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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Mar. 21 – 27

This week saw an album return to the number one spot while a new country duo claims its first number one song their career. Find out who we’re talking about in this week’s Chart Flash!

After trailing Sara Evans’ Stronger for the last two weeks, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party reclaims the number one spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Aldean sold another 19,000 copies to bring the album’s total to just over 999,000 copies so more than likely he’ll cross the 1 million mark next week. Trailing Jason is the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give while Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This comes in third. Falling to number four from number one is Evans’ Stronger which brings its three total to just under 100,000 copies. Rouding out the top five is Taylor Swift’s Speak Now which sold just over 15,000 copies this week.

Last week we thought we’d see a big debut from Josh Kelley’s Georgia Clay but the album opened with a disappointing 6,000 copies sold to land at number 16. With “Georgia Clay” just outside the top 15 on the Hot Country Songs chart, it’ll be interesting to see how the album performs from here.

Speaking of the Hot Country Songs chart, new country duo Thompson Square claimed their first number one song as “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?” jumps up two spots to number one this week. Holding strong at number two is Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson with their monster duet, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” Falling down two spots to number three is last week’s top single, “Let Me Down Easy” by Billy Currington. Also holding their positions in the four and five spots respectively are the Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” and Darius Rucker’s “This.”

This week saw the debut of four new songs on the charts and they are led by Trace Adkins’ “Just Fishin'” which lands at number 40. Dierks Bentley’s “Am I The Only One” (no. 47), Jake Owens’ “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” (no. 55), and Edens Edge’s “Amen” (no. 60) all made their respective debuts this week as well.

Next week we’ll see if Thompson Square can hold onto the number one spot or if another single will leapfrog to number one. If any song had a chance at doing accomplishing that feat it would be ZBB’s “Colder Weather.” As usual we’ll sort out all the movements for you in next week’s Chart Flash.

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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of March 7 – 13

On this week’s Billboard country charts we see the debut of Sara Evans’ newest album, Stronger. Where did Sara debut in her first week out? Find out in this week’s Chart Flash along with how Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson faired on the singles chart.


Just as expected, Sara Evans’ Stronger debuts atop the Country Albums chart this week with sales of just over 55,000 copies. This is Sara’s second album to hit number one, she claimed the top spot with her last album, Real Fine Place. Holding steady at number two is Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party which inches closer and closer to the 1 million copies sold mark. In third this week is Lady Antebellum’s monster album, Need You Now, while Aaron Lewis’ Town Line falls to fourth. Rounding out the top five selling albums is Rascal Flatts with their album, Nothing Like This.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s monster ballad, “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” stays put atop the chart for a third week in a row. Climbing up one spot to number two is Billy Currington with his latest hit, “Let Me Down Easy.” Also making a one spot move up is Thompson Square whose debut smash single, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?,” lands at number three. After playing bridesmaid to Jason and Kelly for the past few weeks, Brad Paisley’s “This is Country Music” falls two spots to number four. The Zac Brown Band’s “Colder Weather” makes a three spot leap to round out the top five songs in the country.

With no big releases to report in next week’s Flash, there’s a strong possibility that Sara could hold on to the top spot unless Jason Aldean experiences a sales increase to overtake her.

Only two songs made their debut this week and they are led by Brad Paisley’s newest single, “Old Alabama,” which lands at number 44. This week’s other debut song belongs to Gloriana whose “Wanna Take You Home” comes in at number 56.

With Thompson Sqare and Billy Currington experiencing major radio airplay, it’ll be interesting to see if Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson can hold on to the top spot for a fourth week in a row. As usual, we’ll sort out all the movement in next week’s Chart Flash.

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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Feb. 28 – Mar. 6

This week saw an album debut at number one on the Country Albums while the juggernaut called “Don’t You Wanna Stay” spends a second week at number one on the Hot Country Songs chart. Find out which album made an impressive debut as well as what else went down on the charts in this week’s Chart Flash.


