Billboard Chart Flash: Week of May 24 – May 30

This week’s Billboard country charts are topped by the two artists that owned the night during this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. For an amazing 18th consecutive week, the remarkable sophomore album from five time ACM award winner, Lady Antebellum, stays put atop the Country Albums chart. Meanwhile, three time winner Miranda Lambert scores her second straight number one song as “The House That Built Me” reaches the summit on the Hot Country Songs chart. Find out who follows Lady A and Miranda in this week’s Chart Flash.

Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now sold another 46,000 copies to bring the album’s total sales to just over 2.17 million copies. Benefiting from the ACM presented tribute special, The Last Rodeo, Brooks & Dunn’s #1’s & Then Somes leapfrogs into the number two position. Slipping down to number three is the Zac Brown Band’s debut, The Foundation. Making its debut at number four is Hank III’s Rebel Within while Carrie Underwood’s Play On album holds strong in the number five position.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” climbs up one spot to number one, bumping last week’s most played song, Chris Young’s “The Man I Want to Be,” to the second spot. Keeping a strong hold on the number three spot is George Strait with his latest smash “I Gotta Get to You” while Jason Aldean jumps up two spots to land at number four with “Crazy Town.” Rouding out the top five for another week is Joe Nichols’ former number one, “Gimme That Girl.”

Only two songs made their debut this week including Justin Moore with his latest single, “How I Got To Be This Way,” which comes in at number 54. The other song is Frankie Ballard’s “Tell Me You Get Lonely” which bows in at no. 59. Billy Currington’s “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer” and Lady Antebellum’s “Our Kind of Love” both jumped up 12 spots to the number 36 and 38 positions, respectively.

Miranda Lambert now has two number ones under her belt but she hasn’t had a multi-week stay in the pole position. Will “House” become her first multiple week number one? Or will another song come from behind to knock her off? Find out if she can stay atop the charts in next week’s Billboard Chart Flash.

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