Luke Combs’ ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’ Gives Him Six Pack Of Country Airplay No. 1s


Plus, Combs’ ‘This One’s For You’ is now the longest leader among males on the Top Country Albums chart.

Luke Combs banks his record-extending sixth straight career-opening No. 1 single on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, as "Beer Never Broke My Heart" ascends 2-1 on the chart dated Aug. 10. The song reigns with a 9% gain to 40.3 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 4, according to Nielsen Music.

Combs became the first artist to send his first five entries to the Country Airplay summit when "Beautiful Crazy" led for seven weeks beginning March 2.

"Beer," co-written by Combs, Randy Montana and Jonathan Singleton, is the first single from Combs' EP The Prequel, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums (June 22).

Additionally, "Beer" reaches No. 1 on Country Airplay in its 13th week, marking the quickest trip to pinnacle this year and Combs' speediest to date. It completes the fastest coronation since Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" rolled to the top in its 12th week on the chart dated May 6, 2017.

Combs' "Beautiful Crazy" hit No. 1 on Country Airplay in its 16th week, matching his previous swiftest scaling of the summit, first achieved by his fourth leader, "She Got the Best of Me," last October. Combs' 2017 debut hit "Hurricane" took 30 chart weeks to hit No. 1, followed by "When It Rains It Pours" (28) and "One Number Away" (24).

Meanwhile, Combs' debut LP, This One's for You, breaks the record for the most weeks at No. 1 for a set by a male on Top Country Albums, as it crowns the survey for a 44th frame (22,000 equivalent album units, down 5%, in the week ending Aug. 1). The album passes Randy Travis' Always & Forever, which ruled for 43 weeks beginning in June 1987.

Since the list launched in January 1964, just one title has spent more time at No. 1 than This One's for You: Shania Twain's Come on Over, which led for 50 weeks beginning in November 1997.

MOORE ALBUM NEWS Also on Top Country Albums, Justin Moore's Late Nights and Long Necks flies in at No. 2, earning 19,000 units, with 14,000 in traditional album sales.

Moore adds his fifth top 10 set, following Kinda Don't Care, which arrived at No. 1 in September 2016; Off the Beaten Path, which opened atop the list in October 2013; his first No. 1, Outlaws Like Me, which started at the summit in July 2011; and his self-titled album, which bowed and peaked at No. 3 in August 2009.

Concurrently, Moore earns his eighth top 10 on the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, as the new set's lead single, "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home," climbs 13-10. The track gains by 7% to 34.1 million in format radio reach as it pushes 5-4 on Country Airplay, and 24% to 4.5 million U.S. streams.

TOASTING MARSHMELLO Masked DJ Marshmello notches his first Hot Country Songs top 10, as "One Thing Right," with Kane Brown, rises 11-9. The track, which is Brown's fifth top 10, drew 10.7 million streams (down 5%) and sold 8,000 downloads (up 1%) in the tracking week. Marshmello boasts nine top 10s on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

NORTHBOUND Plus, Carrie Underwood banks her 28th Country Airplay top 10, as "Southbound" pushes 12-10, up 7% to 22.2 million impressions. Underwood earns her first top 10 since "Cry Pretty," which peaked at No. 9 last September.

Underwood is the 16th artist with at least 28 top 10s since Country Airplay began in January 1990. Among women, she trails only Reba McEntire (36). George Strait's 61 top 10s leads all artists.