Saturday, 30 June 2012

Country Album & Singles Billboard Chart News June 27, 2012

Country Album & Singles Billboard Chart News June 27, 2012

It was Bieber fever this week on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. As forecast Justin Bieber's BELIEVE debuted at No. 1 on the chart. It sold 374,264 copies on its debut week according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the largest entry of the year.  
At No. 2 this week on the Top 200,  Kenny Chesney bows in with WELCOME TO THE FISHBOWL, which shifted 193,938 copies. It's Chesney's best sales week since 2007's "JUST WHO I AM: POETS & PIRATES" started with 387,000 at No. 3. The country star's last album, 2010's "HEMINGWAY'S WHISKEY," which produced four #1 singles and a Top 5 song, debuted with 183,000 at No. 1. All told, "WELCOME TO THE FISHBOWL" marks his 10th top 10 album on the Billboard 200.
Kenny Chesney
Album Artwork (Amazon)

This is Kenny’s 11th consecutive album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Album chart.

"This dramatic increase in sales is a real testament to the strength of his new music, as well as the continued momentum of his career at every level,” said Gary Overton, Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO.
Fishbowl has already yielded the Top 10 hit “Feel Like A Rock Star” with ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour partner Tim McGraw, and his current single, “Come Over,” is one of the fastest rising singles in Chesney’s career  ( Kenny Chesney Facebook)

Find Kenny’s album WELCOME TO THE FISHBOWL on

Kenny’s nearest competitor of the Country chart, and some 166,000 copies short is Luke Bryan’s 46 week chart stayer  TAILGATES & TANLINES which sold 27,958 copies. Luke, is #1 this week with “Drunk On You,” on both the Billboard Country Singles charts.
Alan Jackson’sTHIRTY MILES WEST” drops down to #3 in its 3rd week, selling 23,856 copies (35% weekly loss) with sales now standing at 133,511.
Compilations still find favour with country music fans as Now That’s What I Call Country Music 5 stays at #4 on the chart.
Carrie Underwood rounds the Top 5 with her Gold-selling album BLOWN AWAY, which sold
18,124 copies, a weekly loss of 26% (587,056 copies sold in 8 chart weeks) .  After her week of UK promotion and a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London, Carrie finally made her breakthrough on the UK album chart. The album debuted at # 11 (9,595 sales).

Josh Turner with PUNCHING BAG which was No.1 last week drops down five places to #6. In its “second round” week it sold 17,952 copies, a weekly fall of 60% with a total of 62,890.

Lionel Richie’s RIAA Platinum-certified (shipped) TUSKEGEE remains 2012’s best-selling country music release. With another 16,000 sales this week it has now passed the 900K sold (scanned) marker.

EDENS EDGE self titled debut held up fairly well from its debut week selling a further 8,543 copies.
On the other hand Mary Chapin Carpenter’s ASHES AND ROSES saw a weekly sales loss of 56% (3,127 copies sold) and 10,327 sold in 2 weeks. It fell from No.72 to No.182 on the Top 200 and dropped down to #34 on the country chart.

Don Williams first new album in 8 years AND SO IT GOES made its debut at #99 on the Top 200 and bowed at No.20 on the country chart. Released by Sugar Hill Records on June 19th it sold 4,751 copies without any radio support. On Don’s return album, he's joined by some very special friends including superstars such as Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and Chris Stapleton. Also joining Williams is his longtime producer Garth Fundis, who states, "We weren't looking to reinvent Don, just to make a good new Don Williams record."
Don Williams
Album artwork (Sugarhill)

Although Williams has charted with hits packages as recently as in March, the 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee hadn't appeared on the list with a set of new songs since I TURN THE PAGE in late 1998. The new album is Williams' first since his 2004 album MY HEART TO YOU and marks his highest rank since CAFÉ CAROLINA reached No. 13 in 1984.
AND SO IT GOES  is Williams' 27th entry on Top Country Albums, dating to his first, the No. 5-peaking VOLUME ONE, in 1973. He led the list for two weeks with HARMONY in 1973. Of Williams' 56 titles on Hot Country Songs between 1972 and 1992, a whopping 45 reached the top 10, including 17  #1’s.

