Billboard Chart Flash: Week of May 17 – May 23

For the third consecutive week Lady Antebellum and Chris Young hold on to their number one positions on this week’s Billboard Country Charts. There was plenty of movement on one of the charts so find out who moved around in this week’s Chart Flash.

Lady Antebellum’s unstoppable album, Need You Now, stays atop the Country Albums chart for a 17th consecutive week. This week the album moved another 46,000 copies to push the album’s total sales over the 2.1 million mark. Meanwhile, the rest of the top five albums all held on to their positions from last week. Zac Brown Band remains in the number two spot with The Foundation. Following in positions three to five, respectively, are country’s leading ladies, Miranda Lambert’s Revolution, Taylor Swift’s Fearless, and Carrie Underwood’s Play On.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Chris Young spends his third week at number one with his smash hit, “The Man I Want to Be.” There was plenty of movement in the songs behind Young lead by Miranda Lambert’s jump from number four to number two with “The House That Built Me.” Also jumping up two slots to number three is George Strait with his latest hit, “I Gotta Get to You.” Leaping into the top five for the first time in their career is Steal Magnolia with their debut smash, “Keep On Lovin’ You,” which lands at number four. Lastly, Joe Nichols’ former number one song, “Gimme That Girl,” slides three spots down to number five.

For the second week in a row, Keith Urban’s “I’m In” claims the honor of the biggest jump as it leapfrogs nine spots to land at number 20. Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer” leads this week’s debut songs at no. 48. Following Billy is Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind of Love” (no. 50), Chuck Wicks’ “Hold That Thought” (no. 55), Darryl Worley’s “Keep the Change” (no. 57), and Thompson Square’s “Let’s Fight” (no. 58).

On a quick side note, Lady Antebellum continues to make history with their smash hit single, “Need You Now.” The song spends its tenth straight week atop Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary chart becoming the longest running number one song by a country crossover group in the chart’s 49 year history. The previous record was held by Rascal Flatts who spent 9 weeks atop the chart with their hit, “What Hurts the Most.”

Find out if Chris Young can make it four weeks atop the Hot Country Songs chart or if Miranda Lambert can house herself at number one for just the second time in her career on next week’s charts. Also see if there will be any movement on the albums chart or if the top five will once again keep firm grips on their positions. All those questions will be answered in next week’s Billboard Chart Flash.

To purchase Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now or Chris Young’s “The Man I Want to Be,” click on the images below.

Need You Now [+digital booklet]
The Man I Want To Be

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