AceShowbiz - %cLuke Bryan% notches his fourth No. 1 album with his sixth studio album "What Makes You Country", which debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart. The set, which made its way out to stores on December 8, racked up 108,000 equivalent album units, including 99,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending December 14, according to Nielsen Music.
Bryan previously notched the top spot on the chart with his fifth studio album "Kill the Lights", which was released on August 7, 2015. The effort launched at No. 1 with 345,000 units. Additionally, "What Makes You Country" is the fourth country album to top the chart in 2017 following %cKenny Chesney%'s "Live in No Shoes Nation", %cShania Twain%'s "Now" and %cThomas Rhett%'s "Life Changes".
At No. 2, %cTaylor Swift%'s "Reputation" climbs one spot with 100,000 units. %cEd Sheeran%'s "Divide (division sign)" also rises one spot to No. 3 with 70,000 units and %cPentatonix%'s "A Pentatonix Christmas" ascends to No. 4 with 67,000 units.
Meanwhile, record label Quality Control Music's first compilation album, "Quality Control: Control the Streets, Vol. 1", arrives at No. 5 with nearly 52,000 units. Another hip-hop album that debuts on this week's chart is %cBig Sean% and %cMetro Boomin%'s collaborative album "Double or Nothing". The effort arrives at No. 6 with 50,000 units. Both albums' total debut sums are dominated by streaming activity, which racked up 45,000 units and 38,000 units respectively.
Trailing behind is %cChris Stapleton%'s "From a Room: Volume 2", which dips five spots to No. 7 in its second week with 47,000 units. On the other hand, %cSam Smith%'s "The Thrill of It All" falls one spot to No. 8 with 46,000 units. Rounding out this week's top 10 are %cMichael Buble%'s "Christmas", which descends to No. 9 with 42,000 units, and %cPost Malone%'s "Stoney", which returns to the top 10 with 38,000 units.