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Luke Bryan Leads Country Airplay Chart, Kelsea Ballerini Hits New High on Top Country Albums

Luke Bryan banks his 22nd No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart.

Luke Bryan banks his 22nd No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, as “What She Wants Tonight” ascends 3-1 on the April 4-dated tally. The song surged by 12% to 32.2 million audience impressions in the week ending March 29, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Bryan boasts the sixth-most Country Airplay No. 1s, dating to the chart’s 1990 launch. Kenny Chesney leads with 30, followed by Tim McGraw (29) and Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton and George Strait, each with 26.

Bryan links second consecutive Country Airplay No. 1, following “Knockin’ Boots,” which led for two weeks in September 2019. Before that, “What Makes You Country” hit No. 2 last March, after Bryan had run up a streak of 13 consecutive No. 1 singles dating to 2014 (counting properly promoted, non-holiday songs in lead roles).

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Rhett adds his 16th Country Airplay top 10 and Pardi scores his sixth.

KELSEA’S BEST Kelsea Ballerini achieves both her highest debut and rank on the Top Country Albums chart, as her third full-length, Kelsea, bows at No. 2 with 28,000 units.

The set follows Ballerini’s Unapologetically, which opened and peaked at No. 3 in November 2017 (with 44,000 units, her strongest one-week total to date), and her debut LP, The First Time, which began and peaked at No. 4 in June 2015, with 18,000 units.

“Homecoming queen?,” the lead single from Kelsea, has reached No. 14 on Hot Country Songs. Next single “The Other Girl” debuts at No. 19, as co-lead Halsey makes her first Hot Country Songs appearance.