Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Country Billboard Chart News March 19, 2018

Country Billboard Chart News March 19, 2018

In Brief:
Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of March 24, 2018)
Country Album Chart ** No.1 (8 non-consecutive weeks) ** SELF-TITLED (Deluxe) Kane Brown
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (16 weeks) ** “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
Country Airplay *** No.1 (1 week) ** “Broken Halos” Chris Stapleton
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (14 non-consecutive weeks) ** “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of March 24, 2018)

The Billboard 200 chart measures multi-metric album consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Logic Scores Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Bobby Tarantino II'
Logic scored his second No. 1 album in less than a year on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (BB200), as his new mixtape, Bobby Tarantino II, debuted atop the list. The set, which was released on March 9 through Visionary/Def Jam, bows with 119,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 32,000 were in traditional album sales.
Bobby Tarantino II’s debut was powered mostly by streams, as the album launches with 82,000 SEA units (equalling 123 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tracks in the week ending March 15; each SEA unit equals 1,500 on-demand audio streams). With 32,000 copies of the album sold, the remainder of the title’s equivalent units was generated by TEA units (5,000).
Logic topped the Billboard 200 less than a year ago with his last studio album, Everybody. The effort opened at No. 1 on the list dated May 27, 2017 with 247,000 units earned (of which 196,000 were in traditional album sales).

David Byrne earned his highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200 chart as AMERICAN UTOPIA entered at No.3 with 63,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music.
Byrne’s debut — his 12th charting solo set — is driven by traditional album sales, as effectively all of its units (62,856) were in pure sales, resulting in Byrne's biggest sales week since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. American Utopia’s arrival was enhanced by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with the artist’s tour, which started earlier in March.

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of March 24, 2018)
Top Country Albums now ranks the most popular country albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA)).
10 digital track sales from an album = 1 track equivalent album (TEA) “sale”
1,500 on demand song streams from an album to one streaming equivalent album (SEA) “sale”.
Nielsen Music compiles the sales and streaming data. Billboard continues to publish pure album sales charts (subscription to billboard biz ), exclusively comprising Nielsen’s sales data.

Kane Brown with his SELF-TITLED held at No.1 (#24-27 Billboard 200) for a 8th non-consecutive week selling another 4,308 copies (67-week total 344,300).

Chris Stapleton with TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) was a non-mover at No.2 (28-38 BB200) selling 5,599 copies (150-week total 2,245,800) whilst his sets From A Room: Volume 1 (Mercury/Universal Music Group Nashville) fell 4-6 (41-54 BB200) selling 6,437 copies (45-week total 740,800) and From A Room: Volume 2 slipped 7-8 (60-81 BB200) selling 7,306 copies (14-week total 338,100).

Former No.1 Thomas Rhett with LIFE CHANGES (Valory/Big Machine Label Group) fell 3-4 (#36-44 Billboard 200) selling 2,553 copies (26-week total 248,600).

Former No.1 Luke Bryan with WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY (Capitol Nashville | UMGN) lifted 5-3 (#46-39 Billboard 200) selling 8,053 copies (14-week total 246,700).
Former No.1 Luke Combs with THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/ Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) moved 6-5 (#49-53 Billboard 200) selling 2,010 copies (41-week total 200,400).

Brett Young with self- titled BRETT YOUNG (BMLG) climbed 8-7 (65-62 Billboard 200) selling 1,586 copies (57-week total 192,900).
Jon Pardi with CALIFORNIA SUNRISE (Capitol Nashville | UMGN) fell 9-10 (87-101 Billboard 200) selling 1,349 copies (91-week total 224,300)

Outside the Top 10
Former No.1 Blake Shelton with TEXOMA SHORE (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) rose 18-13 (161-129 BB200) selling another 3,054 copies (18-week total 208,000).
Old Dominion with HAPPY ENDINGS (RCA Nashville | SMN) fell 12-14 (#116-144 BB200) selling around 1,000 copies (29-week total 78,100).
Former No.1 Chris Young with LOSING SLEEP (RCA Nashville | SMN) fell 13-23 (#133-200 BB200) selling 1,449 copies (21-week total 88,900).
LANCO with HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville | SMN) fell 20-22.

