Also This Week: Taylor Swift's 'Ours' Enters Top 10; Lady Antebellum Owns Album Chart
Keith Urban claims his 14th leader on Country Songs with "You Gonna Fly," which also completes the artist's third set of three straight No. 1 songs. Urban launched this current string of three consecutive chart toppers when "Without You" capped the chart dated June 18, 2011, followed by "Long Hot Summer," which dominated the Oct. 22 chart.
Keith Urban's " You Gonna Fly"
His first set of three (November 2003-September 2004) included "Who Wouldn't Wanna Be Me," "You'll Think of Me" and "Days Go By," and his second triple (September 2008-March 2009) featured "You Look Good in My Shirt," "Start a Band" (with Brad Paisley) and "Sweet Thing."
Top audience contributors for the new No. 1 during the Nielsen BDS tracking week are led by 1.3 million impressions at WUSN Chicago, and include KKGO Los Angeles (1.1 million), KEEY Minneapolis (931,000), KILT Houston (807,000) and WYCD Detroit (763,000). Over on Billboard's Country Digital Songs, "Fly" ranks at No. 31 with 15,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Elsewhere on Country Songs, Taylor Swift pulls ahead of Carrie Underwood in their ongoing back-and-forth chart battle for the most top 10's by female artists from a career launch, as "Ours" gains 2.4 million impressions and rises 11-9, marking Swift's 15th trip to the upper tier. Counting only non-seasonal singles promoted to radio from the start of a career among women in this close race, Underwood has gone 14-for-14 in reaching the top 10 from the start. She releases her as-yet-untitled fourth studio album on May 1.
Concurrently, Swift's Grammy performance pushes "Mean" back to No. 1 on Country Digital Songs (63,000 downloads) for the first time since it opened there in November. The artist's "Safe & Sound" (featuring the Civil Wars) flies 24-2 (61,000 downloads), reclaiming its previous peak position achieved when it debuted on the Jan. 7 list.
Also noteworthy is a No. 9 start by Rascal Flatts' "Banjo," which opens with 34,000 downloads.
Grammy Awards-related exposure also lifts Lady Antebellum's "Own the Night" 3-1 on Country Albums, where it earns Greatest Gainer honors (36,000 copies sold, up 12,000).