Luke Combs Is the ‘One’ on Nielsen Music’s Mid-Year 2019 Country Charts

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Luke CombsThis One’s for You ranks as the most popular country album so far in the U.S. in 2019, according to Nielsen Music.

During the tracking period of Jan. 4 through June 20, 2019, This One’s for You earned 605,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. It leads Nielsen Music’s mid-year top 10 country albums chart (below).

Equivalent album units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported on-demand audio streams generated by songs on an album, or 1,250 paid subscription on-demand audio streams generated by songs on an album. (For the sake of clarity, equivalent album units do not include listening to music on broadcast radio or digital radio broadcasts.)

Overall equivalent album units for the country genre totaled 23.8 million through June 20. That represents 7.8% of the total volume across all genres (305.2 million).

King of country George Strait has the biggest-selling country album thus far in 2019, as his latest studio release Honky Tonk Time Machine sold 113,000 copies. Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country” is tops among the largest-selling digital country songs, with 285,000 downloads sold.

Combs’ “Beautiful Crazy” is both the most-streamed country song, in terms of total on-demand streams (audio and video combined), with 235.7 million clicks registered. The tune is also the biggest country audio stream, with 148.4 million.

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 Country Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units*)
1. Luke Combs, This One’s for You (605,000)
2. Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay (387,000)
3. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (292,000)
4. Florida Georgia Line, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country (284,000)
5. Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (274,000)
6. Kane Brown, Experiment (251,000)
7. Maren Morris, Girl (248,000)
8. Jason Aldean, Rearview Town (237,000)
9. Kane Brown, Kane Brown (231,000)
10. Morgan Wallen, If I Know Me (211,000)

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Country Albums
1. George Strait, Honky Tonk Time Machine (113,000)
2. Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour (97,000)
3. Luke Combs, This One’s For You (91,000)
4. Florida Georgia Line, Can’t Say I Ain’t Country (82,000)
5. Chris Stapleton, Traveller (80,000)
6. Carrie Underwood, Cry Pretty (79,000)
7. Maren Morris, Girl (60,000)
8. Thomas Rhett, Center Point Road (59,000)
9. Dan + Shay, Dan + Shay (53,000)
10. Brooks & Dunn, Reboot (52,000)

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Country Songs
1. Blake Shelton, “God’s Country” (285,000)
2. Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy” (232,000)
3. Morgan Wallen, “Whiskey Glasses” (202,000)
4. Dan + Shay, “Speechless” (196,000)
5. Thomas Rhett, “Look What God Gave Her” (153,000)
6. Lee Brice, “Rumor” (150,000)
7. Kane Brown, “Good As You” (147,000)
8. Dan + Shay, “Tequila” (144,000)
9. Kelsea Ballerini, “Miss Me More” (143,000)
10. Luke Combs, “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (122,000)

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Country Streams (Audio and Video Combined)

1. Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy” (235,688,000)
2. Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be” (219,580,000)
3. Dan + Shay, “Speechless” (182,671,000)
4. Chris Stapleton, “Tennessee Whiskey” (178,084,000)
5. Dan + Shay, “Tequila” (172,247,000)
6. Kane Brown, “Heaven” (165,316,000)
7. Luke Combs, “She Got the Best of Me” (147,783,000)
8. Morgan Wallen, “Whiskey Glasses” (145,199,000)
9. Lee Brice, “Rumor” (124,664,000)
10. Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know” (124,095,000)

2019’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Country Audio Streams

1. Luke Combs, “Beautiful Crazy” (148,388,000)
2. Dan + Shay, “Tequila” (142,823,000)
3. Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be” (140,259,000)
4. Dan + Shay, “Speechless” (131,491,000)
4. Morgan Wallen, “Whiskey Glasses” (109,716,000)
5. Luke Combs, “She Got the Best of Me” (102,099,000)
6. Kane Brown, “Heaven” (96,708,000)
7. Jason Aldean, “You Make It Easy” (95,553,000)
8. Maren Morris, “Girl” (94,613,000)