Billboard Chart Flash: Week of April 26 – May 2

For the second week in a row, Joe Nichols and Lady Antebellum continue to dominate the country Billboard charts. Find out who trails them in this week’s Chart Flash!

After being released fourteen weeks ago, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now continues to dominate the rest of the country albums and remains number one on the albums chart. The trio sold an additional 75,000 copies to bring their total sales to 1,928,000. The album has already been certified double platinum for shipments of 2 million copies but they could pass the 2 million albums scanned mark next week. Holding strong in the number two spot is Zac Brown Band with The Foundation while Miranda Lambert also holds at number three with her award-winning album, Revolution. Carrie Underwood’s Play On moves up one spot to number four and returning back to the top five (after falling out it for the first time since its release) is Taylor Swift’s Fearless.

Over on the singles chart, Joe Nichols notches another week at number one with his smash hit, “Gimme That Girl.” Jumping up two spots to land at number two is Chris Young with his hit “The Man I Want to Be” while Kenny Chesney stays put at number three with “Ain’t Back Yet.” Sliding down to number four is former number one, “American Honey,” by Lady Antebellum. Finally, making its first appearance in the top five, is George Strait’s “I Gotta Get to You” which climbs up one to the number five spot.

Leading this week’s debut songs is Troy Olsen with “Summer Thing” (no. 57) while The JaneDear Girls’ “Wildflower” (no. 58) and Keith Urban’s “I’m In” (no. 60) trail in their first weeks on the chart. This week’s biggest jump belongs to Dierks Bentley’s bluegrass single, “Up On The Ridge,” which leapfrogs ten spots to go from 51 to 41.

That wraps up this week’s Chart Flash. Find out if Joe Nichols will make it three weeks at number one or if Chris Young can snag his second consecutive number one hit with “The Man I Want to Be.” I highly doubt Lady Antebellum will lose its hold of the top spot on the albums chart so all eyes will be on the singles chart. Find out if anything big happens on next week’s Billboard Chart Flash.

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