This week’s Billboard country charts sees the debut of Thompson Square’s debut album as well as a change atop one of the charts. Find out who is number one on each chart as well as who rounds out the top five in this week’s Chart Flash.
After finally climbing to number one last week, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party holds onto that position by selling another 34,900 copies this week bringing the album’s total to just over 853,000 copies. Following behind once again is Taylor Swift’s Speak Now which moves an additional 32,000 copies this week. On the heels of a top 15 single, “Are You gonna Kiss Me or Not?,” Thompson Square’s Thompson Square debuts at number three with sales of just over 30,000 copies. Experiencing a pre-Grammy sales increase is Lady Antebellum whose Need You Now comes in fourth after sales of just under 28,000 copies. Rounding out the top five is the Zac Brown Band with their latest album, You Get What You Give.
Next week should be an interesting one on the albums chart as the usual post-Grammy sales increases will be evident which could lead to a big shakeup, especially after Lady Antebellum took home five awards.
On the Hot Country Songs chart, Luke Bryan leaps up two spots to nab his third consecutive number one single with “Someone Else Calling You Baby.” This is Bryan’s third number one off his Doin’ My Thing album after “Rain is a Good Thing” and “Do I.” Also leaping up two spots is Blake Shelton’s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking?” which jumps up to number two. Falling down two spots to number three is last week’s number one single from Chris Young, “Voices.” Sliding down to number four from number two is Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” while Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” rounds out the top five singles.
Leading this week’s debut singles is Justin Moore with his latest single, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” which comes in at number 46. Following Moore are singles from Walker Hayes (“Why Wait For Summer” at no. 53), Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow (“Me And Tennessee” at no. 57), and Chris Young (“Tomorrow” at no. 58).
Next week is going to be a battle for the number one spot on the singles chart as Blake Shelton continues to enjoy strong radio airplay of “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking?” while Luke Bryan is trying to hold on to the top spot for at least one more week. As usual, we’ll sort out all the movement on both charts for you in next week’s Chart Flash.