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Luke Combs Becomes Second Artist to Lead All Five Country Charts Simultaneously

Luke Combs
Robby Klein

Luke Combs photographed on Dec. 5, 2016 in Franklin, Tenn.

Combs joins Kane Brown as one of only two artists to pull off the high-five.

For only the second time, all five of Billboard's main country charts are led simultaneously by a single artist, as Luke Combs rules Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales (all dated March 9).

Kane Brown first achieved such a quintuple coronation in 2017.  

"This is a great day," says Combs. "From being chosen as one of Billboard's artists to watch in 2017 to now topping all five charts is very humbling. This doesn't happen unless radio and the fans embrace the music and me as much as they have. That is the best part: that I get to wake up every day and do this. I appreciate everyone supporting me and the music."

Combs' "Beautiful Crazy" (River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville) tops all four country song charts for a second straight week. The ballad, written by Combs, Wyatt Durrette and Robert Williford, paces the airplay-, streaming- and sales-powered Hot Country Songs chart for a second week. On Country Airplay, it also leads for a second frame, up 4 percent to 40.5 million audience impressions in the week ending March 3, according to Nielsen Music. Concurrently, "Crazy" dominates Country Streaming Songs for a second week, gaining by 3 percent to 12 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 28. It leases the penthouse on Country Digital Songs Sales for a fifth frame (12,000 sold, down 21 percent in the week ending Feb. 28).

A week earlier, Combs just missed crowning all five surveys, as his debut LP, This One's for You, ranked at No. 2 on Top Country Albums. On the new, March 9 tally, the set returns to the summit for a 27th week on top, ascending 2-1 with 25,000 equivalent album units (down 1 percent) in the week ending Feb. 28.

The album dethrones Florida Georgia Line's Can't Say I Ain't Country (Big Machine Label Group), which dips to No. 2 (22,000 units, down 56 percent). The LP became FGL's fourth Top Country Albums leader, and third to start at the pinnacle, when it arrived atop the March 2-dated chart with 50,000 units.

As Combs leads all five of Billboard's main country charts, he joins only Brown in having pulled off the sweep. Notably, both acts record for Sony Music Nashville.

Brown first achieved the feat by simultaneously topping the tallies dated Oct. 28, 2017. That week, "What Ifs," featuring Lauren Alaina, controlled Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay and Country Streaming Songs; "Heaven" arrived atop Country Digital Song Sales; and his self-titled debut LP led Top Country Albums.

The chart achievements keep rolling for the 29-year-old Combs, from Asheville, N.C. On the March 2-dated Country Airplay chart, "Crazy" became Combs' fifth total and consecutive career-opening No. 1, the most by any artist out of the gate. "Crazy" followed Combs' first four Country Airplay leaders: "She Got the Best of Me," "One Number Away," "When It Rains It Pours" and his debut hit "Hurricane."

All five songs are on the deluxe edition of his debut LP, which bowed atop the June 24, 2017-dated Top Country Albums chart and led for three more weeks that year. It returned to the top on June 16, 2018, following the arrival of its deluxe version, and has added another 22 weeks at No. 1 through the latest ranking.