Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Country Billboard Chart News March 26, 2018

In Brief: Billboard Country Charts (Chart issue week of March 31, 2018)
Country Album Chart ** No.1 (1 week) ** SEASONS CHANGE Scotty McCreery
Hot Country Songs ** No.1 (17 weeks) ** “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
Country Airplay *** No.1 (1 week) **
Country Digital Songs ** No.1 (15 non-consecutive weeks) ** “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line

Billboard Top 200 / Country Album Chart News (Chart issue week of March 31, 2018)

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

Singer/rapper XXXTentacion notched his first No.1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart (BB200), as his second studio effort, ?, bowed atop the list. The set, which was released on March 16 via his own Bad Vibes Forever label and distributed by Caroline, starts with 131,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 19,586 were in traditional album sales.
While ? garnered 20,000 in album sales, and 5,000 TEA units, streaming activity drove the album to No.1. The title collected 106,000 SEA units, which equates to 159.4 million on-demand audio streams of tracks from the album during the set’s opening week (each SEA unit is equal to 1,500 on-demand audio streams). In fact, even without album sales or TEA units, ? would have still debuted at No.1. The set logged the second-largest streaming week for an album in 2018, behind only the debut frame of Migos’ Culture II, with 150,000 SEA units (224.6 million on-demand audio streams).

Scotty McCreery collected his fifth top 10 album, as SEASONS CHANGE debuts at No.7 with 40,000 units (34,382 of that sum is in traditional album sales). The new set is his first for the Thirty Tigers label, after having previously recordings for 19/Interscope/Mercury. The 2011 American Idol winner’s last studio set, SEE YOU TONIGHT, debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the list dated Nov. 2, 2013. He previously visited the top 10 with Christmas With Scotty McCreery (No. 4, 2012), his studio debut CLEAR DAY (No. 1, 2011) and American Idol Season 10 Highlights: Scotty McCreery (No. 10, 2011).

Billboard Top Country Albums (Chart issue week of March 31, 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.

Scotty McCreery, who won the 10th season of American Idol in 2011, debuts at No.1 on Billboard Top Country Albums,
McCreery tallies his third Top Country Albums No. 1, all of which have debuted at the summit, as Seasons Change (Triple Tigers/RED), his third proper LP, arrives in the penthouse of the chart dated March 31. It earned 40,000 equivalent album units (34,000 of them traditional album sales) in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music.

The singersongwriter co-wrote all the tracks on the 11-song set, which was produced by Aaron Eshuis, Derek Wells and Frank Rogers.
“It’s awesome to learn that SEASONS CHANGE has debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums,” said McCreery. “It’s been almost five years since my last album [See You Tonight], and to know that people have been waiting for new music from me is humbling. My fans have always been so supportive. I’m so thankful for them, and I’m glad they are enjoying the new music.”
Seasons Change’s launch single, “Five More Minutes,” became McCreery’s first Country Airplay No.1 (March 3). On Hot Country Songs, which blends airplay, streaming and sales data, the track hit a career-best No. 4 (Feb. 24). Follow-up “This Is It” goes for adds at country radio on April 23.

See You Tonight entered the chart at No. 1 on Nov. 2, 2013, with 52,000 copies sold. His first LP, Clear as Day, arrived at No. 1 on Oct. 22, 2011 (197,000 sold).

Seasons Change marks McCreery’s sixth top five title on Top Country Albums.
He first charted with two Idol recap sets in 2011.
In June 2011 Scotty scored the best-ever iTunes-exclusive album in American Idol 10: Scotty McCreery selling 23,196 copies. The album collected 10 of his best performances of the week, including “I Love You This Big,” the Idol coronation single that debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Digital Singles Chart with over 173,000 copies sold – again only at iTunes – and that also gave him a Top 10 Billboard Hot 200 chart debut. 