Find Don’s album on Amazon UK and Amazon.com

Billboard Top 200  ( Country Album positions #1 - #25)

(LW) Last Week. (TW) This Week
 
LW
TW
Artist
Album
TW
Sales
LW
Sales
 Total
 Sales

NEW
2
Kenny Chesney
Welcome To
The Fishbowl
193,453
480
193,938
#1
13
9
Luke Bryan
Tailgates & Tanlines
27,958
27,004
1,204,364
#2
8
11
Alan Jackson
Thirty Miles West
23,856
36,739
133,511
#3
15
13
Various
Now Country 5
18,954
24,833
43,812
#4
16
15
Carrie Underwood
Blown Away
18,124
24,354
587,056
#5
4
17
Josh Turner
Punching Bag
17,952
44,907
62,890
#6
21
20
Eric Church
Chief
17,53
18,908
891,763
#7
18
22
Lionel Richie
Tuskegee
16,010
23,514
901,277
#8
26
39
Jason Aldean
My Kinda Party
10,545
13566
2,651,954
#9
56
43
Kip Moore
Up All Night
9,908
8,920
132,913
#10
76
49
Brantley Gilbert
Halfway To Heaven
8,776
7,038
608,510
#11
52
50
Edens Edge
Edens Edge
8,543
9,056
17,621
#12
64
56
Lee Brice
Hard 2 Love
8,279
7,993
141,986
#13
99
59
Hunter Hayes
Hunter Hayes
8,133
5,267
148,261
#14
53
65
Rascal Flatts
Changed
6,835
8,978
296,414
#15
65
71
Lady Antebellum
Own The Night
6,343
7,779
1,662,496
#16
67
75
Zac Brown Band
You Get What You Give
6033
7,539
1,522,729
#17
84
90
The Band Perry
Band Perry
5,145
6,102
1,320,529
#18
122
91
Miranda Lambert
Four The Record
5,144
4,445
575,340
#19
NEW
99
Don Williams
And So It Goes
4,751
10
4,762
#20
71
107
Jana Kramer
Jana Kramer
4,568
7,230
28,103
#21
124
109
Tim McGraw
Emotional Traffic
4,454
4,367
245,399
#22
93
111
Toby Keith
Clancy's Tavern
4,437
5,487
541,014
#23
85
113
Blake Shelton
Red River Blue
4,386
5,950
720,415
#24
81
119
Willie Nelson
Heroes
4,316
6,351
47,333
#25

Albums due to drop

June 26
Mindy Smith/Mindy Smith/Giant Leap/TVX Records
Little Feat/Rooster Rag/Rounder

July 17
Billy Joe Shaver feat. Heart of Texas/Live at Billy Bob’s Texas/Smith Music Group
BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SINGLES NEWS

Luke Bryan
Single Artwork
Luke Bryan, lands his fifth career No. 1 single with "Drunk on You" this week. It tops both Billboard Hot Country Songs chart (calculated weekly mostly by airplay and occasionally commercial sales) and the Digital Country Singles Charts (based on digital downloads). It becomes the second single from his album, TAILGATES & TANLINES, to reach the top.  Of the two previous singles "I Don't Want This Night to End"  reached number one on Feb 4, 2012  and "Country Girl (Shake It for Me) peaked at #4
"From the time that we released Tailgates & Tanlines and were doing 'Drunk on You' live, we could really see a lot of people participating and doing the 'boom booms' and singing along," Luke recalls. "To have it as be a No. 1 and my fifth No. 1, and watching it really be a huge song, is so gratifying and fun for me”
'Drunk On You' was the song on the album that we really felt like was the cornerstone of the album," he explains. "We were just making sure that we wanted to pick the right singles to get to the summertime and to get to 'Drunk On You'."

>>   [LISTEN] to Luke Bryan  "Drunk On You".
        The track is available on Amazon.uk &  Amazon.com

Luke Bryan with ‘Drunk On You’ hops up one place to Top The chart!
Eli Young Band with “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” is up two, # 4 - #2
Brantley Gilbert with “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” stays at #3
Eric Church with former #1  “Springsteen” drops from #1 - #4
Dierks Bentley with ‘5-1-5-0’ moves up one place, #6 - #5
Kenny Chesney with “Come Over”, this weeks greatest gainer, up four, #10 - #6
Glorianna and “(Kissed You) Good Night” is up two, #9 - #7
Toby Keith with ‘Beers Ago’ stays at #8
Tim McGraw with “Better Than I Used To Be” drops 4 places, #5 -#9
The Band Perry with “Postcard From Paris” enters the Top 10, #11 -#10
Josh Turner with ‘Time Is Love” is up 1 place #12 - #11
Love And Theft with “Angel Eyes” is up one, #13 - #12
Keith Urban with “For You” moves up one notch, #14 - #13
Blake Shelton with “Over” jumps up 2 spots #16 - #14
Jana Kramer with “Why Ya Wanna” stays at #15
Dustin Lynch with Cowboys And Angels is up one #17 - #16
Thomas Rhett’s  “Something To Do With My Hands” is up #19 - #17
Thompson Square with “Glass” stays at #18
THE FARM with “Home Sweet Home” is up one place, #20 -#19
Hunter Hayes with “Wanted” enters the Top 20, up two, #22 -#20

