Musgraves, who co-wrote all 15 tracks on the LP and co-produced it with Ian Fitchuk and Daniel Tashian, previously led Top Country Albums with Golden Hour, which opened with 49,000 units in April 2018; Pageant Material (60,000, July 2015, including 55,000 albums sold, marking her biggest sales week); and Same Trailer Different Park, (43,000 albums sold, April 2013).
Among its honors, Golden Hour won the Grammy Award for album of the year in 2019.
On the all-genre Billboard 200, Star-Crossed enters at No. 3, marking Musgrave's fourth top five entry.
Meanwhile, six songs from the new set scale the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart. "Justified" jumps 39-22, joined by debuts for "Simple Times" (No. 31), Breadwinner" (No. 36), "Star-Crossed" (No. 37), "Good Wife" (No. 41) and "Cherry Blossom" (No. 44).
Star-Crossed also launches atop Americana/Folk Albums, while "Justified" surges 27-20 on Adult Alternative Airplay and debuts at No. 40 on Adult Pop Airplay.