|NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Luke Combs, who The New York Times calls, “the most promising and influential new country star of the last five years,” won three awards last night at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards: Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album for his platinum-certified, global No. 1 record, What You See Is What You Get . Combs also performed his current single, “Better Together,” during the live awards broadcast. Watch/share the performance HERE.
These accolades are just the latest in a series of groundbreaking and historic years for Combs, who will release his anticipated new deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, October 23 on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (pre-order/pre-save here). The extended edition will feature all 18 songs from What You See Is What You Get as well as five new tracks including “Without You ,” a new collaboration with Amanda Shires.
Moreover, Combs won two awards last month at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards—Album of the Year (What You See Is What You Get) and Male Artist of the Year—and is nominated for six awards at the 54th CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, and three awards at the 2020 CMT 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. 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”).
- What You See Is What You Get enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams upon its release in November 2019. It also achieved the biggest first week of album streams ever for a country artist on Apple Music and was the first country album ever to hit No. 1 on the platform’s U.S. overall albums chart, while also setting a new global record for first-week streams for a country album at Spotify and breaking the Amazon Music record for more first-week streams than any other country album debut.
- 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