He became only the third Idol winner, after the first two idols Kelly Clarkson and Reuben Studdard (both 2003 debuts), to top the charts with his first week out of the gate.
CLEAR AS DAY (released October 4, 2011) opened with 196,739 sales and sold a strong 342,000 albums in its first three weeks. By Jan 2012 McCreery’s Clear As Day was just certified Platinum (131,000 copies away from scanning that number at retail. By April 11, 2012 it had sold platinum at retailed sweeping past the 1-million mark (1,016,000 total sales)

Released October 16, 2012 the 2011 "American Idol" winner Scott McCreery returned with his second studio album, SEE YOU TONIGHT, which made a debut at No.6 on the Billboard 200 with 52,240 copies sold and made a bow at No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, his second chart-topper on that list.  As of April 2015, the album has sold 269,900 copies in the United States.
His holiday effort, "CHRISTMAS WITH SCOTTY MCCREERY," (released October 16, 2012) hit No. 2 on the country chart in 2012 and No.4 on the Billboard 200 opening with 40,258 sales. By the chart frame week of Jan 12, 2013 it had sold 348,472 copies.

Monday, March 26, 2018: “It’s been quite a journey these last few years, and to learn that Seasons Change has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart is awesome and so gratifying,” said McCreery. 

“I’m glad everyone is enjoying the new music. I am so thankful to my fans, who have always been so supportive. With a No. 1 album, my first-ever No. 1 single, and my upcoming wedding to the love of my life, I just don’t see how 2018 can get any better!” 

Seasons Change, which the Tennessean called “an intensely personal album” is McCreery’s first record in five years – proving sometimes, things are worth the wait. Perhaps his most anticipated project yet, the album, released on Triple Tigers Records, catches fans up to where McCreery is in life today, and exactly how he got here.
Unlike his previous releases, Seasons Change showcases McCreery’s songwriting talents on all 11 tracks, featuring collaborations with Jessi Alexander (Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton), Monty Criswell (Eric Church, Darius Rucker, George Strait) and more. With themes such as losing loved ones, moving out on his own, falling in love and coming of age, Seasons Change is a reflective and honest narrative of McCreery’s experience navigating life in his early twenties.

A No.1 debut is not the first recognition McCreery’s new music has seen. The single “Five More Minutes," which was released independently last year, earned McCreery his first No. 1 single to date, reaching the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck Country Airplay charts. The song has become the highest-ranking single of his career and is RIAA Gold certified (though actual pure sales are 294,000).
Just as seasons change, a new one begins for the now 24-year-old. “There aren’t too many rebirths that happen in Nashville,” he told Rolling Stone. Yet, McCreery is back, stronger than ever and ready for the sure-to-be promising seasons ahead.

Critical reception for Scotty McCreery’s Seasons Change:
11 Tracks/ Time: 40:20 Amazon UK - UK iTunes - Amazon.com

Roughstock (Rating: Positive): …Seasons Change not only feels like an intimate portrait of
who Scotty McCreery is in 2018 but it also sets the template of where his future albums will go. This music truly IS Scotty McCreery.

Allmusic (Rating: 4/5 Stars) …There's a charm to his light touch, but that wouldn't be enough to make Seasons Change as ingratiating as it is. That's all down to all the smartly constructed commercial cuts, given a handsome polish by producers Frank Rogers, Derek Wells, and Aaron Eshuis. When combined with the singer's ease, these elements turn Seasons Change into McCreery's best album yet.

Sounds Like Nashville (Rating; Very Positive):…McCreery doesn’t throw any curve balls on Seasons Change, mainly ignoring the common trends on current country radio to deliver an authentic album that sticks to his roots and relies on his own blend of traditional country…McCreery doesn’t throw any curve balls on Seasons Change, mainly ignoring the common trends on current country radio to deliver an authentic album that sticks to his roots and relies on his own blend of traditional country.

Last weeks’ No.1 Kane Brown with his SELF-TITLED slipped 1-2 (#27-21 Billboard 200) selling 4,674 copies (68-week total 348,900).

Chris Stapleton with TRAVELLER (MERCURY/ UMGN) fell 2-3 (38-36 BB200) selling 5,668 copies (151-week total 2,251,500) whilst his sets From A Room: Volume 1 (Mercury/Universal Music Group Nashville) held at No.6 (#54 non-mover BB200) selling 6,323 copies (46-week total 747,100) and From A Room: Volume 2 slipped 8-9 (81-80 BB200) selling 5,852 copies (16-week total 350,000).

