Thomas Rhett's 'Center Point Road' Becomes First Country Album to Top Billboard 200 This Year
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The musician's latest album, which was released via Valory Records, arrives atop the weekly chart with 76,000 equivalent album units, becoming his second No. 1 album.

AceShowbiz - Despite the massive success of "Old Town Road", there hasn't been a single country album that manages to top the Billboard 200 chart. But now, Thomas Rhett has become the first country musician to rule the weekly chart as his latest album "Center Point Road" arrives atop the chart. The set racked up 76,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 6, according to Nielsen Music.

"Center Point Road" additionally logs the biggest week in both total units and album sales (45,000 units) for a country album since Kane Brown's "Experiment" sold 126,000 total units in November last year. Furthermore, the musician's second chart-topping album marks the biggest streaming debut week ever for a country album with 33.59 million on-demand audio streams.

Following behind "Center Point Road" is last week's chart topper "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" by Billie Eilish which goes down a spot to No. 2 with 63,000 units. DJ Khaled's "Father of Asahd" also slips one spot to No. 3 with 39,000 units, while Khalid's "Free Spirit" moves up to No. 4 with 38,000 units.

Another new release that makes it to the top ten of this week's chart is Miley Cyrus' "She Is Coming" EP. The songstress' new effort opens at No. 5 with 36,000 equivalent album units, becoming her 12th top ten effort. Trailing behind "She Is Coming" is Tyler, the Creator's "Igor" which dips to No. 6 with 32,000 units in its third week.

At No. 7, Elton John's greatest hits album "Diamonds" vaults more than 15 spots with nearly 32,000 units following the premiere of his biopic "Rocketman". DaBaby's "Baby on Baby" follows behind at No. 8 with 31,000 units while the soundtrack album to "Aladdin" descends to No. 9 with 30,000 units. Closing out the top ten of this week's chart is Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" with nearly 30,000 units.

  1. "Center Point Road" - Thomas Rhett (76,000 units)
  2. "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" - Billie Eilish (63,000 units)
  3. "Father of Asahd" - DJ Khaled (39,000 units)
  4. "Free Spirit" - Khalid (38,000 units)
  5. "She Is Coming" - Miley Cyrus (36,000 units)
  6. "Igor" - Tyler, the Creator (32,000 units)
  7. "Diamonds" - Elton John (nearly 32,000 units)
  8. "Baby on Baby" - DaBaby (nearly 28,000 units)
  9. "Aladdin" Soundtrack Album - Various Artists (27,000 units)
  10. "Thank U, Next" - Ariana Grande (36,000 units)

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