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Dolly Parton Shines With ‘Diamonds & Rhinestones’ on Top Country Albums Chart

Plus, Morgan Wallen's "You Proof" matches the longest Country Airplay reign this decade.

Dolly Parton achieves her 48th top 10 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart (dated Dec. 3) as Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection enters at No. 4. In the tracking week ending Nov. 24, the set — released Nov. 18 — earned 19,000 equivalent album units, with 15,000 in album sales, according to Luminate.

The 23-track album includes songs released between 1971 and 2019, including 10 No. 1s on the Hot Country Songs chart in 1974-89, from “Jolene” to “Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That.” Among those leaders are her two No. 1s on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100: “9 to 5” (1981) and “Islands in the Stream,” with Kenny Rogers (1983).

The newest cut is “Faith,” Parton’s collaboration with Swedish DJ/production duo Galantis and featuring Dutch vocalist Mr. Probz. The track debuted atop Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales in November 2019, giving Parton her first No. 1 in the genre, and topped Dance/Mix Show Airplay that December.

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Parton extends her record for the most Top Country Albums top 10s among women, pushing six ahead of Loretta Lynn’s 42. Parton also remains the only woman with top 10s in every decade since the list began in January 1964. Her top 10 totals by decade: 1960s – four; ’70s – 18; ’80s – 11; ’90s – five; 2000s – three; ’10s – four; and ’20s – three.

Parton has netted eight Top Country Albums No. 1s, most recently A Holly Dolly Christmas, which bowed on top in October 2020. In between that set and her latest, Run, Rose, Run debuted at its No. 4 best this March.

Parton boasts the second-most Top Country Albums top 10s among all artists, after Willie Nelson (the only other act with top 10s in seven decades), with 53. She first reached the tier with her second entry, Just Between You and Me, with Porter Wagoner (No. 8 peak, 1968).

More ‘Proof’ of a Hit

Morgan Wallen’s “You Proof” rebounds from No. 2 for a sixth week atop Country Airplay (26.6 million audience impressions, down 7%). The song, Wallen’s seventh leader on the list (dating its first week on top on the Oct. 15 chart), ties for the longest reign of the 2020s, matching Dustin Lynch’s “Thinking ‘Bout You,” featuring MacKenzie Porter (starting last December), and Luke Combs’ “Forever After All” (starting in June 2021).

Since Country Airplay started in January 1990, only seven songs have led longer, with two tied with a record eight frames at No. 1 each: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett’s “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” (2003) and Lonestar’s “Amazed” (1999).

Meanwhile, “Proof” is the first song to return to the Country Airplay apex since Chris Lane’s “Big, Big Plans” hit No. 1 on Dec. 19, 2020, and revisited the top two weeks later.

Top 10 ‘World’ View

Jordan Davis banks his sixth Hot Country Songs top 10 as “What My World Spins Around” rises 12-10. The song, which he co-wrote, drew 7.7 million official streams (up 1%) and sold 2,000 downloads (up 98%) Nov. 18-24. On Nov. 17, he announced that his second LP, Bluebird Days, is due Feb. 17.

On Country Airplay, “Spins” ranks at No. 10, up by 7% to 18.7 million impressions in the week ending Nov. 27.

Davis last reached the Hot Country Songs top 10 with “Buy Dirt,” featuring Luke Bryan. The collaboration led for four weeks in January-February, becoming his first No. 1 (and Bryan’s 12th). It dominated Country Airplay for two frames, marking Davis’ third leader (and Bryan’s 26th).

Davis posted his first Hot Country Songs top 10 with his rookie entry “Singles You Up,” which hit No. 4 in April 2018, and followed with “Take It From Me” (No. 4, March 2019); “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” (No. 6, April 2020); and “Almost Maybes” (No. 7, July 2021). “Singles” and “Slow Dance” also topped Country Airplay for a week each.