'Over You' Is Top Country Song; Carrie Underwood Lands Fourth No. 1 on Albums Chart
With her second-fastest chart-topping climb, Miranda Lambert seals the deal on a third No. 1 on Country Songs as "Over You" draws 36.6 million audience impressions and jumps 3-1 in its 20th chart week. She clocked her best time to the summit when "The House That Built Me" spent the first of four straight weeks atop the chart two years ago.
She most recently dominated the audience list with "Heart Like Mine," which needed 21 weeks to lead the chart dated May 28, 2011. Lambert's new No. 1 marks the second for a solo female artist this year -- Taylor Swift's "Ours" reached No. 1 in March.
A total of four songs by solo female artists reached No. 1 in both 2011 and 2010. Leading audience contributors for "Over" during the Nielsen BDS tracking week are WUSN Chicago (1.2 million impressions), KKGO Los Angeles (1.0 million), WYCD Detroit (794,000), KILT Houston (777,000) and KEEY Minneapolis (706,000). In its 17th week on Country Digital Songs, "Over You" ranks at No. 9 with 36,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan -- it is the second single from "Four the Record," which moves 7,000 copies during the SoundScan tracking week, and ranks at No. 13 in its 27th week on Country Albums.
As previously reported in this week's roundup of top-selling albums, Carrie Underwood's fourth effort, "Blown Away" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Country Albums with 267,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The arrival marks the fattest sales week for a country album since last fall when Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night" opened at the summit with 347,000 copies. It is also the biggest sum for a country set by a solo artist since Taylor Swift's Speak Now rang 276,000 copies during Christmas week two years ago.
Meanwhile, the third single from Eric Church's album "Chief" (EMI Nashville) returns to No. 1 on Country Digital Songs (78,000). "Springsteen" also reaches the top 20 (23-19) on the Hot 100, and spent its first week atop the country digital tally four weeks ago.