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Thomas Rhett Has a New 'Look' With Hot Country Songs Top 10; 'Here' Comes Brett Young

Thomas Rhett
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Thomas Rhett

Following his appearance as the musical guest on NBC's Saturday Night Live on March 2, Thomas Rhett's new single, "Look What God Gave Her,” which he performed on the show, soars into the top 10 of Billboard's airplay-, streaming- and sales-powered Hot Country Songs chart (dated March 16), vaulting 37-5 in its second week on the tally.

"Look" marks Rhett's 13th Hot Country Songs top 10, a sum that includes one No. 1, "Die a Happy Man," which reigned for 17 weeks starting in November 2015.

With its 32-spot jump, "Look" makes Rhett's biggest jump on the chart since "Craving You" (featuring Maren Morris) rocketed 46-5 on April 22, 2017, also in its second chart week; it went on to peak at No. 3.  

Following its Feb. 28 release, "Look" launches atop Country Digital Song Sales with 19,000 downloads sold in its first full week of tracking (ending March 7), according to Nielsen Music. Rhett racks his second No. 1 (among 18 top 10s) on the list, following "Happy," which led for 15 weeks beginning in October 2015. "Look" is his first song to start at No. 1 on the chart.

"Look" also logged 6 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 7 and opens at No. 7 on Country Streaming Songs, giving the singer-songwriter his 12th top 10 and his highest debut, besting "Marry Me," which entered at No. 8 in January 2018.

On Country Airplay, "Look" dips 20-22 in its second week, with 10.6 million audience impressions in the week ending March 10 (down 7 percent; it soared in a week ago helped by hourly first-day plays on participating iHeartMedia-owned stations).

"Look," which Rhett wrote with his father, Rhett Akins, Julian Bunetta, John Ryan and J Cash, was inspired by his wife, Lauren. It's the lead single from Rhett's fourth LP, Center Point Road. The set, due May 31, is named after the road on which he grew up in Hendersonville, Tenn.

BRETT'S TOP 10s ARE "HERE" Brett Young's "Here Tonight" reaches the top 10 on both Hot Country Songs (12-10) and Country Airplay (11-9), awarding him his fifth straight career-opening top 10 on each list.

"Here" scales Country Airplay with a 13 percent increase to 25 million impressions. It also corralled 5 million streams, a 17 percent surge.

Young's first hit, "Sleep Without You," peaked at No. 2 on Country Airplay in 2016, followed by three consecutive No. 1s: "In Case You Didn't Know" which led for two weeks in June 2017, "Like I Loved You" (three weeks, January 2018) and "Mercy" (two weeks, August 2018).

On Hot Country Songs they reached Nos. 3, 2, 2 and 3, respectively.


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