Former No.1 Thomas Rhett with LIFE CHANGES (Valory/Big Machine Label Group) held at No.4 (#44 non-mover Billboard 200) selling 2,072 copies (28-week total 250,700).
Former No.1 Luke Bryan with WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY (Capitol Nashville | UMGN) retreated 3-5 (#39-50 Billboard 200) selling 5,459 copies (15-week total 252,300).
Former No.1 Luke Combs with THIS ONE’S FOR YOU (River House/ Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) fell 5-7 (#53-56 Billboard 200) selling 1,815 copies (42-week total 202,200).
Brett Young with self- titled BRETT YOUNG (BMLG) fell 7-8 (62-66 Billboard 200) selling 1,515 copies (58-week total 194,400).
Jon Pardi with CALIFORNIA SUNRISE (Capitol Nashville | UMGN) held at No.10 (#101 non-mover Billboard 200) selling 1,347 copies (92-week total 225,600)

Outside the Top 10
Former No.1 Blake Shelton with TEXOMA SHORE (Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville) rose 13-12 (129-120 BB200) selling 3,218 copies (20-week total 211,300).

Released on 13 March 2018 Adam Calhoun with his self-issued 10 Track Hip-Hop & Rap AMERACAL [Explicit - Amazon] made a debut at No.13 (No.4 Country Sales) selling 5,710 copies.
The rural rapper’s album features guests including Upchurch and Demun Jones. Facebook Page (1.8 million Likes)

Kid Rock with SWEET SOUTHERN SUGAR advanced 26-16 selling 5,687 copies (18-week total 145,300).
Old Dominion with HAPPY ENDINGS (RCA Nashville | SMN) fell 14-18 (#144-167 BB200) selling 600 copies (30-week total 78,500).
Former No.1 Chris Young with LOSING SLEEP (RCA Nashville | SMN) rose 23-21 (#200-195 BB200) selling 1,398 copies (22-week total 90,400).
LANCO with HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville | SMN) fell 22-24 (off top 200 BB200) selling 1,000 copies (9-week total 28,400).

Outside the Top 25

Various Artists with the 16-track NOW That's What I Call Country Songs Of Inspirational (Sony Music/Universal | Ume Amazon.com) made a debut at No.42 (#11 Country Sales) selling 3,096 copies.
The latest installment in the popular NOW series. Country music fans can hear the most moving hits from some of their favorite artists, including Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Lady Antebellum, Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, and more.

The Oak Ridge Boys with 17TH AVENUE REVIVAL (Lightning Rod Amazon UK -  Amazon.com) made a debut at No.44 (#12 Country Sales) selling 2,941 copies.
Country Music Hall of Fame members, Grand Ole Opry members, and five-time GRAMMY winning group, The Oak Ridge Boys announced the release of their Lightning Rod Records projectproduced by critically-acclaimed producer Dave Cobb on March 16. This is the group’s second project with Cobb, who produced the Oaks’ celebrated The Boys Are Back album released in 2009.
 “Having been in The Oak Ridge Boys for almost 52 years,” says Duane Allen, “it can be difficult for me to imagine a place where we have not been. However, Dave Cobb had that vision, and the result is 17th Avenue Revival.”
“Old roads turned into new roads on this album,” added Oaks’ member Joe Bonsall.
For the new project, Cobb’s vision for the group was to dig way back into their roots of gospel music. But a different kind of gospel. One that took a hard look at the early days of rock and roll, which was influenced by spiritual, or black gospel.
Under Cobb’s direction, they touched on uncharted territory—and for a long-tenured act like The Oak Ridge Boys, that’s saying something. Somewhat retro, yet new and fresh at the same time, there was no vocal stacking and very few overdubs. For two of the songs, the Boys gathered around one microphone and let the harmonies shine, just as Dave Cobb had planned initially.
“Legendary Studio A on 17th Avenue South became a special, almost spiritual place, and for a few weeks it served as a beacon of creativity,” says Allen. The result is a recording slated to go down in history, for old and new fans alike.