Outside the Top 25
Kid Rock with SWEET SOUTHERN SUGAR rounded out the top 25 fell 25-26 selling 3,632 copies (17-week total 139,600).

On the Country Album Sales list (pure sales; old methodology)

Morgan Wallen with his self-titled 4 track EP MORGAN WALLEN (Big Loud Records; Amazon UK UK iTunesAmazon.com) made a debut at No.45.

Year-To-Date Albums
3,090,000 (Physical sales 2,212,000 (down -22.2%) + Digital sales 878,000 (down -33.7%) which is 25.9% down at the same point in 2017 (4,169,000 sales) 

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks
10,476,000 down 30.7% at the same point in 2017 (15,116,000)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of March 24, 2018)

On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart - which blends:
a) All-format airplay, as monitored by BDS
b) Sales, as tracked by Nielsen SoundScan and
c) Streaming, (tracked by Nielsen BDS from such services as Spotify, Muve, Slacker, Rhapsody, Rdio and Xbox Music, among others) according to BDS it results in:

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s pop/country crossover hit “Meant to Be” (Warner Bros./Big Machine Label Group) led Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, for a 16th week (on the chart dated March 24), extending its record for the most time at No. 1 for song with lead female vocals in the chart's 59-year history. On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, the song pushed 5-4, matching FGL’s best career rank. The duo’s debut smash, “Cruise,” climbed to No.4 on the Hot 100 in July 2013. “Meant” moved 9-7 on Country Airplay, up 14 percent to 30.1 million impressions with Most Increased Audience honors for a second consecutive week.

Brett Eldredge banked his seventh Hot Country Songs top 10 as “The Long Way” (Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville) lifted 11-10. The song held at its No.6 high on Country Airplay (31.5 million, up 4 percent).
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” (Warner Bros./ Big Machine Label Group) dominated Hot Country Songs for a 16th week.

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (16 weeks)/ Airplay Gainer ** “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
** Streaming Gainer ** No.14 “Tequila” Dan + Shay
** Digital Gainer ** No.23 “Mercy” Brett Young
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.34 “This Is It” Scotty McCreery
Debut No.49 “Rich” Maren Morris

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of March 24, 2018)

Singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton reached the summit of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the first time as “Broken Halos” (Mercury) ascended 2-1 in its 35th week on the list (dated March 24). It increased by 2% to 41.2 million audience impressions in the week ending March 18, according to Nielsen Music.
On Hot Country Songs, “Halos” held at its No.5 peak, which it initially reached on the chart dated March 3.

The track ranked at No.6 on Country Digital Song Sales (13,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 15) and No.17 on Country Streaming Songs (5.4 million U.S. streams).

The organic-styled “Halos,” which Stapleton wrote with Mike Henderson, is the second single from the former’s From A Room: Volume 1, which arrived atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart dated May 27, 2017, with 219,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week. The set has spent eight weeks at No.1 on Top Country Albums and 13 weeks atop Americana/Folk Albums. It has earned 961,000 units to date, including 741,000 in traditional album sales.

