Lionel Richie Tops Albums Chart
As "Drink on It" advances 2-1, Blake Shelton achieves his sixth straight leader - his 11th overall - on Country Songs, where he takes sole possession of second place among all artists with active No. 1 streaks. Zac Brown Band tops that tally with seven consecutive No. 1s (eight overall), while Chris Young moves to third place with five straight chart toppers (five overall).
Shelton hasn't had an official radio single peak outside the top 10 since December 2007, when "The More I Drink" stopped at No. 19. The new No. 1 is the third straight chart topper from Shelton's Red River Blue album, preceded by "God Gave Me You," which spent three weeks at the summit last fall, and "Honey Bee," which led for four weeks in June/July 2010. In its 12th week on Country Digital Songs, "Drink on It" moves 40,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and holds at No. 11, while Red River Blue sells 9,000 copies in its 40th week on Country Albums (No. 8).
Speaking of Zac Brown Band, the group's "No Hurry" freshens up the top 10 on Country Songs, where it jumps 11-9 in its 13th chart week; it sells 14,000 downloads in its fifth week on Country Digital Songs, where it ranks at No. 36.
As anticipated following its historic No. 13 bow last week on Country Songs, Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw's "Feel Like a Rock Star" experiences a 7% second-week audience adjustment (down 1.5 million impressions), but maintains its No. 13 rank. Similarly on Country Digital Songs, "Rock Star" dips 3-10, selling 44,000 downloads in its second chart week.
Elsewhere on Country Songs, Keith Urban claims Hot Shot Debut honors, as "For You" opens at No. 47. The song appears on Act of Valor: The Album soundtrack, and is being worked to radio by Urban's label, Capitol Nashville. Urban will donate artist royalties to the Navy SEAL foundation. He will officially inducted as a member of the venerable Grand Ole Opry radio show cast April 21. The ceremony airs locally in Nashville on WSM-AM (650), on Sirius XM Prime Country (channel 58) and will be televised on Great American Country's (GAC) "Noteworthy at the Opry" at 9 p.m. EDT.
Over on the Country Albums chart, Lionel Richie scores a No. 1 with his hits collection "Tuskegee," which also topped the Billboard 200. Last week's leader, Rascal Flatts, drops to second place with "Changed."