Aaron Lewis is the newest artist to migrate to the country genre. Many know him as the lead singer of the rock band Staind. His first country album, Town Line, sold an impressive 37,600 copies to debut at number one on the Country Albums chart. Spending another week in second is Jason Aldean with his near platinum selling smash, My Kinda Party. After basking in their Grammy glow the past two weeks, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now slips to number three this week. Taylor Swift’s Speak Now is number four this week while Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give rounds out the top five country albums.

Next week is sure to see a shakeup among the top five as we’ll see the debut of Sara Evans’ latest release, Stronger.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson retain their number one single as “Don’t You Wanna Stay” spends a second week at the top. Staying put at number two is Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” while Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy” jumps up two spots to number three. Leaping into the top five at number four is Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?” which jumps up three spots from number seven. Rounding out this week’s top five country songs is Blake Shelton’s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking?”

This week saw only one song make its debut and that is Little Big Town’s “The Reason Why” which comes in at number 59 this week.

Next week should be an interesting week as we could have a new number one song as well as a new number one album depending on if fans backed up Sara Evans during her release week and if radio is loving “This Is Country Music.” Find out what goes down in next week’s Chart Flash.

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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Feb. 21 – Feb. 27

Last week saw Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton reign surpreme on Billboard’s country music charts. This week, one of those artists was overtaken while the other held onto the number one position on their chart. Find out what happened in this week’s Chart Flash.


This week’s Country Albums chart is once again topped by the best selling country album of 2010, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now. The album moved another 28,000 copies this week as it continues to relish from the Grammy effect. However, early numbers are showing that the week’s number two album, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, will move up into the number spot when the new numbers come out. Coming in at number three is Taylor Swift’s Speak Now while the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give comes in at number four. Rounding out the country’s top five albums is Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, after two consecutive trips to the number two spot, Jason Aldean finally nabbed his fifth number one single of his career as “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” his duet with Kelly Clarkson, climbed up to the top spot. Climbing up one spot to number two is Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music” while Taylor Swift’s “Back to December” climbs up two spots to number three. Falling three spots to number four is last week’s number one, Blake Shelton’s “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking?” Rounding out the top five country songs is Billy Currington’s “Let Me Down Easy” which climbs up one spot this week.

This week saw only two songs make their debuts which are led by The Dirt Drifters’ “Something Better” at number 56 followed by Joanna Smith’s “Georgia Mud” at number 59.

Next week should see little movement on the albums chart so the most movement could be seen on the singles chart. Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson are trying to hold off strong contenders in Brad’s “This Is Country Music” and Taylor’s “Back to December.” Find out who will be number one in next week’s Chart Flash.

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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Feb. 14 – 20

This week’s charts saw five-time Grammy award winner Lady Antebellum experience a 205% increase to land at number one on the Country Albums chart once again. Meanwhile, this week also saw a new song reach the top of the Hot Country Songs chart. Find out who was able to replace Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” in this week’s Chart Flash.


Lady Antebellum’s Grammy award winning album, Need You Now, sold over 85,000 copies this week to land at number one on the Country Albums chart. Following Lady A is Taylor Swift’s Speak Now which moved just over 30,500 copies to land at number two. Meanwhile Jason Aldean continues to move over 30,300 copies to come in at number three. Coming in at number four is another Grammy winner with the Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give. Rounding out the top five is yet another 2011 Grammy winner, Miranda Lambert with her album, Revolution.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, Blake Shelton nabs his third consecutive number one single as “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking?” climbs to the top spot. Making a four spot leap to number two is Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s duet, “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” which looks to be next week’s number one. Moving up two spots to number three is Brad Paisley’s “This Is Country Music,” while Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” falls three spots to number four this week. Rounding out the top five songs is Taylor Swift with her latest smash, “Back to December.”

