Country singer Jason Aldean has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart edging out rapper Drake’s long-standing “Views.” Simon Thompson reports.
Country music star Jason Aldean secures third straight number one album
Country singer Jason Aldean debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart edging out rapper Drake’s long-standing “Views.”
Aldean’s “They Don’t Know” sold 138,000 units according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
The figures for Aldean’s record reflect the trend for country music listeners to buy full albums over single songs and streaming music.
Canadian R&B singer Drake’s “Views” climbed one spot to number two this week on the strength of streaming activity. “Views” sold just 8,400 albums and 77,000 songs in its 20th week on the chart, but was streamed nearly 64 million times.
Other new entries in the top 10 include British alt-rockers Bastille at number four with “Wild World,” their follow up to their hugely successful 2013 album, “Bad Blood.”
Folk group The Head and the Heart entered at number five with “Signs of Light.”