Brett Young Scores One-Way 'Ticket' to No. 1 on Top Country Albums Chart


Plus, Jason Aldean provides his 30th Hot Country Songs prime 10.

Brett Young notches his first No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, as his sophomore full-length, Ticket to L.A., arrives atop the tally (dated Dec. 22) with 37,000 equal album items earned in its first week, ending Dec. 13, based on Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 27,000 had been from conventional gross sales. On the all-genre Billboard 200, Ticket boards at a career-best No. 15.

"Having my second file out was already super-exciting, however seeing it debut at No. 1 is one thing particular," Young tells Billboard. "I’ve essentially the most superb followers."

Ticket follows the 37-year-old singer-songwriter's self-titled debut LP, which entered and peaked at No. 2 on the Top Country Albums chart dated March 2, 2017 (with 25,000 first-week items). Young first appeared on Top Country Albums along with his self-titled EP, which opened at No. 35 in March 2016 and peaked at No. 30 in February 2017. On the Billboard 200, the LP hit No. 18 and the EP reached No. 189.

The 13-song Ticket, with 10 of its songs co-written by Young, was produced by Dann Huff, who returns after producing Young's first album.

The first single from Ticket, "Here Tonight," penned by Young with Ben Caver, Justin Ebach and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, rises 24-18 for a brand new excessive on the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart. It's helped by a 22 p.c burst to 7.7 million radio viewers impressions, because it climbs 30-26 on Country Airplay. It additionally rises by 29 p.c to three.eight million U.S. streams.

Young's first LP yielded 4 prime 5 Hot Country Songs hits and three No. 1s on Country Airplay: "In Case You Didn't Know," "Like I Loved You" and "Mercy." (And his solely different single, debut hit "Sleep Without You," reached No. 2 on the chart.)

Meanwhile, Jason Aldean banks his 30th Hot Country Songs prime 10, as "Girl Like You" hops 11-10. It features by 18 p.c to 26 million viewers impressions, because it pushes 10-9 on Country Airplay, and by 5 p.c to three.eight million streams.

"Girl" is the third single from Aldean's eighth studio LP Rearview Town, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums and the Billboard 200 charts dated April 28 (183,000 opening-week items).

Town lead single "You Make It Easy" hit No. 2 on Hot Country Songs in February and second single "Drowns the Whiskey," that includes Miranda Lambert, reached No. three in September. Both songs topped Country Airplay for 2 weeks every