Leading this week’s debut songs is the newly crowned ACM Top New Solo Vocalist, Eric Church’s “Homeboy” which bows in at no. 48. Following Church is Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl” at no. 51, Toby Keith’s “Somewhere Else” at no. 57, and Frankie Ballard’s “A Buncha Girls” at no. 59.

Next we’ll see if Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson can make it to the top of the Hot Country Songs chart or if Blake Shelton can hold them off for at least another week. On the albums chart, we’ll see if Lady Antebellum can continue to ride the Grammy wave or if someone else will replace Need You Now as the top country album in the land. As usual, you can find out in next week’s Chart Flash!

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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Feb. 7 – 13

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.

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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

After three weeks of Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift ruling the Billboard country charts, this week saw both of them fall from the top to make room for new occupants. Find out which two artists replaced Chesney and Swift atop the charts in this weke’s Chart Flash.

After being stuck behind Taylor Swift’s Speak Now for the past 14 weeks, Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party finally rose to number one by selling 26,875 copies, which was less than 100 copies more than Speak Now which fell to number two. Coming in at number three is the Grammy nominated Need You Now by Lady Antebellum which continues to move over 17,000 copies a week a year after its release. The Zac Brown Band’s You Get What You Give comes in at number five while Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This rounds out the top five selling country albums in the country.

Next week could see a bit of a shakeup as the debut album from husband and wife duo Thompson Square is expected to make its debut in the top five and could become number one. Also, this Sunday’s Grammy awards could boost sales for nominees Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, and Zac Brown Band.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, Chris Young scores his third straight number one single as “Voices” jumps from number three to the number one spot this week. Young also reached the summit with his last two singles “The Man I Want to Be” and “Getting You Home.” Falling down one spot to number two is Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” while Luke Bryan’s “Someone Else Calling You Baby” returns to the top three this week at number three. Moving up one spot to number four is ACM co-host Blake Shelton with his newest hit, “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking” while Keith Urban’s “Put You In A Song” falls three spots to round out the top five singles.

This week sees the debut of seven new singles which are led by Ronnie Dunn’s first single as a solo artist, “Bleed Red,” which comes in at number 30. Following Dunn are: Keith Urban’s “Without You” (no. 47), Kenny Chesney’s “Live a Little” (no. 49), Jamey Johnson’s “Heartache” (no. 51), Carrie Underwood’s “Songs Like This” (no. 52), Colt Ford’s “Country Thang” (no. 55), and Gretchen Wilson’s “I’d Love to Be Your Last” (no. 60).

Whew! That’s a lot of new songs to report this week! Well that wraps up this week’s Chart Flash…find out where Thompson Square will debut as well as who will be number one on the singles chart in next week’s Chart Flash!

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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Jan. 17 – 23

This week saw plenty of movement on both of Billboard’s country charts, but did last week’s champions, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney, get booted from their number one positions? Find out in this week’s Chart Flash.


If you thought Taylor Swift’s Speak Now was dethroned on the albums chart, then you thought wrong. For another week, Taylor had the biggest selling country album of the week. This week she sold an additional 30,000 copies to remain at number one. Bouncing back into the number two position is Jason Aldean with his album, My Kinda Party, which sold 24,000 copies. Losing a bit of momentum this week is the soundtrack for Country Strong which fell one spot to number three. Storming back into the top five albums is Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now which comes in at number four. Rounding out this week’s top five albums is the Zac Brown Band’s sophomore release, You Get What You Give.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” spends a second week atop the chart this week. Making a move into the number two spot is Keith Urban with his latest smash, “Put You In A Song.” Leapfrogging three spots from number six to number three is Luke Bryan with his recent single, “Someone Else Calling You Baby,” which could be the singer’s third straight top two single (after “Do I” and “Rain is a Good Thing”). Tumbling down two spots to number four is Tim McGraw’s multi-week number one smash, “Felt Good On My Lips.” For the third week in a row, Chris Young’s “Voices” rounds out the top five country songs.

