Luke Combs' 'This One's For You' Ties Shania Twain's 'Come On Over' For Longest Top Country Albums Reign
The sets share the record: 50 weeks each at No. 1.
By Jim Asker
October 28, 2019
Luke Combs' debut LP This One's for You rules Billboard's Top Country Albums chart for a record-tying 50th week. The set matches the reign of Shania Twain's Come On Over, which began its 50-frame domination in 1997. (The chart launched in 1964.)
Combs' set, released on River House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville, reaches the milestone atop the Nov. 2-dated chart with 20,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 24, according to Nielsen Music.
The album debuted atop the chart dated June 24, 2017 (with 43,000 units) and followed Combs' same-named EP, which debuted at No. 36 in December 2015 and peaked at No. 24 in May 2017.
A deluxe version of the LP was released on June 1, 2018, sparking the title's top weekly unit count (55,000, as reflected on the chart dated June 16).
This One's for You previously spurred chart history for Combs, as its five singles all crowned Country Airplay, making him the first artist to send his first five entries on the survey to No. 1. His debut hit "Hurricane" led for two weeks beginning in May 2017, followed by "When It Rains It Pours" (two, November 2017), "One Number Away" (one, June 2018), "She Got the Best of Me" (four, October 2018) and "Beautiful Crazy" (seven, March 2019).
Combs extended his record when sixth single, "Beer Never Broke My Heart," paced the list for two weeks in August. The song is the first single from his EP The Prequel, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums in June. His second full-length, What You See Is What You Get, is due Nov. 8.
Twain's Come On Over is the best-selling country album (15.73 million) since Nielsen Music began tracking U.S. sales in 1991. (It ranks second overall, trailing only Metallica's self-titled 1991 set: 16.98 million.) Come On Over yielded 11 Hot Country Songs hits, including eight top 10s, three of which hit No. 1. One of those leaders, "You're Still the One," crossed over to a No. 2 peak on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, while "From This Moment On" and "That Don't Impress Me Much" also reached the Hot 100's top 10.