This week's chart report finds us chronicling the best-selling country albums in America via the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Because of this, we do not have total album sales to date reports but do have an overall "reach" of sorts for album sales so that you can get a better sense of what the most-popular albums are (which includes downloads of tracks and monitored on-demand streams via places like YouTube, Spotify, Amazon and Apple Music).
Sitting at #1 is Blake Shelton's If I'm Honest. Right behind him by just 200 interactive albums is Chris Stapleton's Traveller. Dierks Bentley's Black is as at #3 while Keith Urban's RIPCORD sits at #4 with nearly 17k. With nearly 16k, Thomas Rhett sits at #5 with Tangled Up experiencing sustained success via streams.
The non-stremaing Now That's What I Call Country Volume 8 sits at #6 with sales of 15.5k in its first week proving that country fans still want "mixtapes" in addition to streaming options. Maren Morris' Hero is at #7 while Sam Hunt's streaming juggernaut Montevallo is at #8. Sitting at #9 is Cole Swindell's You Should Be Here and Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights (which features this week's #1 radio single) is at #10.
Notables include the first week sales marks for Franke Ballard's El Rio, Brandy Clark's Big Day In A Small Town, Little Big Town's Wanderlust (the Pharrell collaborative project), and Drew Baldridge's Dirt On Us, his debut project. other notables include Joey+Rory's Hymns, a few older albums from the likes of FGL, Blake Shelton and Zac Brown Band for good measure.
|CNTRY||Artist||Album||Total Interactive||Album Scans|
|1||Blake Shelton||If I'm Honest||27,600||21,800|
|5||Thomas Rhett||Tangled Up||15,900||5,700|