LUKE COMBS’ NEW DELUXE ALBUM WHAT YOU SEE AIN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU GET DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD CANADIAN ALBUMS CHART
LUKE COMBS’ NEW DELUXE ALBUM WHAT YOU SEE AIN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU GET DEBUTS AT NO. 1 ON BILLBOARD CANADIAN ALBUM CHART
SETS NEW WEEKLY STREAMING RECORD FOR A COUNTRY ALBUM
“FOREVER AFTER ALL” MAKES HISTORY WITH BILLBOARD HOT 100 DEBUT
“the most promising and influential new country star of the last five
years”—The New York Times
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Luke Combs’ new deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, debuts at No. 1 this week on the all-genre Billboard Canadian Albums chart. It also set the new weekly streaming record for a country album with 102.26 million on-demand streams in the US, breaking Combs’ own record, which he set last November with the release of his Platinum-certified, global No. 1 album, What You See Is What You Get . Combs’ new song, “Forever After All,” also made history this week debuting at No. 2 on the all-genre Song Consumption chart, the highest entrance ever for a male country solo artist. The song also debuted at No. 1 on the Country Songs chart in Canada, and landed No. 1 in Country Streaming Songs with 29.1 million streams and No. 1 in Country Digital Song Sales with 52,000 downloads in the US.
Out now on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (stream/purchase here), the deluxe album features all 18 songs from What You See Is What You Get as well as five new tracks and has also set new streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify.
On Apple Music, the album reached No. 1 on their overall Top Albums chart—making Combs the only country artist in history to top the chart, doing so twice in the past 12 months—and enjoyed the most first day streams ever for a country album on the platform. This accomplishment breaks Combs’ own record, which he achieved last year with What You See Is What You Get. Moreover, “Forever After All,” debuted at No. 1 on Apple Music’s Daily Top 100: Global Songs chart and broke the record for the biggest first day of streams for a country song. Combs is also Apple Music’s most streamed country artist this year.
On Spotify, Combs achieved the biggest all-time first day streaming record for a country album—also breaking his own record. Meanwhile, “Forever After All” had the most first day streams for a country track by a solo artist and reached No. 2 on Spotify’s Top 10 Global Song Debuts chart. Additionally, “Forever After All” was the No. 1 song on Pandora’s all-genre Top Thumb Hundred Playlist after being their most thumbed up new song in the last 30 days.
What You See Ain’t Always What You Get also broke U.S. and global records for most first day on-demand voice requests with Alexa than any other country album debut on Amazon Music.
These accomplishments continue a series of groundbreaking and historic years for Combs, who recently won three awards at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards: Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album (What You See Is What You Get) and two awards at the 55th ACM Awards: Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get) and Male Artist of the Year. He is also nominated for six awards at the 54th CMA Awards including Entertainer of the Year as well as two awards at the 2020 American Music Awards.
Continuing his triumphant run at country radio, Combs’ single, “Lovin’ On You,” recently spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart and the Billboard Country Airplay chart. This is Combs’ ninth-consecutive No. 1 single—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart—as well as his eighth single to spend multiple weeks atop the chart, sixth-consecutive, multi-week No. 1 and fourth single to spend four or more weeks at No. 1. Moreover, his current single, “Better Together,” is already top 35 at country radio and rising.
Combs also recently made history as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks. The achievement comes as What You See Is What You Get topped the chart for the 25th time earlier this summer, while his 2017 debut, This One’s For You, has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1—tying the record for the longest reign atop the chart with Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 1997.
Additional notable achievements and recognitions:
- Recent winner of three iHeartRadio Music Awards: Country Artist of the Year, Country Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get) and Country Song of the Year (“Beautiful Crazy”).
- Only country artist to perform on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” Season 45
- Inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry last summer
- Awarded CMT Performance of the Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards for his CMT Crossroads performance of “Beautiful Crazy” with Leon Bridges
- Awarded Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
- Awarded Country Artist of the Year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
- Awarded New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards
- Nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards
- Recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three No. 1 songs in a 12-month period
- First artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales (dated March 9, March 30 and April 6)
- This One’s For You is certified RIAA Triple Platinum and was also the most-streamed country album of 2019.
- All five songs on his The Prequel EP charted on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25—a feat not accomplished by any artist in 60 years since Johnny Cash in 1959.
WHAT YOU SEE AIN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU GET TRACK LIST
1. Beer Never Broke My Heart
2. Refrigerator Door
3. Even Though I’m Leaving
4. Lovin’ On You
5. Moon Over Mexico
6. 1, 2 Many (feat. Brooks & Dunn)
7. Blue Collar Boys
8. New Everyday
10. Every Little Bit Helps
11. Dear Today
12. What You See Is What You Get
13. Does To Me” featuring Eric Church
14. Angels Workin’ Overtime
15. All Over Again
16. Nothing Like You
17. Better Together
18. Six Feet Apart
19. Cold As You
20. The Other Guy
21. My Kinda Folk
22. Without You (feat. Amanda Shires)
23. Forever After All
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