Nelly’s ‘Heartland’ Album Debuts Top 10 on Country Albums Chart – VIBE.com

Nelly marked her first entry on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with her new album, heartland, the St. Louis native’s first record in the genre. Released August 26 heartland debuted at No. 7 on the chart (dated September 11) with over 13,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week.

According to Nelly, the album serves as a thank you to the country music community for all of their support over the years, dating back to her classic 2000 single, “(Hot Sh*t) Country Grammar,” which spurred her history. love with gender. That love has endured, as Nelly seeks to expand her creative boundaries while collaborating with top African-American country music artists on heartlandincluding Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Jimmie Allen, Blanco Brown and Breland.

Running nine songs in length, heartland also includes guest appearances from Nelly City Spud’s brother, Tyler Hubbard, George Birge and Chris Bandi, as well as Florida country duo Georgia Line, who co-starred on the album’s first single, “Lil Bit,” which was climbed to No. 3 on the Hot Country Songs last July.

heartland isn’t the first time Nelly has found success in country music. In 2004, “Over and Over,” his collaboration with Tim McGraw, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, while his appearance on Florida Georgia Line’s single, “Cruise,” helped propel it to No. 4 in the ranking. in 2013.

Toya J. Bell