Kane Brown Has Been Dominant on the Country Digital Songs Chart Since His 2015 Breakthrough

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When discussing the most important male stars in nation music, there is likely to be a bunch of names that come to thoughts earlier than Kane Brown's. From radio staples like Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett to veteran reside attracts like Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban, the style has lengthy been overwhelmed by solo males who've already develop into establishments, with constant success over a few years of productiveness. 

But since his emergence in 2015, Brown -- a 25-year-old singer-songwriter with out the identical broad identify recognition or long-established observe document as the beforehand talked about stars -- has been completely dominant in not less than one enviornment: track gross sales. Following his self-released debut EP Closer in 2014, his breakthrough hit "Used to Love You Sober" debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Country Digital Song Sales chart in November 2015, seemingly thanks largely to sturdy help from viewers of his YouTube channel, the place he'd beforehand constructed a fanbase posting covers of nation classics and up to date hits.

Since then, Billboard's most up-to-date cowl star has racked up a powerful six No. 1s on the chart -- beginning with "Found You" in September 2017, proper as much as this very chart week, the place "Good as You" debuts atop the itemizing -- to go along with one other eight prime 10s, together with "Sober." Since the start of 2015, solely Rhett has as many prime 10 hits on the chart as Brown's 14 complete, and none can match his six No. 1s. Brown's young-skewing and extremely devoted fanbase have persistently expressed their affection with their wallets, and every new single of his is prone to develop into an instantaneous best-seller.

(Brown has additionally launched 4 prime 10 hits on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart, led by the No. four peak of "Heaven" in May 2018 -- greater than some other solo male nation act since 2015, and tied with Carrie Underwood and Florida Georgia Line amongst all nation acts over that interval.)

It must be famous that regardless of his gross sales dominance, Brown nonetheless has appreciable catching as much as do to his nation friends by way of radio airplay. Since his November 2015 breakthrough, he's posted three prime 10 hits on Billboard's Country Airplay chart -- together with a pair of No. 1s, in 2017's Lauren Alaina-featuring "What Ifs" and this yr's "Heaven" -- however that quantity ranks simply 19th general amongst artists over that timespan. (Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan prepared the ground on that tally, with eight prime 10 hits every.) 

But how precisely do a few of his nation friends evaluate to his Country Digital Song Sales success for the reason that starting of 2015? Take a take a look at tallies for among the style's largest names beneath, in addition to a breakdown of how Brown charges in opposition to the opposite most prolific nation artists of the interval on the general Digital Song Sales chart. 

Kane Brown
20 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
14 prime 10s 
Six No. 1s

Jason Aldean
24 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
11 prime 10s
Two No. 1s

Luke Bryan
32 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales 
13 prime 10s
Two No. 1s

Keith Urban
14 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
Eight prime 10s
Two No. 1s

Kenny Chesney
12 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
Four prime 10s​
One No. 1

Thomas Rhett
19 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
14 prime 10s
One No. 1

Blake Shelton
25 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
13 prime 10s
One No. 1

Chris Stapleton
16 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
Six prime 10s
One No. 1

Dierks Bentley
14 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
Four prime 10s
Zero No. 1s

Eric Church
12 complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
Six prime 10s
Zero No. 1s

Brett Young
Five complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
Five prime 10s
Zero No. 1s

Chris Young
Nine complete entries on Country Digital Song Sales
Five prime 10s
Zero No. 1s

Most complete entries on the Digital Song Sales chart since January 1, 2015, amongst nation acts:

Thomas Rhett, 14
Kane Brown, 13
Florida Georgia Line, 13
Luke Bryan, 12
Blake Shelton, 11
Carrie Underwood, 10
Jason Aldean, 10

Most prime 10s on the Digital Song Sales chart since Jan. 1, 2015, amongst nation acts:

Carrie Underwood, four
Florida Georgia Line, four
Kane Brown, four
Keith Urban, three
Thomas Rhett, three