Top 20 Most-Consumed Country Albums: July 9, 2018

This week's chart rundown gives a look at what fans are really listening to and gives a special look at the total numbers for albums on this week's rundown.

Luke Combs's This One's For You (Too) sits at #1 this week with his total consumption for the week at 27,000 album equivalents. His streams are approaching 24,000,000 for the week and that easily makes him the most-streamed country artist of the week (for one album). Dan+Shay, who sat at #1 last week with their self-titled album having approached nearly 181,000 total units sold in just two weeks (*this also includes sales/streams of the pre-release singles). A remarkable achievement for the duo. Combs, for his part, is approaching 1,000,000 total album equivalents for his album. Jason Aldean's Rearview Town is country's best-selling album this week but #3 on the Consumption chart. Total consumption for this album sits at nearly 550,000 albums. Kane Brown's Kane Brown sits at 1.075 million albums consumed totally. At #5 with total all time consumption of 3.314 million albums is Chris Stapleton's breakout album Traveller.

Thomas Rhett's Life Changes is riding high on single #4, the album's title track, and has moved a total of 850,000 albums consumed since being released in 2017. over 13,000,000 fans streamed the album last week. Brett Young's debut album is also on it's fourth single. The record is expected to not produce any more singles but it's been a successful debut album for the California native as he's now sold nearly 826,000 total albums on this chart. Kenny Chesney's Live In No Shoes Nation two disc live album has barely any streaming numbers and is mostly a physical sales presence and thus has scanned 465k plus to date (and is soon eligible for Platinum). Zac Brown Band's Greatest Hits...So Far sits at #9 with total all-time consumption at 7.5 million plus, the largest figure on this rundown. If trends hold forth, in a couple of years, this album will be certified Diamond for consumption of 10,000,000 albums "sold." (Note: Consumption number data is now used for RIAA Album and single sales certifications). Rounding out the Top 10 this week is Luke Bryan's What Makes You Country album. An album that is essentially a Gold-eligible album at this point with total all time consumption listed at nearly 499,000.

Our rundown actually goes 30 albums deep but we do find it interesting that Jon Pardi is five singles deep on California Sunrise and has total album consumption of 841,000+ and that means he's likely to hit Platinum with this album. Sam Hunt's Montevallo hasn't had a 'current' single in well over a year and still is a highly-consumed product making him a Triple Platinum act. Other notable albums include Carrie Underwood's Greatest Hits Decade #1. That double album has total consumption of over 4.4 million, pushing it close to 9x platinum eligibility and it, too, will likely end up a Diamond (10x Platinum) award for Underwood and her old label 19/Arista. Old Dominion, Sugarland, Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban all have current projects on this rundown but perhaps the most-surprising -- if you were to go by pure album sales numbers -- is Morgan Wallen, who rides a strong streaming wave to have total consumption pushing 145,000 units. A remarkable figure that's not bad for a country project without a physical album available in a genre where that still somewhat matters. That sales number is undoubtedly powered by his #1 hit "Up Down."

Note: On the chart below, the * next to an artist's name means we didn't have total alltime consumption data for those album projects (the chart doesn't always include this info), In that case we have the total album consumption noted.

# Artist Album Week Album Sales Streams Total Alltime
1 Luke Combs This Ones For You (Too) 27,000 5,900 23,923,000 966,300
2 Dan+Shay Dan+Shay 22,000 5,400 18,115,000 180,600
3 Jason Aldean Rearview Town 20,000 9,600 11,286,000 549,100
4 Kane Brown Kane Brown 16,000 3,900 14,160,000 1,075,200
5 Chris Stapleton Traveller 14,000 3,900 11,135,000 3,314,000
6 Thomas Rhett Life Changes 13,000 1,600 13,148,000 850,000
7 Brett Young Brett Young 12,000 1,300 11,420,000 825,700
8 *Kenny Chesney Live In No Shoes Nation 10,000 8,400 1,280,000 465,400
9 Zac Brown Band Greatest Hits So Far 10,000 900 10,013,000 7,546,100
10 Luke Bryan What Makes You Country 9,000 2,600 6,423,000 498,800
11 Sam Hunt Montevallo 8,000 800 9,296,000 3,151,500
12 Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots 8,000 500 9,256,000 1,324,000
13 Keith Urban Graffitti U 7,000 3,900 3,848,000 303,000
14 Jon Pardi California Sunrise 7,000 800 8,125,000 841,800
15 Dierks Bentley The Mountain 7,000 3,400 4,523,000 197,700
16 Thomas Rhett Tangled Up 7,000 400 8,561,000 1,758,000
17 Old Dominion Happy Endings 7,000 800 7,098,000 355,000
18 Blake Shelton Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits 7,000 900 7,345,000 3,535,800
19 Florida Georgia Line Here's To The Good Times 7,000 600 7,542,000 4,839,700
20 Morgan Wallen If I Know Me 6,000 400 5,932,000 144,700
*Chris Stapleton From A Room: Volume 1 6,000 2,800 3,661,000 813,900
Luke Bryan Crash My Party 6,000 800 6,081,000 4,424,300
Tim McGraw Number One Hits 6,000 400 6,070,000 2,868,500
Various Artists Now Country 11 5,500 5,500 -- 31,700
Sugarland Bigger 5,000 2,800 2,449,000 74,500
*Kenny Chesney Greatest Hits II 5,000 1,200 4,585,000 1,387,800
Chris Stapleton From A Room: Volume 2 5,000 3,000 2,525,000 491,052
Carrie Underwood Greatest Hits: Decade 1 5,000 500 5,529,500 4,425,600
Keith Urban Ripcord 5,000 800 4,990,000 1,484,300
Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour 5,000 1,900 3,604,000 153,100

3 Comments

  • Patrick

    This is great, thanks!!

  • Courtney

    yeah I know that perfectly well Sonny as I've been following the charts since I was a young kid and the rules for downloads and streaming changed in February 2016 Hence how Michael Jackson's Thriller is nearly 34 x platinum in the US and Hootie & The Blowfishe's 1994 album cracker rear view was recently updated to 21 x platinum tied in 7th place for highest certified albums in RIAA History with Garth Brooks Live album Double Live 8th place is a tie between Fleetwood mac's 1977 album Rumors and Shania Twain's 1997 album come on over at 20 x platinum each 9th is The Bodyguard soundtrack & Guns & Roses Appetitte for Distruction at 18 x platinum though AFD is about to be updated to 19 x platinum and 10 is a tie between Boston's self titled debut and Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack at 16 x platinum each Bodyguard OST and SNF OST were updated last November for their 40th and 25th anniversaries respectively as the Beatles White Album could be this year for it's 50th anniversary the White Album is currently 19 x platinum for sales of 9.5 million copies due to the double disc rule and it's last cert was in February 2001 the last album to be certified diamond was Nickelback's 2005 album All The Right Reasons on March 3rd 2017

  • Sunny

    Both ZBB amd Carrie's Greatest Hits album will not be certified Diamond because there is a rule from RIAA that discourages them to do so. "For certifications for Greatest Hit albums, only track sales and streams that occur after Greatest Hits albums’ release date can count towards RIAA album certifications. If the label chooses to have track sales and streams applied towards Greatest Hits certifications, then those track sales and streams are precluded from future inclusion in the original studio album"