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

Shenandoah with 12 track RELOADED (BMG | Amazon UK) made a debut at No.20 selling 1,300 copies.
One thing on the bucket list of country favorites Shenandoah was to record a live album. It’s something that lead singer Marty Raybon told Billboard they have wanted to do since their peak commercial years in the 1980s and 1990s.

“We had always wanted to capture our show live," he says. "I think it’s a way of getting a little more of an insight into the artist, what they are all about, and what their show consists of. I think it’s a great way to advertise what you do so that people will come out to see you.”
Now, three decades after the Grammy winners hit the top ten for the first time with “She Doesn’t Cry Anymore,” they got that chance – sort of (the band’s first release for BMG)

Coffey Anderson with his 10 track COWBOY STYLE (Amazon UK - Amazon.com ) made a debut at No.27 selling 800 copies
In 2017 Coffey Anderson won the Most Successful Track Of The Year award for his "Bud Light Blue" single, which enjoyed a record-equalling 10 weeks at Number 1 on the European Hotdisc Top 40.

Playlist: The Very Best Of The Oak Ridge Boys - The Oak Ridge Boys (RCA Nashville/Sony Commercial Music Group | Legacy) made a debut at No.29 selling 800 copies.

Nashville Cast with THE MUSIC OF NASHVILLE (Season 6, Volume 1) the first soundtrack from the final season of the US TV show Nashville was released on March 16, 2018 by Big Machine Records. It has sold 800 copies in 2 weeks at retail.
The album features the songs from the first half of the show’s sixth season performed by cast members including Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Chris Carmack, Rainee Blake and Rhiannon Giddens.
The label has previously released multiple soundtracks for the previous five seasons.

First released in the US on Dec 11, 2012 The Music of Nashville: Season 1, Volume 1 debut soundtrack for the American musical drama television series Nashville debuted at #14 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and at #4 on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 55,896 copies in its first week of release. The album sold a further 198,000 copies in 2013, making it the sixth best-selling soundtrack album of the year.
On the chart May 16, 2013 with sales of 27,199 Various Artists The Music Of Nashville Season 1, Volume 2 (Big Machine) made a No.13 Billboard 200 and No.5 Country bow.
On the chart Dec 19, 2013, "Nashville: The Music of Nashville: Season 2, Volume 1 made a debut at No.34 Billboard 200 (#7 Country) with sales of 17,621 copies.

The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Volume 1 released Dec 9, 2014 debuted on the Billboard 200 at No.75 with 11,000 copies sold.
The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Volume 2 was released on May 12, 2015 debuted on the Top Country Albums chart at No.3, and No. 28 on the Billboard 200, selling 12,200 copies
Nashville Cast: The Music Of Nashville, Season 4, Vol 1 – Soundtrack (Big Machine Records, LLC) arrived at No.170 BB200 (#17 Country) with 5,200 copies sold (chart dated Dec 26, 2015) and The Music Of Nashville, Season 4: Volume 2 - Soundtrack (ABC Studios/Big Machine | BMLG) arrived on the Billboard 200 at #165 and made a bow at #12 Country selling 3,700 copies.
The Music Of Nashville: Season 5, Volume 1 Soundtrack (Lions Gate/ABC Studios/Big Machine | BMLG) made a debut at #12 Country (#65 BB200) selling 5,149 copies (Chart issue week of March 25, 2017). The Music of Nashville: Season 5, Volume 2, released June 1, 2017 didn’t chart.  The Music Of Nashville, Season 5: Volume 3 made a debut at No.26 Country selling 1,600 copies.

