Thomas Rhett & Katy Perry Get ‘Started’ on Billboard Country Charts

Thomas Rhett & Katy Perry Get ‘Started’ on Billboard Country Charts

Thomas Rhett‘s sixth full-length, Where We Started, bounds onto Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart (dated April 16) at No. 2. In its first frame, the set, released April 1, earned 29,000 equivalent album units according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.

Rhett earns his sixth total and consecutive top five entry on the survey.

The album, released on Valory/Big Machine Label Group, follows his Country Again (Side A), which entered at its No. 2 Top Country Albums high last May.

Rhett banked his second No. 1 in June 2019 with Center Point Road, which launched atop both Top Country Albums and the all-genre Billboard 200, marking his second and latest leader on each list. Life Changes opened atop the tallies in September 2017 (with 123,000 units, including 94,000 sold, his biggest week in both metrics).

Previously, Rhett’s Tangled Up began at No. 3 on Top Country Albums in October 2015 and peaked at No. 2 that November, and It Goes Like This, his first LP, debuted and peaked at No. 2 in November 2013.

Rhett had a hand in writing 14 of the 15 songs on Where We Started. It includes collaborations with Russell Dickerson and Tyler Hubbard (“Death Row”); Riley Green (“Half of Me”); and pop superstar, and judge on ABC’s American Idol, Katy Perry (the title track), as she makes her first visit to Billboard‘s country charts. The title cut debuts at No. 7 on Country Digital Song Sales (2,700 sold), marking Rhett’s 30th top 10, and No. 36 on Hot Country Songs, also driven by 2.9 million U.S. streams.

Perry broadens her already enviable chart history, as she boasts nine No. 1s on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 and three leaders on the Billboard 200. She has also notched a record-tying 11 No. 1s on the Pop Airplay tally.

Concurrently, the new set’s lead radio single, “Slow Down Summer,” climbs 12-9 on Hot Country Songs, granting Rhett his 19th top 10. On Country Airplay, it keeps at its No. 11 high (14.3 million audience impressions, up 6%).

Thomas Rhett & Katy Perry Get ‘Started’ on Billboard Country Charts Thomas Rhett‘s sixth full-length, Where We Started, bounds onto Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart (dated April 16) at No. 2. In its first frame, the set, released April 1, earned 29,000 equivalent album units according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data. Rhett earns his sixth total…