This week saw the debut of three new songs led by Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” which comes in at no. 57. Other debuts were Aaron Lewis’ “Country Boy” (which features George Jones and Charlie Daniels) at no. 59 and Alabama’s “Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?” at no. 60. Reba’s “If I Were A Boy” is this week’s biggest jumper as it jumps up 15 spots from no. 60 to no. 45.

Next week we’ll see if Luke Bryan can continue his momentum at radio at jump into the number one spot on the singles chart with “Someone Else Calling You Baby” or if Kenny Chesney will notch another week atop the chart. See who comes out on top in next week’s Chart Flash.

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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Jan. 10 – 16

For the last three weeks, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw held the top spots on Billboard’s country charts. However, this week saw the debut of Steel Magnolia’s self-titled debut album which had a great chance to overtake the number one spot on the Country Albums chart while singles by Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney put pressure on Tim’s “Felt Good On My Lips.” Did one of the superstars fall from the top? Find out in this week’s Chart Flash!

Taylor Swift’s Speak Now was able to hold off the first ‘major’ album release of 2011 by selling an additional 35,000 copies to remain number one on the Country Albums chart. Still relishing from the wide release of Country Strong, the movie’s soundtrack moved up a spot to number two with sales of over 28,000 copies. Making their debut this week is Steel Magnolia’s Steel Magnolia which reached 28,300 homes in its first week, good enough to land at number three. Moving down a couple spots to number two is Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party which sold just over 25,000 copies. Rounding out the week’s top five albums is Country Strong: More Music from the Film, which is an extended soundtrack for the film, which moved 15,000 copies to finish at number five.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, Kenny Chesney leaps two spots to the number one position with his recent smash, “Somewhere With You,” which sends Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on my Lips” down to number two. Keith Urban’s “Put You In A Song” rises up one spot to number three while Carrie Underwood tumbles down two spots to number four with “Mama’s Song.” Rounding out the week’s top five songs is once again Chris Young’s “Voices.”

There is only one debut song this week and that is Randy Montana’s “1,000 Faces” which makes its debut at number 56.

With no new major album releases this week, it’ll be a shocker if Taylor Swift vacates the top album spot so once again we’ll focus mainly on the movement of the singles chart. Can Kenny Chesney make it a multiple week stay at number one or will another song leap up into the top spot? Find out in next week’s Chart Flash.

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Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Jan. 3 – Jan. 9

For a third week in a row Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw top Billboard’s country charts. Find out if there was any movement in throughout the charts in this week’s Chart Flash.

On the Country Albums chart, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now reigns supreme as it sells another 52,000 copies this week and passes the 3 million mark in just 11 weeks. Holding strong at number two is Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party which passes the 700,000 copies sold mark this week. Making a big-time leap into the top three is the Country Strong Soundtrack which sees a huge sales jump due to the film’s nation wide release. Coming in at number four is Lady Antebellum’s Christmas EP, A Merry Little Christmas, while their sophomore album, Need You Now, rounds out the top five.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good On My Lips” continues to be the top country song country for a third straight week. Moving up to number 2 this week is Carrie Underwood with her latest smash hit, “Mama’s Song.” Coming in at number three is Kenny Chesney with his recent single, “Somewhere With You,” while Keith Urban moves up to number four with “Put You In a Song.” Rounding out the top five songs is Chris Young with his latest top five hit, “Voices.”

This week’s debut singles are led by Rascal Flatts’ latest release, “I Won’t Let Go,” which comes in at no. 45. Following the trio is Steve Holy with his recent single, “Love Don’t Run,” at no. 58 and Leann Rimes’ “Crazy Women” at no. 60.

This week we’ll see the numbers Steel Magnolia’s debut album posted in its first week of release which could knock off Taylor Swift’s Speak Now from the top of the albums chart. On the singles chart, early numbers look like Kenny Chesney could leap into the top spot. We’ll sort out all the drama in next week’s Chart Flash!

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