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CHART STORY: THOMAS ON TOP

Valory/BMLG country star Thomas Rhett has debuted at #1 on this week’s Sales Plus Streaming Chart with 123k for Life Changes—his third studio album, and the follow-up to acclaimed, platinum set Tangled Up. If you’ll recall, the latter housed a big, career-defining hit, the 2016 ACM Single Record of the Year and the CMA Single of the Year, “Die a Happy Man.”

Two other new releases make the Top 5 this time around. The National’s Sleep Well Beast (4AD) bows at #2 with 65k, while Jack Johnson’s All the Light Above It Too (Brushfire/Republic) appears at #4 with approximately 46k.

As for the remaining noteworthy debuts, you’ll find Dustin Lynch’s Current Mood (Broken Bow) at #7 with 35k and there’s Kip Moore’s Slowheart (MCA Nashville) at #10 with 29k, while the late, great Gregg Allman’s Southern Blood (New Rounder) comes in at #11 with north of 27k and Odesza’s A Moment Apart (Counter) just misses the Top 15 at #17 with nearly 20k.

In other chart news, RCA Nashville/Zone 4’s Kane Brown enjoys a decent bump this week. His self-titled, debut full-length hops #43-33, as the deluxe version goes into preorder. In tandem with that move, red-hot single “What Ifs” debuts on our Song Revenue Chart at #44, and for perspective, it’s one of only two country songs on that list (the other being Sam Hunt smash “Body Like a Back Road”). That said, “What Ifs” is #2 on our Country Song Streams Chart. We’ll let you guess the #1 track, but it’s also worth noting that five Thomas Rhett songs can be found on that chart (#3, “Unforgettable”; #10, “Die a Happy Man”; #11, “Craving You” f/Maren Morris; #25, “Life Changes”; #44, “T-Shirt”).

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’s Logic, meanwhile, remains on fire. His album Everybody remains in the SPS Top 10 with another 31k or so in its 18th week out. And, by the way, his much-talked-about single, “1-800-273-8255,” just jumped #3-1 on our Streaming Songs Chart.

When it comes to the battle for SPS marketshare, UMG leads with 45%, WMG is #2 with 28% and SME is #3 with 21%, while the indies follow with 6%.

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On a related note, Superfruit Fighters of Rage sounds like either the coolest collaboration ever or the name of a righteous weed dispensary.

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