Year-To-Date Albums
3,395,000 (Physical sales 2,426,000 (down -21.3%) + Digital sales 970,000 (down -32.1%) which is 24.8% down at the same point in 2017 (4,513,000 sales) 

Year-To-Date Digital Tracks
11,395,000 down 30.6% at the same point in 2017 (16,424,000)

Billboard Hot Country Songs (Chart issue week of March 31, 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:

‘MEANT TO BE’ BIGGER Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s pop-country crossover hit “Meant to Be” (Warner Bros./Big Machine Label Group) extended its Hot Country Songs domination to 17 weeks. It ties Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” (2015-16) for the fifth-longest reign in the chart’s history.
Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” leads with 34 weeks at No.1 in 2017.
“Meant” bounded 7-4 on Country Airplay (33 million, up 10 percent), marking Rexha’s first top five hit in her inaugural visit to the chart and FGL’s 14th. On Pop Songs, the collab also reaches the top five (6-5).
On the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, “Meant” pushed 4-2, becoming the highest-charting hit by a country duo or group since Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” which peaked at No. 2 in March 2010.

Hot County Songs
** No.1 (17 weeks)/ Airplay Gainer ** “Meant To Be” Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line
** Digital Gainer ** No.12 “I Lived It” Blake Shelton
** Streaming Gainer ** No.22 “Mercy” Brett Young
** Hot Shot Debut ** No.24 “Rearview Town” Jason Aldean
Debut No.39 “Coming Home” Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels
Debut No.40 “Queens Don't” RaeLynn

Billboard Country Airplay (Chart issue week of March 31, 2018)

Luke Bryan banked his 19th Country Airplay No.1 and 12th in succession (counting singles promoted to country radio and excluding holiday fare) as “Most People Are Good” (Capitol Nashville) ascended 3-1 in its 14th week on the chart, up 9% to 41.4 million audience impressions. On Hot Country Songs, it became his 24th top five hit (6-5).
The positive-message song is the second single from his album WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY, following “Light It Up,” which topped the Dec. 23, 2017-dated Country Airplay chart.
Since “Drink a Beer” led for two weeks beginning Feb. 15, 2014, none of Bryan’s lead singles have missed the Country Airplay apex. (During that run, Florida Georgia Line’s “This Is How We Roll,” featuring Bryan, peaked at No. 2 in May 2014.)
Bryan’s 12 straight No.1s on the list mark the longest active streak among all artists. (Dustin Lynch ranks second with five straight.) With 19 chart-toppers, a roll that began with “Rain Is a Good Thing” (his seventh entry) in 2010, Bryan ties Garth Brooks and Brad Paisley for ninth place for the most leaders. (Tim McGraw is first with 29.).
Luke Bryan is a judge with Katy Perry and Lionel Richie on ABC’s reboot of the talent show American Idol.

Kane Brown with “Heaven” (Zone 4/RCA Nashville) became his second Country Airplay top 10 (12-10; 27.1 million, up 19 percent). His hit “What Ifs” (featuring Lauren Alana) topped the Oct. 28, 2017-dated chart.

Keith Urban’s previous single, “Female,” peaked at No.12 on Country Airplay, ending his top 10 streak at 38 straight singles. His follow-up “Coming Home” (Capitol Nashville) featuring Julia Michaels, bagged Hot Shot Debut/Breaker/Most Increased Audience/Most Added stripes as it arrived as the chart’s highest debut (No.23), with 8.4 million audience impressions. On Hot Country Songs, it started at No.39.

Country Airplay
*** No.1 (1 week) *** “Most People Are Good” Luke Bryan 41.379 million audience impressions (+3.414 million) / 7,891 radio plays (+536)
** Hot Shot Debut/ Most Increased Audience/Most Added ** No. 23 “Coming Home” Keith Urban feat. Julia Michaels 8.407 million audience impressions and 1,222 radio plays thanks to 64 fresh radio commitments (ADDS).
Debut No. 54 “Hotel Key” Old Dominion

Billboard Country Digital Singles Chart
(Chart issue week of March 31, 2018)

Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line with “Meant To Be” (Warner Bros. | BMLG) remained at No.1 for in its 17th chart frame (14 non-consecutive weeks). "Meant" lifted 3-2 on Radio Songs (111 million, up 8 percent) and 6-4 on Digital Song Sales (35,000 sales; 17-week total 787,000, essentially even week-over-week), while slipping 11-12 on Streaming Songs (22.7 million, down 1 percent). It topped Hot Country Songs for a 17th week and hits the top five on both Country Airplay (7-4) and Pop Songs (6-5).
It was three places behind Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt's "Found/Tonight" which debuted at No.1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart (dated March 31).
Released March 16 on I Know Another One/Atlantic Records, the song started with 61,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music. It also drew 2.1 million U.S. streams, helping enable its No. 49 debut on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100.

