Blake Shelton Debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums & Hits Hot Country Songs Top 10 With Gwen Stefani Duet

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton
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Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton arrive at the STX Films World Premiere Of "UglyDolls"  at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on April 27, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Plus, Luke Combs rebounds to No. 1 on Country Airplay.

Blake Shelton scores his seventh leader on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, all of which have debuted at No. 1, as Fully Loaded: God's Country enters atop the tally dated Dec. 28.

In its first week, ending Dec. 19, the album earned 96,000 equivalent album units (83,000 in sales), according to Nielsen Music, boosted by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer.

On the all-genre Billboard 200, Fully Loaded starts at No. 2, marking Shelton's 12th top 10.

Fully Loaded is the third in a series of best-of collections for Shelton, following Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits (No. 2 peak on Top Country Albums in 2015) and Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton (No. 4, 2011).

His latest includes four new songs (and eight previously-released tracks), including "Nobody but You," a duet with Shelton's girlfriend/pop star, Gwen Stefani. The love song -- penned by Ross Copperman, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Tommy Lee James -- enters the streaming, airplay and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart at No. 9, awarding Shelton his 32nd top 10 and Stefani her first. (It marks the second top 10 debut on Hot Country Songs in 2019, following Taylor Swift's "Soon You'll Get Better," featuring Dixie Chicks, which flew onto the chart dated Sept. 7 at No. 10.)

"Nobody" bows atop the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart with 30,000 downloads sold. Shelton scores his second No. 1 on the list, following "God's Country" for a week in April, and Stefani adds her third, and first in over 12 years: she previously led with "The Sweet Escape" (featuring Akon) for week in 2007 and "Hollaback Girl" (nine weeks, 2005).

"Nobody" also hauled in 4.5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week.

NOT REALLY 'LEAVING': Luke Combs' "Even Though I'm Leaving" rebounds 2-1 on Country Airplay, returning to the summit for a fourth week on top, with 36.4 million audience impressions in the week ending Dec. 22.

The song, which became Combs' record-extending seventh straight career-opening No. 1 single on the survey dated Nov. 23, is only the third to revisit the top spot since 2008. On Dec. 15, 2018 (also during the holiday season, when radio stations are spinning a good amount of Christmas music), Jimmie Allen's "Best Shot" returned for a third week at No. 1. Before that, on Sept. 27, 2008, Jimmy Wayne's "Do You Believe Me Now" rallied for a second nonconsecutive week at the summit.

NEW TOP 10s: Additionally on Country Airplay, and speaking of Jimmie Allen, he earns his second top 10, as "Make Me Want To" lifts 12-10, up by 9% to 22 million audience impressions.

Plus, Maren Morris banks her sixth Country Airplay top 10, as "The Bones" bumps 11-9, gaining by 17% to 22 million in radio reach.


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