Thomas Rhett’s “Country Again (Side A)” Debuts on Top Country Albums Chart – Billboard
Thomas Rhett’s fifth studio album, Country again (side A), debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Best Country Albums chart as of May 15. In the follow-up week ending May 6, the set, released on April 30, won 30,000 equivalent album units (14,000 album sales), according to MRC Data.
Rhett lands his fifth top five entry on Top Country Albums. On the Billboard 200 All Genres, the LP came in at No.10, scoring its fifth top 10.
Country again (side A) is the first half of a planned double album, with Country again (side B) due later this year.
Rhett, 31, of Valdosta, Ga., Tracks her latest album Pointe-Center Road, which launched to top the Top Country and Billboard 200 albums in June 2019 (76,000 units; 45,000 sold), becoming its second leader on both lists. Life changes debuted at the top of the charts in September 2017 with 123,000 units and 94,000 sales, its biggest week to date.
Tangled reached No. 3 for best country albums in October 2015 (76,000 units; 62,000 sold) and peaked at No. 2 in November and It goes like this, Rhett’s first feature film, debuted and peaked at No.2 in November 2013 (36,000 copies sold). Rhett made his first of five chart appearances with his eponymous EP # 24 in 2012.
Rhett, who won Male Singer of the Year trophy at the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 18, helped write all 11 tracks for Country again (side A), which Jesse Frasure and Dann Huff produced.
The new ensemble’s current single, “Country Again,” jumps from 28 to 16 on Hot Country Songs, up 28% to 5.4 million US streams and 70% to 2,500 sold. On Country Airplay, it climbs from 23 to 20, up 20% to 9 million impressions.
N ° 1 AGAIN “AFTER” SIX MONTHS Luke Combs’ “Forever After All” returns to the Hot Country Songs top for the first time since spending his first week in the No.1 count on November 7, after being released as a new song on the deluxe edition of the parent album What you see is what you get. It also rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 All Genres, marking the highest entry ever for a country song by a male artist.
In its 28th frame on Hot Country Songs, “Forever” reigns again, down from 3, while it climbs from 8 to 4 on Country Airplay (22.9 million, up 15%). It also attracted 11.3 million streams (up 9%) and sold 5,800 (up 12%) in the follow-up week, after its official video premiered on April 28.
Between the two weeks atop Hot Country Songs for “Forever,” Combs added their fourth No. 1 with “Better Together,” also from What you see is what you get, for three weeks in February.
‘LITTLE LITTLE’ BIGGER Nelly and Florida Georgia Line’s “Lil Bit” makes top 10 Hot Country Songs, up 11-9, up 5% to 7.4 million streams, 6% to 6.6 million audience impressions all formats and 32% to 5,500 sold.
Nelly notched her first Hot Country Songs Top 10 on her second visit to the charts, after “Good Times Roll”, starring Jimmie Allen, reached No. 31 last July. Nelly landed four No. 1 of 14 top 10s on the Hot 100, where he first reached the top 10 with “(Hot St) Country Grammar” in 2000 and first led with “Hot in Herre” in 2002.
In 2012, FGL’s debut hit “Cruise” was crowned Country Airplay; aided by the pop crossover broadcast for his remix with Nelly, he climbed to 4th place on the Hot 100 in 2013. “Lil Bit” is the 18th top 10 Hot Country Songs for FGL, the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley.
MORE NEW TOP 10 Chris Young and Kane Brown’s “Famous Friends” grows 11-9 on Country Airplay (17.6 million, up 12%). The duo give Young their 16th top 10, after “Raised on Country” reached 5th place last August. Brown adds his seventh top 10 song and the first since “Cool Again,” which reached third place last September.
In addition, Miranda Lambert obtains her 14th top 10 Country Airplay while “Settling Down” increases from 13 to 10 (17.1 million, up 11%). It follows “Bluebird”, which became its sixth number 1 last August.