Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour album rides its pair of Grammy Award wins on Feb. 10 to a return to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. The set re-enters the chart dated Feb. 23 straight in at No. 9 with 35,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 14 (up 524 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 20,000 were in album sales -- a gain of 735 percent.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Feb. 23-dated chart (where Golden Hour returns to the top 10 and Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Wednesday, Feb. 20 (a day later than usual, owed to the U.S. Washington’s Birthday holiday, often referred to as Presidents’ Day, on Feb. 18).
Golden Hour won Grammy Awards for album of the year and best country album (both trophies were presented on-air during CBS’ live broadcast of the show), while its songs “Butterflies” and “Space Cowboy” also took home two awards, for best country solo performance and best country song, respectively. Musgraves performed the album’s “Rainbow” on the Grammy Awards and also took part in an all-star tribute performance to Dolly Parton. (“Rainbow” is now being promoted as Musgraves’ latest single at country, adult pop and adult contemporary radio stations.) Golden Hour debuted and peaked at No. 4 last April.