Eric Church's 'Desperate Man' Dominates Top Country Albums, Florida Georgia Line Crown Country Airplay


Eric Church's sixth studio LP Desperate Man (EMI Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville) debuts atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (dated Oct. 20), incomes 116,000 equal album models, with 103,000 of that sum in conventional album gross sales, within the week ending Oct. 11, in keeping with Nielsen Music.

On the all-genre Billboard 200, the album enters at No. 5, marking Church's fifth prime 10, with every having began within the higher tier.

The Jay Joyce-produced set, with all 11 tracks written by Church both partially (eight) or solo (three), marks his third Top Country Albums chief, amongst eight prime 10s, and his third to bow within the penthouse.

Desperate Man is Church's first studio LP since Mr. Misunderstood, which launched at No. Three on the Top Country Albums chart dated Nov. 21, 2015, with 76,000 models, and peaked at No. 2 the next week (having been launched on Nov. four with out advance promotion, simply hours earlier than the airing of the 2015 Country Music Awards, so it debuted with lower than two full days of availability).

In November 2016, Church launched the EP Mr. Misunderstood: On the Rocks, Live and (Mostly) Unplugged, which debuted and peaked at No. four on Top Country Albums.

Church's extra Top Country Albums leaders are 2014's The Outsiders, which launched atop the checklist with 288,000 offered, and 2011's Chief, which started with 145,000 offered. Church logged his first look with Sinners Like Me, which began and peaked at No. 7 in August 2006.

Meanwhile, the title-track lead single from Desperate Man flies 18-Eight on the airplay, streaming and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart marking Church's 15th prime 10. On Country Airplay, it holds at No. 14 (17.5 million viewers impressions, down lower than 1 %, within the week ending Oct. 14).

"SIMPLE" MATH Florida Georgia Line earns its 14th Country Airplay No. 1, because the duo's "Simple" (Big Machine Label Group) rises Three-1, up four % to 37.9 million in viewers.

The twosome's 14 No. 1s tie Rascal Flatts' complete (passing Zac Brown Band's 13) for the second-most amongst duos and teams within the chart's 28-year historical past, after Brooks & Dunn's 20. Among all acts, Kenny Chesney leads with 30 No. 1s.

Meanwhile, FGL's "Meant to Be" with Bebe Rexha (Warner Bros./BMLG), which led the Country Airplay chart dated April 28, guidelines Hot Country Songs for a record-extending 46th week. It tops Country Streaming Songs for a record-stretching 42nd body, with 12.1 million U.S. streams (up four %).

With "Simple" atop Country Airplay and "Meant" main Hot Country Songs, it marks simply the third set of songs with which an act has dominated the charts concurrently since Hot Country Songs transitioned to a multi-metric methodology in October 2012. Not surprisingly, FGL has been concerned every time. On June 21, 2014, Luke Bryan paced each surveys as "Play It Again" led Country Airplay whereas FGL's "This Is How We Roll," that includes Bryan, topped Hot Country Songs. Before that, for 2 weeks in May 2013, FGL's "Cruise" topped Hot Country Songs whereas "Get Your Shine On" sparkled atop Country Airplay.

NEW TOP 10s Dan + Shay earn their sixth Hot Country Songs prime 10 as "Speechless" (Warner Bros./WAR) rises 11-9. It steps 21-20 on Country Airplay, up Eight % to 13.7 million, whereas additionally boasting 7 million U.S. streams (up 1 %).

Plus, Jimmie Allen banks his first Country Airplay prime 10 as his debut single "Best Shot" bumps 11-10 (24 million, up 15 %). The Stoney Creek label returns to the highest 10 for the primary time since Randy Houser's "We Went" went to No. 1 in March 2016; the label lands its fortunate 13th prime 10 general, courting to its first, Thompson Square's No. 1 "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not," in April 2011. Along with Allen's first prime 10, Houser's 5 and Thompson Square's 4, Parmalee has tallied three prime 10s for the label.