Top Country Albums

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Top Country Albums is a chart published weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States.

The 50-position chart lists the most popular country music albums in the country, calculated weekly by Nielsen Music based on physical sales along with digital sales and streaming. The chart was first published in the issue of Billboard dated January 11, 1964 under the title Hot Country Albums, when the number one album was Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash by Johnny Cash.[1]

Methodology

From its launch until May 1991, the chart was compiled based on sales reports submitted by a representative sample of record stores nationwide. In 1991 the sales reports were replaced by electronic point of sale data.[1]

Chart records

The record for the most weeks spent at number one on the chart is 50, achieved by both Shania Twain's Come On Over and This One's for You by Luke Combs.[2][3] George Strait has achieved the most number ones, reaching the top spot with 27 albums.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2008). Joel Whitburn Presents Hot Country Albums: Billboard 1964 to 2007. Record Research, Incorporated. p. 6. ISBN 9780898201734.
  2. ^ McIntyre, Hugh (November 4, 2019). "Luke Combs' Debut Is Now Tied As The Longest-Running No. 1 Country Album Ever". Forbes. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Hermanson, Wendy (October 28, 2019). "Luke Combs Ties Shania Twain For Longest No.1 Country Album". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Cerio, Michael (April 10, 2019). "George Strait scores his 27th number one album". AOL. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
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