The set starts at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
Luke Combs' new five-track EP The Prequel roars in atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart (dated June 22), earning 48,000 equivalent album units in its first week, ending June 13, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 22,000 copies are from traditional album sales; the set earned 25.3 million on-demand audio streams for its songs in its debut frame.
Concurrently, Combs' 2017 debut LP This One's for You holds at No. 2 on Top Country Albums (27,000 units, up 4%). The set has logged 37 weeks at No. 1 on the list, the fourth-longest rule in the chart's 55-year history.
Combs is the first artist to claim the Nos. 1 and 2 spots simultaneously on Top Country Albums since Chris Stapleton on Feb. 17, 2018, when From A Room: Volume 2 governed the chart as Traveller placed at No. 2.