Kane Brown’s ‘Different Man’ Debuts on Top Country Albums List

Kane Brown earns his fifth top five entry and sixth top 10, the Billboard‘s Top Country Albums Chart (dated September 24), as Different Man exploded to No. 2. Released Sept. 9, the set grossed 46,000 equivalent album units in its first week, ending Sept. 15, according to Luminate.

On the Billboard 200 all genres, the LP came in at No. 5, giving Brown his fourth top 10.

Brown co-produced Different Man, marking a first for the 28-year-old singer-songwriter from northwest Georgia. He also co-wrote 15 of the set’s 17 tracks.

Different Man follows Brown’s seven songs Mixtape, Vol. 1which started at its peak #2 in August 2020. Prior to that, Experience opened at the top of the charts in November 2018 (with 126,000 units, its biggest week to date) and its self-titled feature debut debuted at the top in December 2016.

Brown’s first Top Country Albums entry, her EP Closerstarted at No. 22 in June 2015 and reached No. 7 the following November, while its Chapter 1 entered its No. 3 high in April 2016.

Brown simultaneously made his biggest debut on the Hot Country Songs chart based on streaming, airplay, and sales, as “Thank God,” his debut duet with wife, Katelyn, hit No. 5. The couple, who tied the knot in October 2018, debuted their 12th and first top 10 hits, respectively, the latter when it first appeared on the charts.

Brown already started at No. 9 in the Top Hot Country Songs when “Memory,” featuring blackbear, began at its No. 9 peak in July 2021.

On Country Digital Song Sales, “Thank God” opened at No. 1 with 16,000 downloads sold, granting the Browns their 10th and first leader, respectively. It also topped the all-format digital song sales chart. It’s Kane Brown’s second frontman, after “For My Daughter” roared to the top in November 2019.

“Thank God” also launches at No. 5 on Country Streaming Songs with 11.5 million official US streams and, being promoted on radio, climbs from 49 to 35 on Country Airplay (2.7 million impressions of audience, up 129%).

“One Mississippi” was released as the new set’s first single and led Country Airplay for a week in March, while follow-up “Like I Love Country Music” reigned for a week in August, becoming Brown’s eighth lead. . The songs peaked at numbers 4 and 3, respectively, on Hot Country Songs.

‘Half time

Thomas Rhett hits his 21st Country Airplay top 10 as “Half of Me,” starring Riley Green, climbs 12-10 (15.5 million, up 11%).

The song follows Rhett’s “Slow Down Summer,” which reached No. 2 on Country Airplay in May. It boasts 17 No. 1s in the survey.

Green adds his second Country Airplay top 10. “There Was That Girl,” her first of five entries to date, reached No. 3 in March 2019.

“She” is still #1

Cole Swindell’s “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” inhabits the Country Airplay penthouse for a second week, rising 3% to 29.7 million impressions.

Swindell’s eighth No. 1 on the list marks his fourth multi-week leader. He topped the longest with “You Should Be Here”, for three weeks from April 2018.

Meanwhile, just under a third of all songs to reach their first weeks at No. 1 on Country Airplay in 2022 have reigned for several weeks, as “Carolina” is the eighth to achieve the feat among 25 new ones. awards this year. .

Toya J. Bell