” at No. 1 overall, gaining another 39M streams this week for a total of over a half billion streams (530M).

Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” tops Nashville’s on-demand streaming chart again this week, with 12M new streams (84 million RTD). Also retaining its status for another week is Wallen’s “Whiskey Glasses,” at No. 2 with 11M streams (164M RTD). Next we find “Look What God Gave Her,” from Thomas Rhett’s current chart-topping album Center Point Road, at No. 3 with almost 9.8M streams (83 million RTD). Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” follows at No. 4 with 9.6M streams (420M) and Lee Brice‘s “Rumor” rounds out this week’s top five with 9.2M streams (155M RTD).

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