Country Music's Most-Consumed Albums Chart: January 23, 2020

Little Big Town debuts on this chart with their new album "Nightfall" and manages to beat out Luke Combs for the top spot. See how the 20 most-consumed albums fared this week!

With Nightfall, Little Big Town has country music's most-consumed album of the past week. The album, which also debuts at #1 on the Top 10 Country Albums Chart, is the quartet's latest blockbuster and also landed at #13 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums sales chart. At #2 on this chart is Luke Combs with his What You See Is What You Get. The young singer may only be on his sophomore album but he's already a bankable superstar in country music and one of the genre's true modern "consumption" artists as his debut album sits at #3 with 2.6 million in activity to date. If you're wondering, "Activity" is total activity of all tracks housed on a project (or album) and thus, the activity counted here equals "RIAA Gold, Platinum or Diamond"  awards for 500,000, 1 million (plus) or 10 Million plus instead of just "albums."  At #4 is Dustin Lynch's latest record for Broken Bow Records, Tullahoma. The record -- thanks to Gold-certified streaming #1 hits "Ridin' Roads" and "Good Girl." Rounding out the Top 5 is Blake Shelton's latest album Fully Loaded: God's Country. A quasi "Greatest hits" collection with the hits he's had from the two records since Loaded: 20 #1 Hits was released about 6 years ago, the album is already over 1,000,000 in total consumption numbers for the mutli-format superstar (and will only rise on his powerful new duet "Nobody But You" with Gwen Stefani).

Sitting at #6 on this chart is Morgan Wallen's debut album If I Know Me. The album has been consumed nearly 775,000 times to date and is sure to end up as a Platinum album for him. It features "Up Down," "Whiskey Glasses" (2019's most-played radio hit) and "Chasin' You." Dan+Shay are likely to jump up after their televised Grammy win for "Speechless" from this album Sunday (that'll appear on next week's chart) but they're currently at #7 with their self-titled third album this week with total activity at nearly 1.3 million to date. right behind Dan+Shay is Maren Morris with GIRL, the album is approaching Gold status while at #9 is Chris Stapleton's 4x Platinum debut Traveller. The album at #10 this week is Old Dominion's self-titled third album. The band's album has been consumed 332k times to date (as album sales equivalents).

The rest of the chart below has 11 notable albums including Marcus King's El Dorado, a record released by Easy Eye/Fantasy Records and supported by the Americana community while Lady Antebellum's gorgeous album Ocean is noted as well. Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band and George Strait all have their greatest hits albums chronicled this week with the former two closing in on 4x Platinum while the latter's total consumption is 5.5 million which when accounting for double album status (based on tracks, I guess?), it's potentially a 10x Platinum (or Diamond) recording now (at least it should be eligible). Other notable albums from Jon Pardi, Florida Georgia Line and Kacey Musgraves round out the rundown this week.

Place Artist Album Week Activity To Date
1 Little Big Town Nightfall 31,000 43,000
2 Luke Combs What You See Is What You Get 23,000 740,000
3 Luke Combs This One's For You (Too) 17,000 2,602,000
4 Dustin Lynch Tullahoma 16,000 186,000
5 Blake Shelton Fully Loaded: God's Country 16,000 1,022,000
6 Morgan Wallen If I Know Me 12,000 764,000
7 Dan+Shay Dan+Shay 10,000 1,259,000
8 Maren Morris GIRL 10,000 472,000
9 Chris Stapleton Traveller 10,000 4,192,000
10 Old Dominion Old Dominion 9,000 332,000
11 Jason Aldean 9 8000 222,000
12 Kane Brown Kane Brown 7,000 1,816,000
13 Thomas Rhett Center Point Road 7,000 427,000
-- Marcus King El Dorado 7,000 7,000
14 Lady Antebellum Ocean 6,000 161,000
15 Zac Brown Band Greatest Hits So Far 6,000 3,771,000
-- Jason Aldean Rearview Town 6,000 1,307,000
-- Jon Pardi Heartache Medication 6,000 152,000
-- Kacey Musgraves Golden Hour 6,000 725,000
-- Blake Shelton Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits 6,000 3,852,000
-- Florida Georgia Line Can't Say I Ain't Country 5,000 613,000
-- George Strait 50 #1's 5,000 5,531,000


  • Courtney Puzzo

    uh the double disc rule is based on time length under 100 minutes the album is counted as a single album over 100 minutes each disc is counted as a separate unit for RIAA certification rules the certification rules for albums have been the way they are now since the Diamond award was launched in 1999 gold launched in 1958 platinum in 1976 and Multi platinum in 1984 as sales for albums increased of course they're decreasing recently also album charting rules have changed several times in recent years

  • courtney

    sales have gone down severely in recent years look it's taken nearly 5 years for Chris Stapleton's Traveller to reach over 4 million in total activity where as Adele's 25 for example shipped 11 million selling 9.5 million selling about 21% less than it's predecessor 2011s 21 did in the US as for her native UK 25 sold about 30.08% less than 21 about 1.6 million less sales granted the albums were released 4 years 9 months 27 days apart in the UK January 24th 2011 and November 20th 2015 and 4 years 8 moths 30 days apart in the US February 22nd 2011 and November 20th 2015 of course the later set many release records including 800k in the UK 263k in Germany etc