Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Feb. 8 – 14


If you look at Billboard’s Country Albums and Hot Country Songs charts, you’ll notice no change among who is atop those charts.

For the third week in a row, Lady Antebellum’s massive sophomore album, Need You Now, stays put as the country’s number one album, holding off the strong debut of Josh Turner’s latest release, Haywire. Lady A sold another 207,500 copies which brings its total sales for three weeks to a massive 897,300 copies, so expect the album to go platinum next week.

Turner’s album posted a strong opening week of 85,300 copies sold which secured the second spot and the highest debuting album of the week. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift’s Fearless, Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, and Carrie Underwood’s Play On round out the top five at numbers 3-5, respectively.

Over on the singles chart, Josh Turner spends a second week atop the chart with his smash, “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” while Brad Paisley’s “American Saturday Night” climbs up to number 2. Jason Aldean’s latest number 1, “The Truth,” takes a slide down to number 3 while Darius Rucker’s “History in the Making” stays put at number 4. Rounding out the top 5 is Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll.”

On a quick side note, country newcomer Easton Corbin nabs his first top 10 single of his career as his hit “I’m a Little More Country than That” climbs up two notches from 11 to 9. Leading this week’s debuts is Kenny Chesney who skyrockets to number 23 with his latest “Ain’t Back Yet.” Other debuts include Katie Armiger “Kiss Me Now” (number 57), Jessica Harp’s “A Woman Needs” (number 58), and Steve Azar’s “Sunshine” (number 60).

With no big releases coming next week, look for Lady Antebellum to reign supreme for a 4th week in a row. On the singles chart, can Brad Paisley dethrone Josh Turner for another number 1 single? We’ll have to wait and see!

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