Luke Combs is preventing Luke Combs from breaking Luke Combs’ all-time Billboard chart record. Yes, that’s a mouthful, but here’s the deal.
In late October 2019, Luke’s 2017 debut album, This One’s for You, reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for the 50th week, tying him with Shania Twain’s Come On Over for the all-time record of most weeks at No. 1.
Since November, a number of A-list artists have dropped new albums that debuted at No. 1, including Old Dominion (Nov. 9), Miranda Lambert (Nov. 16), Jason Aldean (Dec. 7), Blake Shelton (Dec. 28) and Luke Combs (Nov. 23), who released his sophomore album, What You See Is What You Get.
Luke’s new album has already spent five weeks at No. 1, including this week.
No. 2 on the chart this week? Luke’s This One’s for You. In essence, Luke prevented himself from breaking his tie with Shania this week.
Yes, this is all in good fun.
Sidebar: Burl Ives’ 1964 album, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (reissued as a CD in 1995), reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart during the week ending Jan. 4.
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