Weekly Register: Kenny Rogers Reclaims Country Albums Chart Pinnacle

Kenny Rogers is inducted into CMA’s Country Music Hall of Fame during a news conference on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

Following his death on March 20, 2020 at age 81, Kenny Rogers‘ music has returned to No. 1 on the country albums chart for the first time since 1986.

The Best of Kenny Rogers: Through The Years, which released back in 2018, tops this week’s country albums chart, according to Nielsen Soundscan, with 32K in total consumption. Rogers’ previous No. 1 album came on Dec. 28, 1985, when The Heart of the Matter began the first of a six-week reign atop the country albums chart, running from Dec. 28, 1985-Feb. 1, 1986.

Kelsea Ballerini‘s third studio album Kelsea debuts at No. 2, with 28K in total consumption, bolstered by the singles “Homecoming Queen?” and “The Other Girl” (ft. Halsey).

Top 5 Country Albums (total consumption):

  1. Kenny Rogers, The Best Of: Through The Years – 32K
  2. Kelsea Ballerini, kelsea – 28K/16M
  3. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get – 22K
  4. Luke Combs, This One’s For You – 18K
  5. Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me – 14.5K

On the country on-demand streaming chart, Dan+Shay with Justin Bieber continue at No. 1, with 8 million streams this week, and 285 million streams to date. This week’s top country debut is Ballerini’s “The Other Girl,” with 4.4 million streams, entering at No. 12.

  1. Dan + Shay/Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”: 8 million (TW)/285 million to date
  2. Gabby Barrett, “I Hope”: 6.6 million (TW)/180 million to date
  3. Diplo & Julia Michaels f/Morgan Wallen, “Heartless”: 6.4 million (TW)/180 million to date
  4. Old Dominion, “One Man Band”: 6.3 million (TW) /190 million to date
  5. Maren Morris, “The Bones” : 6.2 million (TW)/280 million to date




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