Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Feb. 22 – 28

If you’re looking for a change on this week’s Billboard Chart Flash, then keep on looking. For the fourth week in a row, Lady Antebellum and Josh Turner remain atop the Country Albums and Country Songs charts.

In its fifth week out, Lady Antebellum sold another 118,000 copies to push their total sales to a little under 1.6 million albums sold. With the announcement of their seven ACM nominations this week, I doubt anyone will be able to take them down. Although, this week saw new releases from American Idol alum Danny Gokey, newcomer Easton Corbin, and Blake Shelton.

The rest of the top five albums includes the final album from Johnny Cash, American VI: Ain’t No Grave, which sold an impressive 54,400 copies to debut at number 2. Following Cash and Lady A are Taylor Swift’s Fearless, Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation, and Josh Turner’s Haywire to round out the top five.

Over on the singles chart, Josh Turner’s infectious “Why Don’t We Just Dance” holds its spot atop the Hot Country Songs chart for the fourth straight week and becomes Turner’s most successful single to date. Creeping up three spots to number two is Billy Currington with his hit “That’s How Country Boys Roll” while Darius Rucker spends another week in the number three spot with “History in the Making.” Climbing from six to four is Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins’ hit “Hillbilly Bone” while Brad Paisley’s “American Saturday Night” falls three spots down to number five.

This week’s debut singles are lead by Tyler Dickerson’s “Tell Your Sister I’m Single” which comes in at number 51. Other debuts include Jimmy Wayne’s duet with Whitney Duncan “Just Knowing You Love Me” (no. 59), and Mallory Hope’s “Blossom in the Dust” (no. 60).

With another week down, it’s once again time to wonder if anyone will be able to dethrone Lady Antebellum or if they’ll continue their dominance. On the singles chart, does Billy Currington have enough momentum to overtake Turner’s hit? We’ll find out on next week’s Billboard Chart Flash.

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