Maren Morris’ ‘Girl’ Enters at No. 1 On Top Country Albums Chart With Record Debut-Week Streams


'I'm blown away by the help,' Morris says.

Maren Morris' second studio LP Girl, launched March eight, flies in at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart dated March 23. In its first week, ending March 14, the set earned 46,000 equal album items (25,000 in conventional album gross sales), in keeping with Nielsen Music.

On the all-genre Billboard 200, Girl, launched on Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville, begins at No. four, marking Morris' second high 10 and highest profession rank.

Girl marks the primary No. 1 debut by a girl on Top Country Albums of 2019 and the primary since Carrie Underwood's Cry Pretty arrived atop the survey dated Sept. 29, 2018, with 266,000 items.

With Girl, Morris notches the most important debut-week streaming sum for a rustic album by a feminine artist: 23.96 million on-demand audio streams earned for its songs in its premiere body. She surpasses the earlier finest debut-week whole for a rustic set by a girl, as Underwood's Cry Pretty generated 14.44 million on-demand audio streams for it songs (Sept. 29, 2018).

"I'm blown away by the help this final week," Morris tells Billboard. "My followers had been already screaming the lyrics on the present the day after the album got here out. I'm so shocked and grateful to have damaged this file for nation music."

Girl additionally logs the most important streaming week for a studio nation album by a girl, and the most important opening streaming week for any nation album in 2019.

For the 28-year-old Morris, from Arlington, Texas, Girl is her second full-length to open on the Top Country Albums summit. Her first major-label LP, Hero, started within the penthouse, and at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, on June 25, 2016 (45,000 items; 37,000 bought). Girl is Morris' third entry on Top Country Albums. Her self-titled EP entered at No. 27 in November 2015 and peaked at No. 22 the next April.

Morris, who's nominated for feminine vocalist of the yr on the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards (on which she'll additionally carry out) April 7 in Las Vegas, co-wrote all 14 songs on Girl, which was produced by busbee and Greg Kurstin.