Cole Swindell makes a record start on the Billboard 200, and joins a throng of rookie male artists that have invaded the Top Country Albums chart over the past year, as his self-titled debut album opens at No. 3 on the former chart and No. 2 on the latter list with 63,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The first complete airplay/streaming/sales tracking week following the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards yields noteworthy results for Kacey Musgraves and Hunter Hayes. Musgraves' "Same Trailer Different Park" leaps 5-1 on Top Country Albums (27,000 sold, up 177%, according to Nielsen SoundScan), while Hayes' new track "Invisible" surges 7-1 on Country Digital Songs (92,000, up 164%).
Hunter Hayes claims his highest-ever debut ranks on Billboard's Hot Country Songs (No. 23) and Country Digital Songs charts (No. 7) with "Invisible," which he premiered during a live performance on the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards, aired on CBS.