While we've typically showcased the hard sales numbers for country music's best-selling albums, we thought it was time to showcase the Top 20 most-consumed albums for the week, to give add a different metric to truly showcase what fans are listening to in country music, based on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums Chart ®.
After a week out of the pole position, Jason Aldean returns to #1 with Rearview Town. The album had total consumption numbers of 38,100 last week (of which 28,500 were pure album sales). At #2 is Luke Combs with This One's For You (Too), country music's most-streamed star (by the single album metric) at the moment with 26,000 total consumed albums and over 23,000,000 streams last week. Sitting at #3 on this chart is Dierks Bentley, who had the #1 album on this and the pure sales charts last week. The Mountain is largely #3 based on pure sales only as the album sold 13,400 this week. Kane Brown is one of country's younger, stream-savvy stars and the metrics showcase this as he's #4 this week with streams nearing 14,000,000, which makes his eponymous debut album the second-most streamed album of the week. Rounding out the Top 5 this week is Chris Stapleton's Traveller. The powerhouse vocalist has three of the Top 20 here but that's due mainly to hard copy sales because his streaming numbers for all three albums would barely place him above Kane Brown for #2 slot behind Luke Combs.
There are some interesting things to note in the #6-#20 slots on this chart rundown. First, Keith Urban and Sugarland both are struggling to connect with streaming fans with their new albums. Urban's Graffiti U is just under 4,000,000 streams while Sugarland's barely over 2,500,000 for Bigger. Some older albums find their home on this week chart almost entirely due to strong streaming numbers. Thomas Rhett's Tangled Up, Sam Hunt's Montevallo and Zac Brown Band's Greatest Hits...So Far lead this rundown. Meanwhile, The Now Country 11 compilation is #9 on this week's chart based on pure sales only (it would be #3 on that chart). Other streaming notables include Jon Pardi's California Sunrise -- an album which will go a rare five singles deep with the impending release of "Night Shift" -- while Old Dominion's Happy Endings has over 6,000,000 streams this week, lead mostly by "Hotel Key," "No Such Thing As A Broken Heart" and "Written In The Sand." Finally, Morgan Wallen's "If I Know Me" has only 400 pure albums sold this week but has a S+S number of 5,300 which showcases the strength of his #1 hit duet with Florida Georgia Line, "Up Down." That song helps the newcomer for Big Loud Records sit at #20 with streams of nearly 5,300,000 last week. Not bad.
The Most Consumed Country Albums for June 25, 2018
|1||Jason Aldean||Rearview Town||38,100||28,500||10,427,400|
|2||Luke Combs||This Ones For You (Too)||26,000||7,000||23,354,900|
|3||Dierks Bentley||The Mountain||18,200||13,400||5,795,000|
|4||Kane Brown||Kane Brown||16,200||4,700||13,758,800|
|6||Thomas Rhett||Life Changes||11,100||1,600||11,914,500|
|7||Brett Young||Brett Young||9,900||1,500||10,001,900|
|8||Keith Urban||Graffitti U||8,500||5,400||3,800,500|
|9||Various Artists||Now Country 11||8,300||8,300||0|
|10||Luke Bryan||What Makes You Country||7,900||2,800||5,689,900|
|11||Zac Brown Band||Greatest Hits So Far||7,600||1,000||8,405,500|
|13||Florida Georgia Line||Dig Your Roots||6,600||600||8,072,000|
|15||Jon Pardi||California Sunrise||6,300||1,000||7,227,700|
|16||Chris Stapleton||From A Room: Volume 1||6,100||3,600||2,913,200|
|17||Chris Stapleton||From A Room: Volume 2||5,800||4,000||2,072,500|
|18||Old Dominion||Happy Endings||5,500||700||6,191,600|
|19||Thomas Rhett||Tangled Up||5,500||400||5,887,500|
|20||Morgan Wallen||If I Know Me||5,300||400||5,267,600|