Cole Swindell's 'All of It' Flies in at No. 1 On Top Country Albums, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert's 'Whiskey' Extends Atop Country Airplay
Also, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line break another record, and there's top 10 action from Russell Dickerson.
Singer-songwriter Cole Swindell’s new album All of It becomes his first No. 1 (among five top 10s) on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (dated Sept. 1), as it bows at the summit.
In its first week, ending Aug. 23, All of It earns 50,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 39,000 were in traditional album sales.
On the all-genre Billboard 200, All of It arrives at No. 7, marking Swindell’s third top 10, with all of them arriving in the chart’s top tier.
“We’ve poured so much into making this album and to find out that’s its debuting at No. 1 is something a little extra special,” Swindell tells Billboard. “I’m just a little taken back that it actually happened. I’m so thankful for the writers who trusted me with their songs and continued to be blown away by the fans that show up each night and support this music.”
The 12-song All of It, with five of its tracks co-penned by Swindell, is the artist’s third full-length studio set. It was produced by Michael Carter.
The No. 1 start on Top Country Albums for All of It follows Swindell’s You Should Be Here, which debuted at No. 2 on Top Country Albums with a career-best 65,000 sold on the chart dated May, 28, 2016. His self-titled debut also opened at No. 2, in 2014, with 63,000.
Swindell has also released three Down Home Sessions EPs. The first installment arrived at No. 8 on Dec. 6, 2014, followed by Down Home Sessions ll (No. 11, Nov. 28, 2015) and Down Home Sessions lll (No. 5, Nov. 19, 2016).
Meanwhile, “Break Up in the End,” the launch single from All of It, lifts 15-10 for a new peak on Billboard’s hybrid Hot Country Songs chart, which blends airplay streaming and sales. It marks Swindell’s eighth top 10.
On Country Airplay it pushes 14-12, climbing to a new high as it hikes by 17 percent to 21.8 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending Aug. 26.
HOW ‘BOUT ANOTHER ROUND On Country Airplay, Jason Aldean’s “Drowns the Whiskey,” featuring Miranda Lambert, holds atop the list for a second frame, as it increases by 8 percent to 41.7 million audience impressions. On Hot Country Songs, it rises 6-3 for its new peak.
“Whiskey,” which is Aldean’s 19th Country Airplay No. 1, is his second single from the Rearview Town LP following “You Make it Easy,” which led for two weeks beginning May 5. It’s his ninth multi-week Country Airplay leader. “Big Green Tractor,” which led for four weeks starting Sept. 5, 2009 is his longest.
For Lambert, “Whiskey” marks her fifth Country Airplay No. 1 and the second to reign for more than one week. Her first multi-week No. 1, “The House That Built Me,” was also her first Country Airplay leader. It ruled for four weeks beginning June 12, 2009.
"MEANT TO" BREAK RECORDS Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" extends its record run atop Hot Country Songs to 39 weeks, having bested Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road," which led for 34 weeks in 2017.
On Country Streaming Songs, "Meant" remains at No. 1 for a record-breaking 35th frame, with 13.7 million U.S. steams (up less than 1 percent). Hunt's "Body" led the list, which began in April 2013, for 34 weeks starting Feb. 25, 2017.
Finally, Russel Dickerson’s “Blue Tacoma” reaches the Country Airplay top 10 as it increases 22 percent to 25.9 million impressions and bumps 13-10.
“Blue” is Dickerson’s second consecutive career opening Country Airplay top 10, following his debut single “Yours” which led Country Airplay for two weeks starting Jan. 27.