Country Album Chart Report For April 22, 2015

Check out this week's Top 10 country album sales chart, which is headlined by Reba McEntire with her first album in five years, "Love Somebody."

With 58,500 albums sold, Reba McEntire's Love Somebody debuts at #1, giving her a baker's dozen albums in the top slot. Dwight Yoakam's Second Hand Heart debuts at #2, his best debut in years while the album's #18 debut on the all-genre chart ties the singer's best debut ever with his previous album 3 Pears. Sam Hunt sits at #3 again with the Gold-certified Montevallo while while Florida Georgia Line's Anything Goes is now at 606k scanned  to hold down #4. Next is the ACM Awards 50 double disc set gains in sales to bring total sales to over 34k in three weeks to round out the Top 5 of the Country Album Chart Report for Aprill 22, 2015.

Top Ten Recap

At #6, on the Country Album Chart Report For April 22, 2015, we find Darius Rucker's Southern Style which has sold nearly 82k in three weeks while Little Big Town's Pain Killer jumps into the Top 10 thanks to the ACM Awards performance of "Girl Crush." Meanwhile, Eric Church's The Outsiders is at #8 with sales at nearly 909k. Luke Bryan's Spring Break...Checkin' Out, comes in at #9 while Miranda Lambert's Platinum returns to the Top 10 with a post-ACM Awards boost. All these albums should still see Post-ACM boosts on the next chart as well as these boosts are directly, post-ACM digital sales boosts only and many country fans still love their CDs.


Notables include Carrie Underwood's Greatest Hits Deade #1, Jason Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt, Cole Swindell's self-titled record, Dierks Bentley's Riser, Blake Shelton's Bringing Back The Sunshine, Travis Tritt's GOLD The Very Best of Travis Tritt (it's eligible to be certified, no word on when Warner Bros. or Tritt himself will certify it with the RIAA). Finally, in the linked chart we have news to Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban's albums as well. No reports for Scotty, Danielle or Cassadee Pope this week.

Country Album Chart Report For April 22, 2015

Top 5 Country Albums:

  • Top 5 Country Album Chart Numbers rounded to nearest hundred.


CNTRY Artist Album Week Total Scans
1 Reba McEntire Love Somebody 58,500 58,500
2 Dwight Yoakam Second Hand Heart 21,400 21,400
3 Sam Hunt Montevallo 18,300 459,700
4 Florida Georgia Line Anything Goes 12,900 633,800
5 Various ACM AWARDS 50 12,300 34,100

Read the entire Top 10 and Notable Albums list here


  • Angela

    When does RIAA Usually certify Gold/Platinum? I know when its certified it never really is at the true 500k-1mil mark. Is it usually 700k for platinum and 350 for gold?

    • Matt Bjorke

      The RIAA certifies when labels submit songs and albums and videos for RIAA. In the USA, Gold = 500k and Platinum = 1 million with Diamond = 10 million. Certification comes from sales to retailers (and consumers because of digital). So when you see albums with sales of 800k being certified Platinum, it's because there are already 200k copies of an album out in the retail channels and those products were sold by labels to retailers.

  • Scott

    Not that big a deal, but billboard puts reba's Sales at 62,000. I'm glad to see Reba and Dwight do well.

  • gloria

    Thank you so much for posting this chart info. I look forward to it every week!