*** No. 1 *** "Drunk On You" Luke Bryan
Greatest Gainer No. 6 "Come Over" Kenny Chesney
Hot Shot Debut No. 54 "Creepin' " Eric Church
Debut No. 57 "Beer Money" Kip Moore
Debut No. 59 "I Ain't Your Mama" Maggie Rose

Singles due to drop
June 25
Trace Adkins/Them Lips (On Mine)/Show Dog-Universal
Miranda Lambert/Fastest Girl In Town/RCA
Maggie Rose/I Ain’t Your Mama/RPM
Stephanie Grace/Hey There

July 2
Chris Cagle/Let There Be Cowgirls/Bigger Picture
Colt Ford feat. Jake Owen/Back/Average Joes
Andy Gibson/Summer Back/Curb
Steele/Do You Really Have To Go
Shane Yellowbird/They’re All About You/On Ramp
 
Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (27 June 2012)

Luke Bryan stays at #1 this week with “Drunk On You” having sold another 85,000 singles with a total to date of 1.4 million copies of the #1 digital and now radio single.
Kenny Chesney with “Come Over” the second single from this week’s Top Country album WELCOME TO THE FISHBOWL’S is now at #2 with a weekly sales increase of 6% (357,000 total)
Eric Church’sSpringsteen” is at number 3 and heads for 1.3 million sales

Little Big Town’s   single “Pontoon” stands at #4 having sold 279,000 copies in five weeks.
It’s congrats to Hunter Hayes whose single “Wanted” at #5, sold another 51,000 copies this week and passing the 500,000 mark provides him with his first Gold single.
Kip MooreSomethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” sold another 44,000 copies of the single and he passes the Platinum sales mark of 1-million.

Gloriana’s single “(Kissed You) Good Night looks certain to have a Gold single by next week (482,000 singles sold to date)

Thompson Square
’s excellent single  Glass” now breaks into the Top 30 with for the first time (158,000 singles sold so far) .

(LW) Last Week. (TW) This Week


LW
TW
Artist
Song
TW
Sales
LW
Sales
Total
Sales
1
1
Luke Bryan
Drunk On You
85K
100K
1,410,000
4
2
Kenny Chesney
Come Over
73K
69K
357K
2
3
Eric Church
Springsteen
71K
77K
1,278,000
3
4
Little Big Town
Pontoon
68K
70K
279K
5
5
Hunter Hayes
Wanted
51K
52K
520K
8
6
Dierks Bentley
5-1-5-0
44K
45K
294K
6
7
Kip Moore
Somethin' Bout A Truck
44K
49K
1,030,000
9
8
Eli Young Band
Even If It Breaks Your Heart
42K
43K
613K
7
9
Carrie Underwood
Good Girl
40K
46K
1,122,000
10
10
Gloriana
(Kissed You) Good Night
36K
37K
482K
11
11
Love and Theft
Angel Eyes
31K
33K
286K
16
12
Lee Brice
Hard To Love
29K
26K
220K
26
13
Kenny Chesney/
Tim McGraw
Feel Like A Rock Star
28K
19K
413K
13
14
Toby Keith
Beers Ago
28K
29K
259K
15
15
Dustin Lynch
Cowboys & Angels
27K
27K
260K
12
16
Josh Turner
Time Is Love
26K
31K
330K
24
17
Blake Shelton
Over
26K
20K
126K
17
18
Jana Kramer
Why Ya Wanna
24K
26K
330K
14
19
Jason Aldean
Fly Over States
24K
27K
754K
19
20
Luke Bryan
I Don't Want This Night To End
23K
25K
1,762,000
18
21
The Band Perry
Postcards From Paris
22K
25K
214K
21
22
Brantley Gilbert
You Don't Know Her Like I Do
21K
23K
609K
22
23
Keith Urban
For You
20K
23K
183K
20
24
Tim McGraw
Better Than I Used To Be
19K
23K
595K
25
25
Toby Keith
Red Solo Cup
18K
20K
1,939,000
27
26
Luke Bryan
Country Girl
(Shake It For Me)
18K
19K
1,976,000
23
27
Taylor Swift
Eyes Open
18K
23K
968K
30
28
Jason Aldean
Dirt Road Anthem
17K
17K
3,126,000
28
29
Easton Corbin
Lovin' You Is Fun
16K
17K
145K
32
30
Thompson Square
Glass
16K
15K
158K

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