Gilbert reigns with 'Bottoms Up,' while Urban links his 31st consecutive top 10. Plus, Dave Grohl's gone country
Brantley Gilbert visits the Billboard Country Airplay chart summit for a third time, and makes his fastest flight to the top, as "Bottoms Up" steps 2-1 in its 19th chart week. He'd most recently topped the chart with "You Don't Know Her Like I Do," which reigned in its 32nd week (July 21, 2012). He first led with "Country Must Be Country Wide," which crowned the Dec. 3, 2011 chart in its 33rd frame.
Gilbert's new No. 1 has been commercially vigorous since its release last December, selling 982,000 downloads through the Nielsen SoundScan tracking week ending April 20. It has spent six cumulative weeks atop Billboard's Country Digital Songs tally, scoring its biggest weekly sum with 67,000 downloads on the March 22 chart. It has already spent two weeks atop the sales/airplay/streaming hybrid Hot Country Songs survey (March 15, 22) and nine weeks at No. 1 on Country Streaming Songs.