Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [May 16]

ZBB Jekyll + Hyde

  1. Zac Brown Band – Jekyll + Hyde (Grade: 6/10)
  2. Tyler Farr – Suffer In Peace (Grade: 5/10)
  3. Reba – Love Somebody (Grade: 9/10)
  4. Sam Hunt – Montevallo  (Grade: 1/10)
  5. Little Big Town – Pain Killer (Grade: 3/10)
  6. Eric Church – The Outsiders
  7. Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (Grade: 3/10)
  8. Darius Rucker – Southern Style (Grade: 5.5/10)
  9. Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes (Grade: 0/10)
  10. Luke Bryan – Spring Break…Checkin’ Out (Grade: 2.5/10)
  11. Dwight Yoakam – Second Hand Heart (Grade: 10/10)
  12. Miranda Lambert – Platinum
  13. Various Artists – NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards: 50 Years 
  14. Luke Bryan – Crash My Party
  15. Blake Shelton – Bringing Back The Sunshine (Grade: 4/10)
  16. Cole Swindell – Cole Swindell
  17. Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits: Decade #1
  18. Chase Rice – Ignite the Night (Grade: 2/10)
  19. Garth Brooks – Man Against Machine (Grade: 7.5/10)
  20. Zac Brown Band – Greatest Hits So Far…
  21. Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival (Grade: 4.5/10)
  22. Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am (Grade: 5/10)
  23. Tim McGraw – Sundown Heaven Town (Grade: 7.5/10)
  24. Lee Brice – I Don’t Dance (Grade: 5/10)
  25. Dierks Bentley – Riser

Notes:

  • This week’s new #1 album is Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde album. It should be near the top of the chart for a while.
  • Tyler Farr debuts on the chart at #2 with his new album Suffer In Peace.
  • Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt album moves up four spots from #11 to #7.
  • Miranda Lambert’s Platinum album fell seven spots from #5 to #12.
  • Garth Brooks and his 2014 album Man Against Machine fell four spots to #19.
  • This week’s biggest gainer is Zac Brown Band’s Greatest Hits So Far… album, which moved up seven spots from #27 to #20. His new album undoubtedly boosted sales for his greatest hits album, which wasn’t released too long ago.
  • This week’s biggest loser is Dierks Bentley and his Riser album, which fell eight spots from #17 to #25.

 

Source: Billboard

7 thoughts on “Billboard Top 25 Country Albums This Week [May 16]

  1. Zack May 9, 2015 / 11:20 am

    I hate to say it, but I’m a little bothered that ZBB is sitting atop the COUNTRY music charts with his new album. Are there parts of it that are 1000x better than what gets peddled out of the mainstream? Undoubtedly, however this is one album that I just can’t argue is more “country” than some mainstream stuff. To be quite honest, the country material on Jekyll & Hyde is some of the least prevalent material on there (save for the lone big band song, Mango Tree). It’s just my two cents on the matter.

    On the bright side, I can’t wait to see next week when Chris Stapleton is at #2! I love that record and is easily one of my favorites this year!

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    • Josh Schott May 9, 2015 / 11:52 am

      Yeah I never thought I would be bothered buy a ZBB album at the top of the chart, but here we are. Personally I think Stapleton could get #1 next week. We can only only hope!

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      • Zack May 9, 2015 / 12:25 pm

        Really, you think so? I would love nothing more than that, it just seems like ZBB is going to be a formidable opponent for next week. I definitely think that that album has the potential to shake up the way mainstream country operates.

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      • Raymond May 9, 2015 / 12:48 pm

        Josh there’s no way he gets #1 the sale projections are 22k-25k and ZBB will probably get around 50k after that it looks like the next possible album to threaten #1 would be Kelsea Ballerini if she sells enough.

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  2. Raymond May 9, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    I decided to listen to a couple of these albums like FGL Chase Rice to see if Josh’s were right for each one and well I made it to 2 tracks before giving up. I am curious though Josh what did you think of Miranda Lambert Cole Swindell Eric Church and Dierks Bentley all except Coles to me were really solid.

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  3. Pete Marshall May 9, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I was very disappointed with ZBB’s new cd. Tyler Farr’s new one is ok. Reba was very good and so is Dwight. Little Big Town and Blake Shelton new cd’s was great! Florida Georgia Line, Chase Rice, and Sam Hunt cd’s wasn’t that great.

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  4. Pete Marshall May 10, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    How about Harry Luge & Haywire but now it’s Harry Luge Band. they are from Phoenix, Arizona I travelled from Northern California to see them while I’m at the Nascar race.

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