Kane Brown’s ‘Different Man’ Debuts on Top Country Albums Chart - DMT NEWS

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Kane Brown’s ‘Different Man’ Debuts on Top Country Albums Chart

Kane Brown earns his fifth top five entry, and sixth top 10, on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart (dated Sept. 24), as Different Man blasts in at No. 2. Released Sept. 9, the set earned 46,000 equivalent album units in its first week, ending Sept. 15, according to Luminate.

On the all-genre Billboard 200, the LP arrives at No. 5, awarding Brown his fourth top 10.

Brown co-produced Different Man, marking a first for the 28-year-old singer-songwriter from northwest Georgia. He also co-wrote 15 of the set’s 17 tracks.

Different Man follows Brown’s seven-song Mixtape, Vol. 1, which began at its No. 2 peak in August 2020. Before that, Experiment opened atop the list in November 2018 (with 126,000 units, his biggest week to-date) and his self-titled first full-length debuted at the summit in December 2016.

Brown’s first Top Country Albums entry, his EP Closer, began at No. 22 in June 2015 and reached No. 7 the following November, while his Chapter 1 entered at its No. 3 high in April 2016.

Brown concurrently earns his highest debut on the streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart, as “Thank God,” his first duet with his wife, Katelyn, bounds in at No. 5. The pair, who wed in October 2018, notch their 12th and first top 10, respectively, the latter in her first chart appearance.

Brown previously started at a No. 9 Hot Country Songs best when “Memory,” with blackbear, began at its No. 9 peak in July 2021.

On Country Digital Song Sales, “Thank God” opens at No. 1 with 16,000 downloads sold, granting the Browns their 10th and first leader, respectively. It also blasts in atop the all-format Digital Song Sales list. It’s the second leader for Kane Brown, after “For My Daughter” roared in at the summit in November 2019.

“Thank God” also launches at No. 5 on Country Streaming Songs with 11.5 million official U.S. streams and, being promoted to radio, rises 49-35 on Country Airplay (2.7 million audience impressions, up 129%).

“One Mississippi” was released as the new set’s first single and led Country Airplay for a week in March, while follow-up “Like I Love Country Music” reigned for a week in August, becoming Brown’s eighth leader. The songs peaked at Nos. 4 and 3, respectively, on Hot Country Songs.

‘Half’ Time

Thomas Rhett achieves his 21st Country Airplay top 10 as “Half of Me,” featuring Riley Green, climbs 12-10 (15.5 million, up 11%).

The song follows Rhett’s “Slow Down Summer,” which hit No. 2 on Country Airplay in May. He boasts 17 No. 1s on the survey.

Green adds his second Country Airplay top 10. “There Was This Girl,” his first of five entries to-date, reached No. 3 in March 2019.

‘She’ Is Still No. 1

Cole Swindell‘s “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” inhabits the Country Airplay penthouse for a second week, increasing by 3% to 29.7 million impressions.

Swindell’s eighth No. 1 on the list marks his fourth multi-week leader. He has dominated the longest with “You Should Be Here,” for three weeks starting in April 2018.

Meanwhile, just under a third of all the songs to ascend to their first weeks at No. 1 on Country Airplay in 2022 have reigned for multiple weeks, as “Carolina” is the eighth to achieve the feat among 25 new chart-toppers this year.



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Eric Frankenberg, Khareem Sudlow