Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Aug. 9 – 15

This week marks the first time an artist not named Lady Antebellum has held both the top spots on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Albums charts simultaneously in one week this year. Find out who achieved that milestone in this week’s Chart Flash.
Blake Shelton is the king of the charts this week as his second six pack album, All About Tonight, debuts at number one on the Country Albums chart, becoming his first album to debut at number one. Shelton sold an impressive 32,600 copies to knock Lady A’s Need You Now to number two for just the second time since its January release. Falling down one spot to number three is the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation while Miranda Lambert stays put at number four with Revolution. Rounding out this week’s top five best selling albums is Jerrod Niemann’s Judge Jerrod and the Hung Jury.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, Shelton’s “All About Tonight” leaps over Keith Urban to take over the number one spot becoming his second consecutive chart-topping single. Holding steady in the runner-up position is Keith Urban’s “I’m In” while last week’s number one single, Zac Brown Band’s “Free,” falls to the third spot. Leapfrogging up three spots to number four is Billy Currington’s latest hit, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer,” which becomes his fourth consecutive top five single. Rounding out this week’s most played country songs is Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy” which spends its second week in the number five spot.

Leading this week’s debut singles is the Zac Brown Band’s duet with Alan Jackson, “As She’s Walking Away,” which debuts at number 32. Following the band is Laura Bell Bundy’s “Drop On By” which comes in at no. 58 and Blaine Larsen’s “Leavin'” which bows in at no. 59. Making the biggest leap up the charts this week is Taylor Swift’s latest single, “Mine,” which rockets up nine spots to number 17.

Next week we could see a change on the albums chart as Lady Antebellum could regain the number one spot depending on if Blake Shelton can have a great second week of sales. Over on the songs chart, Keith Urban is trying to nab another number single but he has to unseat Shelton’s “All About Tonight.” Find out what happens in next week’s Chart Flash.

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