Carrie Underwood Makes History With Seventh Consecutive No. 1 on Top Country Albums Chart


Old Dominion Has ‘Key’ To Radio Success

Carrie Underwood's sixth studio LP, Cry Pretty (Capitol Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville), flies in atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (dated Sept. 29) with 266,000 equal album items earned within the week ending Sept. 20, in line with Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 251,000 are from conventional album gross sales.

Concurrently, Pretty bows at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200, making Underwood the primary girl to prime the chart with 4 nation albums. On Top Country Albums, her six studio tasks and a hits package deal make her the primary artist within the survey's 52-year historical past to put up seven consecutive career-opening No. 1s.

"This album is so particular to me for thus many causes, and I couldn't be extra proud that individuals have embraced it the way in which they’ve," Underwood tells Billboard. "I really feel so blessed to have the ability to do what I do, and I’m extremely grateful for the assist of followers world wide that make all of it attainable."

Additionally, all of Underwood's albums have opened atop the nation tally, beginning with 2005's Some Hearts. Carnival Ride adopted in 2007, and he or she continued with Play On (2009), Blown Away (2012), Greatest Hits: Decade #1 (2014) and Storyteller (2015).She passes Miranda Lambert, who has posted six successive career-starting Top Country Albums No. 1s (with all additionally debuting on the summit).

The 251,000-unit gross sales week for Cry Pretty is the largest for a rustic act since Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights debuted with 320,000 copies bought (Aug. 29, 2015). The final feminine artist with a much bigger gross sales week for a rustic album was Taylor Swift, whose Red bought 276,000 copies in its ninth week on the chart (Jan. 5, 2013).

Underwood ties Dolly Parton for the third-most Top Country Albums No. 1s amongst ladies. Reba McEntire leads with 13, adopted by Loretta Lynn (10). Underwood produced Pretty with David Garcia, who additionally co-wrote six of the tracks, and he or she co-penned 12 of the 13 songs on the set.

The title-track first single from the album peaked at No. 5 on the airplay, streaming and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart and No. 9 on Country Airplay, turning into Underwood's 27th prime 10 on the lists, encompassing all her correct singles promoted to the format.

Pretty sophomore single "Love Wins" jumps 36-26 on Hot Country Songs.

CHECKING INTO NO. 1: Old Dominion scores its fifth No. 1 on Country Airplay and its fourth in a row as "Hotel Key" (RCA Nashville) ascends Three-1 in its 27th week, rising by 7 p.c to 43 million viewers impressions within the week ending Sept. 23. On Hot Country Songs, it bumps 7-5, turning into the band's sixth prime 5 hit.

"Key," written by Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen (with Josh Osborne), is the third single from the act's sophomore LP, Happy Endings, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums in September 2017. It follows "Written within the Sand," which led the Country Airplay chart dated Feb. 17, and "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" (Sept. 9, 2017).

Old Dominion's different Country Airplay No. 1s are "Song for Another Time" (Dec. 24, 2016) and "Break Up With Him" (which led for 2 weeks starting Nov. 14, 2015). Its different prime 10, "Snapback," hit No. 2 (June Four, 2016).

NEW TOP 10s: Russell Dickerson's "Blue Tacoma" (Triple Tigers) ascends to the Hot Country Songs prime 10 (11-Eight). It features by 11 p.c to 39.1 million impressions and pushes Four-2 on Country Airplay.

"Tacoma" is Dickerson's second Hot Country Songs prime 10 in as many appearances, following debut single "Yours," which peaked at No. Three on Jan. 27. "Yours" dominated Country Airplay for 2 frames beginning the identical week.

Kane Brown's "Lose It" (Zone Four/RCA Nashville) turns into his third Hot Country Songs prime 10 (12-10) because it rises 15-13 on Country Airplay (19.6 million, up 7 p.c). His different Hot Country Songs prime 10s: the No. 2-peaking "Heaven" (March 31) and "What Ifs" (that includes Lauren Alaina), which topped the chart for 5 weeks beginning Oct. 21, 2017.