Everybody else can just pack up and go home early. This week the charts belong to
With Nielsen-SoundScan-confirmed sales of 409,303 copies its first week out, Night Train crowns both the country and the Billboard 200 all-genres charts.
We will resist the impulse to gush further and reserve a few dozen adjectives in anticipation of the
While we're talking Taylor, let it be noted that her
It's high cotton, too, for
Their first-week sales totals were 40,786 and 32,028.
Owing to Billboard's new song-ranking methodology that takes into account factors in addition to airplay, Aldean has the highest-debuting single this week, "Night Train," which enters at No. 26, plus "The Only Way I Know," with
The remaining new songs are Charles Esten and Hayden Panettiere's "Undermine" (No. 39) and
The only other new album is Hayes' Live EP (No. 33).
Rounding out the Top 5 albums are
The No. 2 through No. 5 songs are Underwood's
Get your sun screen ready. It's really going to heat up next week.