Thomas Rhett’s ‘Sixteen’ Becomes fifth ‘Life’ Single to Top Country Airplay Chart


Thomas Rhett's "Sixteen"  ascends Three-1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart (dated Jan. 26), up 6 % to 40.2 million viewers impressions within the week ending Jan. 20, in keeping with Nielsen Music.

Co-written by Rhett, "Sixteen" marks his 12th Country Airplay chief and the fifth from his album Life Changes. The set debuted atop the Top Country Albums and all-genre Billboard 200 charts in September 2017, turning into his first No. 1 on each rankings.

Each Life Changes single has topped Country Airplay, with "Sixteen" following the Maren Morris-assisted "Craving You," which led the checklist dated July 22, 2017; "Unforgettable" (Nov. 18, 2017); "Marry Me" (March 10 and 17, 2018); and the title monitor (Sept. eight, 2018).

Luke Bryan holds the report with six Country Airplay No. 1s from one album: 2015's Kill the Lights. Prior to Life Changes, three different albums generated 5 Country Airplay No. 1s apiece: Brad Paisley's fifth Gear (2007-08), Blake Shelton's Based on a True Story… (2013-14) and Bryan's Crash My Party (2013-15), his LP that instantly preceded Kill the Lights.

Life Changes had already develop into Rhett's second straight set to provide a minimum of 4 Country Airplay No. 1s, following his second LP, Tangled Up, which yielded "Crash and Burn," "Die a Happy Man," "T-Shirt" and "Star of the Show" in 2015-17.

Meanwhile, "Sixteen" extends Rhett's streak to 6 straight Country Airplay No. 1s. That's the second-longest lively run, behind solely Bryan's stretch of 13 (counting promoted, correct singles in a lead position).

NEW TOP 10s Chris Stapleton achieves his third Country Airplay prime 10, as "Millionaire" rises 11-9 (23.7 million impressions, down lower than 1 %). Stapleton first reached the higher tier with the No. 10-peaking "Nobody to Blame" in April 2016 and adopted along with his first No. 1, "Broken Halos," final March.

Jordan Davis' "Take It From Me" additionally bumps into the Country Airplay prime 10, lifting 12-10 (23.four million, down 1 %). Davis earns his second prime 10 in as many appearances, as his debut hit "Singles You Up" topped the tally for every week in April 2018.

DOUBLING UP For a second straight week, Luke Combs charts two unaccompanied songs within the Country Airplay prime 15 concurrently, a feat that had not been achieved in over a dozen years. "She Got the Best of Me,” which led for 4 weeks beginning Oct. 27, dips 6-7 (28.5 million, down 14 %), whereas follow-up single "Beautiful Crazy" climbs 15-12 (20.6 million, up 18 %).

Prior to Combs, no artist had logged such a double since George Strait, whose "It Just Comes Natural" and "Give It Away" ranked at Nos. 12 and 13, respectively, on Nov. 18, 2006. "Give" had led the checklist for 2 weeks starting that September and "Natural" was on its method to a two-week reign of its personal in February 2007.

GO, 'GIRL' Maren Morris' "Girl,” the primary single from her forthcoming second full-length album, launches at No. 28 on Country Airplay with 6.6 million impressions. On the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, it begins at No. 44.

"Girl" was launched to nation radio Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. ET, so it debuts with roughly three-and-a-half days of tracked airplay. Morris penned the music with Sarah Aarons, who charts her first entry on the lists as a author, and Greg Kurstin, additionally a first-timer on the tallies; on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, Kurstin boasts three No. 1s, together with Adele's 10-week chief "Hello" in 2015-16.

"Girl" ties Morris' highest Country Airplay debut and marks her finest as a lead artist. Thomas Rhett's "Craving You," that includes Morris, which led the chart in July 2017, debuted at No. 28 that April. As a lead, Morris beforehand arrived at a No. 29 finest with "Dear Hate," that includes Vince Gill, in October 2017; the music was launched to learn Nashville's Music City Cares Fund to assist victims of the capturing bloodbath on the Route 91 Harvest Festival.