Keith Urban’s “Break on Me” makes a giant leap from No. 6 to the No. 1 niche on Billboard‘s country airplay rankings after at 19-week slog while Chris Stapleton‘s unstoppable Traveller bounces back into the top spot on this week’s country albums chart.
By the Nielsen SoundScan count, Traveller has sold 957,666 albums to date, which is within kissing distance of the platinum certification that comes with selling 1 million copies.
The week’s highest-debuting album is Sister Hazel’s Lighter in the Dark, which bows at No. 4.
The only other new album is Sam Riggs’ Breathless. It enters at No. 12.
The No. 2, No. 3 and No. 5 albums, in that order, are Joey + Rory’s Hymns (last week’s No. 1), Hunt’s Montevallo and Vince Gill’s Down to My Last Bad Habit.
No discernible jump yet from the Grammy Awards spectacular. What happened?