Jason Aldean's 'Rearview Town' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

The 'You Make It Easy' singer's latest release also becomes the first country album to rule the chart this year.

AceShowbiz - Jason Aldean's new album "Rearview Town" debuts atop Billboard 200, marking his fourth No. 1 effort on the chart. Making its way out via Macon/Broken Bow Records, the set racked up 183,000 equivalent album units, including 162,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending April 19, according to Nielsen Music.

"Rearview Town" scores the largest week for a country album since Kenny Chesney's "Live in No Shoes Nation" arrived at No. 1 with 219,000 units in November 2017. Furthermore, the effort is the first country album to lead the chart this year. Meanwhile, first single "You Make It Easy" off the album peaked at No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking his 15th top 40 single.

Trailing behind "Rearview Town" is Cardi B's "Invasion of Privacy", which slips to No. 2 with 129,000 units after bowing at No. 1 last week. Rock band Breaking Benjamin earns their fourth top 10 effort as their latest release "Ember" launches at No. 3 with 88,000 units, including 80,000 in traditional album sales.

The soundtrack album to hit musical "The Greatest Showman" stays steady at No. 4 with 77,000 units, thanks to the release of the movie's DVD and Blu-ray earlier this month. At No. 5, country folk singer John Prine nabs his highest-charting album as well as his first top 10 with "The Tree of Forgiveness". It sold 54,000 units in its first week. Meanwhile, The Weeknd's former No. 1 effort "My Dear Melancholy" dips from No. 3 to No. 6 with 44,000 units.

XXXTentacion's "?" descends to No. 7 with 40,000 units. Migos' "Culture II" falls to No. 8 with 36,000 units, while "Black Panther" soundtrack album climbs down two spots to No. 9 with 34,000 units. Pentatonix rounds out the top 10 with the arrival of their new cover album "PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 1", which sold 34,000 units in its first week.

  1. "Rearview Town" - Jason Aldean (183,000 units)
  2. "Invasion of Privacy" - Cardi B (129,000 units)
  3. "Ember" – Breaking Benjamin (88,000 units)
  4. "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack album - Various Artists (77,000 units)
  5. "The Tree of Forgiveness" - John Prine (54,000 units)
  6. "My Dear Melancholy" - The Weeknd (44,000 units)
  7. "?" - XXXTentacion (40,000 units)
  8. "Culture II" - Migos (36,000 units)
  9. "Black Panther" soundtrack album - Various Artists (34,000 units)
  10. "PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 1" - Pentatonix (34,000 units)

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