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Jason Aldean Earns Sixth Top Country Albums No. 1 With 'Rearview Town'

Jason Aldean
Jim Wright

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean's eighth studio full-length, Rearview Town, launches atop the all-genre Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts (dated April 28), with 183,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending April 19, according to Nielsen Music.   

Of the sum, 162,000 were in traditional album sales.   

Produced by Michael Knox, the set is the first country LP to top the Billboard 200 in 2018. It nets the largest week for a country studio album, in units and sales, since Chris Stapleton's From A Room: Volume 1, which bowed with 219,000 units (202,000 in album sales) on May 27, 2017.

Aldean, who won the coveted entertainer of the year trophy at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards (April 15), notches his fourth Billboard 200 No. 1, all earned consecutively.

Aldean tallies his sixth leader on Top Country Albums and fifth to debut at No. 1, following They Don't Know, which opened atop the list dated Oct. 1, 2016, with 131,000 copies sold; Old Boots, New Dirt (Oct. 25, 2014, 278,000); Night Train (Nov. 3, 2012, 409,000); and Relentless (June 16, 2007, 982,000, marking Aldean's biggest sales week).

His other Top Country Albums No. 1, My Kinda Party, debuted at No. 2 on Nov. 20, 2010 (with 193,000 sold) and hit No. 1 on Feb. 19, 2011.


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