Country Album Chart News: The Week of January 8, 2013: With news on latest albums from Luke, Garth, Cassadee, Danielle and Scotty
By: Matt Bjorke
With Holiday shopping over, the chart reverts to some sort of ‘normalcy’ this week. With it, Luke Bryan’s “Crash My Party” returns to #1.
Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party leads our post-holidays rundown with slaes of 43k for his latest blockbuster. The sales figure gives the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year 1.564 million albums scanned/sold after only 21 weeks on the chart. Garth Brooks 6 weeks old Blame It All On My Roots box set (which has sold 796k to date) is at #2 while Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s To The Good Times sits at #3 this week (16 overall) with total sales of 1.554 after 57 weeks on the chart. Jake Owen’s latest, Days Of Gold, leaps back up the chart to #29 overall (from #75) adn has now sold 89k in 5 weeks, making the album the rising star’s fastest-selling album to date. Blake Shelton rounds out the Top 5 this week with Based On A True Story… The album has now moved 1.117 million copies in 41 weeks and is one of only a handful albums released in 2013 to sell over one million albums in the same year (Joining Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party and other genre stars like Justin Timberlake and Eminem).
Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum Land in Top 10 with their latest albums.
With another 6k scanned, Jason Aldean’s 64 week old Night Train has now moved 1.553 million albums to date. Taylor Swift’s “Red” has moved 3.969 million units in one less week on the charts than Aldean’s blockbuster. Meanwhile at #8 this week, Lady Antebellum’s Golden, an album which has now moved 554k in 35 weeks on these charts. Sitting at #9 is Kacey Musgraves critically-acclaimed Same Trailer Different Park. The album has moved nearly 300k since being released in March of 2013. Finally, Zac Brown Band’s The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1, has moved 43k in 3 weeks on the charts as a iTunes-exclusive digital download.
The 5 Notables include Cassadee Pope’s debut Frame By Frame, and the latest albums from Scotty McCeery, Danielle Bradbery and the final Duck The Halls appearance for 2013 from A&E’s Duck Dynasty family.
Danielle Bradbery’s self-titled debut album has surpassed the 100k sales mark this week, the same which can also be said for notable album It Goes Like This from Thomas Rhett. Both artists are at 103k scanned to date with their debuts for Big Machine Label Group labels. Next up, we have Duck Dynasty’s Robertson Family which ends their 10 week run this week with sales of 750k (75k-a-week average) for Duck The Halls. Scotty McCreery’s See You Tonight is at 183k scanned to date while Cassadee Pope, his fellow reality show winning Country star has moved 145k copies of her Republic Nashville debut Frame By Frame.
Top 10 Country Albums for The Week of January 8, 2014 with 5 Notable Albums (SoundScan Top 200 Current Albums Chart Placement)*
*Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.
Florida Georgia Line
Zac Brown Band
Crash My Party
Blake It All On My Roots
Here’s To the Good Times.
Days Of Gold
Based On A True Story...
Same Trailer Different Park
The Grohl Sessions Volume 1
Duck The Halls
See You Tonight
It Goes Like This
Frame By Frame