Thanks to the Dave Cobb-produced LP and “Halos,” Stapleton is the first male, and the fifth act, to have topped both Americana/Folk Albums and Country Airplay (or, before the latter list’s 1990 inception, Hot Country Songs). He follows Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss and Dolly Parton in notching a No.1 country song and a leading title on Americana/Folk Albums, which began in 2009.
Meanwhile, Stapleton’s 2015 set TRAVELLER holds the record for the most weeks at No.1 on Americana/Folk Albums: 42. It most recently led the March 17-dated chart, and it led Top Country Albums for 29 weeks.
“Halos” marks Stapleton’s sixth appearance on Country Airplay. The launch single from Volume 1, “Either Way,” debuted at its No. 26 peak on the May 20, 2017, chart. He sports one additional Country Airplay top 10: “Nobody to Blame” (No. 10; April 2, 2016). His other three entries: “Parachute” (No.17, 2017), “Tennessee Whiskey” (No.57, 2016) and “What Are You Listening To?” (No.46; 2013).
KKBQ Houston PD Johnny Chiang says that he “can’t put a finger on why” “Halos” has outperformed other Stapleton songs on Country Airplay. “ ‘Broken Halos’ is simply a great modern country song with a traditional flavor, just like ‘Parachute,’ ‘Nobody to Blame’ and ‘What Are You Listening To?’ ” he says. “Chris’ music has always done very well for KKBQ.”
Says WWQM Madison, Wis., PD Fletcher Keyes, “Stapleton played for our listeners several years agoin a showcase we call Storytellers Jam. Ever since his appearance, which was amazing, all of his music has
tested phenomenally here. I mean, once you hear Stapleton’s voice, you’re sold.”

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (1 week) *** “Broken Halos” Chris Stapleton 41.191 million audience (+0.984 million) / 8,170 radio plays (+298)
** Most Increased Audience ** No.7 “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line +3.665 million audience gain
** Most Added ** No.24 “I Was Jack” (You Were Diane) Jake Owen 28 fresh radio commitments (ADDS)
** Hot Shot Debut ** No. 57 “You Got 'Em All” Trent Harmon

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart 
(Chart issue week of March 24, 2018)

Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line with “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros. | BMLG) remained at No.1 for in its 16th chart frame (14 non-consecutive weeks). It held at No.6 on the all genre Digital Songs Chart five places behind Drake's "God's Plan" which led the Digital Song Sales chart for a sixth week (49,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 15, down 15 percent). On the Radio Songs chart, "Plan" dipped 3-4, but gained by 6 percent to 100 million in all-format airplay audience in the week ending March 18.

Jason Aldean with “You Make It Easy” (Macon/Broken Bow | BBMG) held at No.2 (#10-17 Digital Songs).
Kane Brown with “Heaven” (Zone 4 | RCA Nashville) held at No.3 (#22-17 Digital Songs) in his 17th frame.
Thomas Rhett with “Marry Me” (Valory) held at No.4 (#25-21 Digital Songs) in his 22nd frame.
Luke Bryan with “Most People Are Good” (Capitol Nashville) held at No.5 (#32-24 Digital Songs) in his 10th frame.

Chris Stapleton with “Broken Halos” (Mercury | UMGN) was a non-mover at No.6 (#37-31 Digital Songs).
Scotty McCreery with “This Is It” (Triple Tigers) made a debut at No.7 (#34 New Entry Digital Songs) as his track “Five More Minutes” (Triple Tigers) slipped 7-8 (#42-37 Digital Songs) in its 20th frame.
Jordan Davis with “Singles You Up” fell 8-9 (#48-40 Digital Songs).
Brett Young with “In Case You Didn't Know” (BMLG) made a re-entry at No.10.

Outside the Top 10
Luke Combs with “One Number Away” rose 12-11.
David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney with “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” fell 11-12.
Morgan Wallen feat. Florida Georgia Line with “Up Down” fell 10-13.
Old Dominion with “Written In The Sand” (RCA Nashville | SMN) fell 9-18.
Brett Young with “Mercy” (BMLG) made a debut at No.21

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

March 19, 2018

Chris Stapleton Hits #1 With 'Broken Halos'
Congrats to Chris Stapleton, Royce Risser, Damon Moberly and the Mercury promotion team for securing the week’s No.1 with “Broken Halos.” Writers are Stapleton and Mike Henderson. This marks Stapleton's first career #1 as an artist.
Broken Halos” (Mercury) logged 8,755 radio spins (+108) and 57.972 million audience impressions (+1.031 million) with 22931 Total Points (+540) from 157 tracking stations for the tracking week March 11 to March 17, 2018 and published chart March 19th 2018.

