Jason Aldean Extends Country Airplay Rule, Dan + Shay Double Up Atop Hot Country Songs Again


Plus, Midland beneficial properties their second high 10 on Country Airplay.

Jason Aldean's "Girl Like You" holds the highest spot for a second straight week on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated Feb. 9), pulling in 40.1 million viewers impressions (up 2 %) within the week ending Feb. three, in accordance with Nielsen Music.

On the airplay-, streaming- and sales-powered Hot Country Songs chart, "Girl" enters the highest 5, climbing 7-5.

Aldean's 20th Country Airplay chief is the third single and third No. 1 from his album Rearview Town, which debuted atop the all-genre Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts final April.

"Girl" marks Aldean's third straight multi-week chief on Country Airplay, following "You Make It Easy," which led for 2 weeks beginning on the May 5, 2018-dated record, and "Drowns the Whiskey" (that includes Miranda Lambert), which dominated for 2 frames beginning in August.

Aldean is the primary artist to rattle off three straight multi-week leaders on Country Airplay since Brett Young, whose "In Case You Didn't Know" paced the survey for 2 frames starting June 10, 2017; adopted by "Like I Loved You," which led for 3 weeks starting Jan. three, 2018; and "Mercy," which claimed the summit for 2 frames final August. (The newest from Young, "Here Tonight," rises 19-16 on the tally, up 13 % to 15.7 million in radio attain.)

Meanwhile, the final artist to provide greater than three straight multi-week Country Airplay leaders is Blake Shelton, who snapped off 5 in a row. Shelton was in the midst of a streak of 17 consecutive Country Airplay leaders on the time (counting solely formally promoted, non-seasonal singles), a run that began with 2010's "Hillbilly Bone" (that includes Trace Adkins). 

Shelton's 5 successive multi-week leaders started with 2011's "Honey Bee" (4 weeks at No. 1) and continued with "God Gave Me You" (three, 2011); "Drink on It" (two, 2012); "Over" (two, 2012); and "Sure Be Cool If You Did" (two, 2013).

DOUBLE FOR THE DUO Dan + Shay, the tandem of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, maintain the highest two spots on Hot Country Songs for an eighth body.

"Tequila" reigns for a second week. On final week's Feb. 2-dated record, the tune rose 2-1, finishing a document 54-week journey to the highest, turning into the pair's second chief. The tune reached the apex after a 19-week wait at No. 2, essentially the most time that any title has been second-best within the chart's historical past.

Dan + Shay dethroned themselves when "Tequila" reached the highest of the tally, with their follow-up hit "Speechless" shifting from No. 1 to No. 2 after dominating Hot Country Songs for 9 frames. "Speechless" ranks at No. 2 for a second week.

"Tequila" holds atop Hot Country Songs because it ranks at No. three on Country Streaming Songs (10.1 million U.S. streams, up three %) and No. 6 on Country Digital Song Sales (6,000 offered, down 10 %). "Tequila," which topped Country Airplay for 2 weeks final July, continues to reap the good thing about pop radio crossover play. The monitor ranks at No. 19 on Adult Contemporary and No. 21 on Pop Songs, after reaching No. 10 on Adult Pop Songs in November.

"Speechless" dominated Country Airplay for 4 frames beginning Dec. 22 and is simply starting to develop past its dwelling format, debuting at No. 39 on the brand new, Feb. 9-dated Adult Pop Songs chart.

With "Tequila" and "Speechless" at Nos. 1 and a pair of on Hot Country Songs, respectively, Dan + Shay maintain the 2 high spots for an eighth week, marking the second-best such run within the chart's historical past and essentially the most amongst duos. Luke Bryan managed the highest two slots concurrently for 9 weeks in 2014.

"All to Myself" is Dan + Shay's latest nation radio single, and the third from the duo's self-titled third LP. The set debuted because the pair's second No. 1 on Top Country Albums final July.

BURNING UP Midland banks its second Country Airplay high 10, as "Burn Out" rises 11-10 (23.four million, up 2 %). The tune is the trio's third look, following its debut single "Drinkin' Problem," which peaked at No. three in 2017. Their second single, "Make a Little" reached No. 15 in January 2018.