Jason Aldean with “You Make It Easy” (Macon/Broken Bow | BBMG) held at No.2 (#7-11 Digital Songs; 27,000 sales; 8-week 262,000) as new track “Rearview Town” arrived at No.3 (#17 Digital Songs) selling 20,000 copies.

Kane Brown with “Heaven” (Zone 4 | RCA Nashville) fell 3-4 (#17-20 Digital Songs; 13,000 sales; 18-week total 354,000) in his 18th frame.
Luke Bryan with “Most People Are Good” (Capitol Nashville) held at No.5 (#24-25 Digital Songs; 14,000 sales; 11-week total 148,000).

Thomas Rhett with “Marry Me” (Valory) fell 4-6 (#21-31 Digital Songs; 13,000 sales; 23-week total 354,000).
Chris Stapleton with “Broken Halos” (Mercury | UMGN) fell 6-7 (#31-35 Digital Songs; 12,000 sales; 30-week total 455,000).
Scotty McCreery with “Five More Minutes” (Triple Tigers) held at No.8 (#37-40 Digital Songs; 11,000 sales; 21-week total 294,000). His new track “This Is It” (Triple Tigers) which debuted the previous week at No.7 fell off the chart with 2,000 sales (2-week total 14,000)
Jordan Davis with “Singles You Up” held at No.9 (#40-45 Digital Songs; 10,000 sales; 10-week total 157,000).
Co-penned by RaeLynn, “Queens Don't” the lead track from her upcoming sophomore album in its first week 10,000 downloads, and debuted at No.10 (#50 Digital Songs) on Country Digital Song Sales, marking her third top 10. It also entered Hot Country Songs at No. 40.

Outside the Top 10
Luke Combs with “One Number Away” fell 11-12 (8,000 sales; 9-week total 100,000)
Morgan Wallen feat. Florida Georgia Line with “Up Down” fell 13-14. (8,000 sales; 14-wwek total 126,000).
David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney with “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” fell 12-15 (8,000 sales; 7-week total 87,000).
Brett Young with “Mercy” (BMLG) climbed 21-19 (6,000 sales; 2-week total 131,000).
Chris Stapleton with “I Want Love” (MCA Nashville) made a debut at No.22 selling 5,000 copies.
In their 38th week LANCO Greatest Love Story” fell off the top 25 with 4,000 sales (total sales 556,000)

Country Aircheck MEDIABASE Chart

March 26, 2018

Luke Bryan Earns 18th Career #1 With 'Most People Are Good'
Congrats to Luke Bryan, Royce Risser, Bobby Young, David Friedman and the Capitol promotion staff on securing the week’s No.1 with “Most People Are Good.”
The song is the second single and second chart-topper from Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY. Writers are David Frasier, Ed Hill and Josh Kear. This marks BRYAN's 18th career #1.

Most People Are Good” (Capitol) logged 8,445 radio spins (+484) and 58.255 million audience impressions (+4.228 million) with 22623 Total Points (+1,492) from 157 tracking stations for the tracking week March 18 to March 24, 2018 and published chart March 26th 2018.

Country Aircheck Add Leaders Adds
Kudos to Young and the Capitol reps for landing 88 adds on Keith Urban’s Coming Home” featuring Julia Michaels. The song topped the "Most Added" board this chart week.