Trent Harmon Is Most-Added With 'You Got 'Em All'
Kudos to Kris Lamb and the Big Machine reps on landing 53 MEDIABASE adds for Trent Harmon’s You Got ‘Em All”. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label) TW Total Historic Adds
TRENT HARMON/You Got 'Em All (Big Machine)            53         64        
TRAVIS DENNING/David Ashley Parker From... (Mercury)           40         41        
KELSEA BALLERINI/I Hate Love Songs (Black River)     15         70        
JAKE OWEN/I Was Jack (You Were Diane) (Big Loud)   13         141      
CHRIS YOUNG/Hangin' On (RCA)         8          76        
COLE SWINDELL/Break Up In The End (Warner Bros./WMN)     7          124      
RUSSELL DICKERSON/Blue Tacoma (Triple Tigers)      7          70        
CHASE RICE/Three Chords & The Truth (Broken Bow)   6          146      
LUKE COMBS/One Number Away (River House/Columbia)         6          154      
DANIELLE BRADBERY/Worth It (BMLGR)          5          37        
JUSTIN MOORE/Kinda Don't Care (Valory)        5          129      
LANCO/Born To Love You (Arista)         5          85        
CARLY PEARCE/Hide The Wine (Big Machine)  4          131      
DYLAN SCOTT/Hooked (Curb)  4          132      
ERIC PASLAY/Young Forever (EMI Nashville)    4          46        
KIP MOORE/Last Shot (MCA)    4          103      
LUCAS HOGE/Power Of Garth (Forge)  4          4         
MICHAEL TYLER/Hey Mama (Reviver)   4          47        
AARON WATSON/Run Wild Horses (Big Label)  3          39        
KACEY MUSGRAVES/Butterflies (MCA) 3          7         
MAREN MORRIS/Rich (Columbia)         3          83        
MORGAN EVANS/Kiss Somebody (Warner Bros./WEA) 3          128      
STEPHANIE QUAYLE/Selfish (Rebel Engine)     3          18        
JIMMIE ALLEN/Best Shot (Stoney Creek)           2          76        
OLD DOMINION/Hotel Key (RCA)          2          4         
RUNAWAY JUNE/Wild West (Wheelhouse)         2          112      
JESSIE JAMES DECKER f/R. HOUSER/Almost Over You (Epic) 1          2         
SMITHFIELD/Hey Whiskey (Deluge/In2une)        1          1         

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly Issue 593 - March 19, 2018 | Magazine View
For the very latest up to the minute Mediabase Chart (Past 7 Days) go here - www.mediabase.com

Billboard Boxscores (Selective Country concerts)

Rank Artist: #5  
Event Venue City/State: Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch Qudos Bank Arena Sydney, Australia
Dates: March 16, 2018 Gross Sales: $1,479,280 Attend: 14,663/  15,008
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (345 unsold tickets) Prices: $140.32, $77.61
Promoters: Chugg Entertainment/Rob Potts Entertainment Edge

Rank Artist: #8
Event Venue City/State: Kid Rock Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn.
Dates: Jan. 19, 2018 Gross Sales: $1,351,791 Attend: 15,943/     15,943
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $129.50, $39.50
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #10
Event Venue City/State: Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio
Dates: March 15, 2018 Gross Sales: $1,226,250 Attend: 15,851/  15,851
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $125, $25
Promoters: Messina Touring Group

Rank Artist: #19
Event Venue City/State: The X Factor Live SSE Arena, Wembley            London, U.K.
Dates: Feb. 24, 2018 Gross Sales: $837,458 Attend: 14,835/       19,176
Shows/ Sellouts: 2/0 (4,341 unsold tickets) Prices: $138.24, $27.93
Promoters: SJM Concerts
Latest Billboard Boxscore Chart

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