Luke Bryan makes an almost clean sweep, topping four of Billboard’s five country charts dated Oct. 31. "Strip It Down" (Capitol Nashville) crowns Hot Country Songs (for a fifth week) and takes over atop Country Airplay and Country Streaming Songs (up 2-1 on each list), while his LP Kill the Lights scores a seventh nonconsecutive week at No.1 on Top Country Albums (4-1).
Bryan’s quadruple simultaneous reign marks the first time that an artist has led that many country charts at once since March 14, when Sam Hunt topped Hot Country Songs, Country Digital Songs and Country Streaming Songs concurrently with "Take Your Time," while his debut set Montevallo led Top Country Albums. (Before Bryan, Hunt last crowned Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay and Top Country Albums in the same frame with "Leave the Night On" on the first two charts and Montevallo on the lattermost list, on Nov. 15, 2014.)
The sultry "Strip" (48.2 million audience impressions, up 3 percent, according to Nielsen Music) is Bryan’s 13th Country Airplay No. 1 and the second from Kill the Lights, following "Kick the Dust Up"; at 11 weeks each, they represent his fastest flights to the summit. On Country Streaming Songs, "Strip" strides with a 30 percent gain to 3.2 million U.S. streams, becoming his fourth No. 1 on the list. Meanwhile, Kill the Lights marches by 8 percent to 23,000 copies sold in the week ending Oct. 15. The set opened atop the survey dated Aug. 29 (320,000) and has sold 640,000 to date.