Mediabase Adds (Selective)

Artist/Title (Label) TW Total Historic Adds
KEITH URBAN f/J. MICHAELS/Coming Home (Capitol)  88         88        
MITCHELL TENPENNY/Drunk Me (Riser House/Columbia)         52         56        
CALE DODDS/Take You Back (Warner Bros./WMN)       22         23        
DAN + SHAY/Tequila (Warner Bros./WAR)         16         129      
CHRIS JANSON/Drunk Girl (Warner Bros./WAR)            15         128      
SMITHFIELD/Hey Whiskey (Deluge/In2une)        14         15        
DYLAN SCOTT/Hooked (Curb)  11         143      
TRENT HARMON/You Got 'Em All (Big Machine)            11         75        
JAKE OWEN/I Was Jack (You Were Diane) (Big Loud)   8          149      
KELSEA BALLERINI/I Hate Love Songs (Black River)     8          78        
RUSSELL DICKERSON/Blue Tacoma (Triple Tigers)      7          77        
TRAVIS DENNING/David Ashley Parker From... (Mercury)           7          48        
ASHLEY MCBRYDE/A Little Dive Bar In Dahlonega (Atlantic/WAR)         6          98        
CHRIS YOUNG/Hangin' On (RCA)         6          82        
MAREN MORRIS/Rich (Columbia)         5          88        
MORGAN EVANS/Kiss Somebody (Warner Bros./WEA) 5          133      
CAM/Diane (Arista)        4          95        
JIMMIE ALLEN/Best Shot (Stoney Creek)           4          80        
KID ROCK/American Rock'n'Roll (BBR/BMG/Red Bow)   4          58        
OLD DOMINION/Hotel Key (RCA)          4          8         
CARLY PEARCE/Hide The Wine (Big Machine)  3          134      
DANIELLE BRADBERY/Worth It (BMLGR)          2          39        
KACEY MUSGRAVES/Butterflies (MCA) 2          9         
CODY JOHNSON/Wild As You (Cojo)    1          5         
DUSTIN LYNCH/Love Me Or Leave Me Alone (Broken Bow)       1          2         
LUCAS HOGE/Power Of Garth (Forge)  1          5         
STEPHANIE QUAYLE/Selfish (Rebel Engine)     1          19

For a detailed report check out Country Aircheck Weekly Issue 594 - March 26, 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: #1
Event Venue City/State: C2C Country To Country: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Sugarland, Emmylou Harris, Old Dominion, Kip Moore, Margo Price, Luke Combs, Midland O2 Arena London, U.K.
Dates:  March 9-11, 2018 Gross Sales: $4,275,820 Attend: 38,384/ 45,680
Shows/ Sellouts: 3/0 (7,296 unsold tickets) Prices: $963.43, $54.76
Promoters: in-house/SJM Concerts
Rank Artist: #5
Event Venue City/State: C2C Country To Country: Little Big Town, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, Kacey Musgraves, Emmylou Harris, Kelsea Ballerini, Sugarland, Margo Price, Old Dominion, Kip Moore, Midland, Brett Young, Luke Combs SSE Hydro Glasgow, U.K.      
Dates: March 9-11, 2018 Gross Sales: $1,467,540 Attend: 15,099/ 17,220
Shows/ Sellouts: 3/0 ** SOLD OUT ** (2,121 unsold tickets) Prices: $117.83, $69.31
Promoters: DF Concerts                                      

Rank Artist: #7
Event Venue City/State: Kenny Chesney The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, Nev.
Dates:  March 16-17, 2018 Gross Sales: $1,221,750 Attend: 8,146/ 8,146
Shows/ Sellouts: 2/2 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $150
Promoters: Messina Touring Group

Rank Artist: #15
Event Venue City/State: Kid Rock, A Thousand Horses Toyota Center Houston, Texas
Dates: Feb. 3, 2018 Gross Sales: $845,850 Attend: 9,947/ 11,391
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (1,444 unsold tickets) Prices: $129.50, $89.50, $69.50, $39.50
Promoters: Live Nation

Rank Artist: #87
Event Venue City/State: Blackberry Smoke, Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown City Hall Live  Brandon, Miss.
Dates: March 22, 2018 Gross Sales: $19,573 Attend: 960/ 1,500
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/0 (540 unsold tickets) Prices: $33, $15.25
Promoters: Red Mountain Entertainment                                      

Rank Artist: #103
Event Venue City/State: Margo Price, Blank Range The Independent San Francisco, Calif.
Dates: Feb. 28, 2018 Gross Sales: Attend: 550/  550
Shows/ Sellouts: 1/1 ** SOLD OUT ** Prices: $13,750
Promoters: Another Planet Entertainment
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