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Brett Young Continues “His #1 Habit” as “Mercy” Tops the Billboard Country Charts

4th consecutive chart topper

Brett Young Continues “His #1 Habit” as “Mercy” Tops the Billboard Country Charts Photo Credit: Chapman Baehler

Brett Young earned his fourth consecutive chart-topper this week as “Mercy” summited the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Young and Sean McConnell co-wrote the song, which has now joined three consecutive No.1 Country Airplay releases.

The heartfelt ballad also reached the PLATINUM-sales benchmark and bolsters his catalog to over one billion in total streams. 

“We knew pretty early that ‘Mercy’ had to be a single because of the way the fans respond when I played it live,” Young said. “I wrote this song from a really vulnerable and honest place, so to see it go No. One is really special."

Young’s “soothing, approachable” (New York Times) self-titled debut album became an instant success upon its release in 2017, dominating the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks, quickly reaching RIAA PLATINUM Certification.

Delivering four consecutive hits, Young became one of country music’s new class of hit-makers as each single climbed to the top of the charts.

Along with the success of his songs, Young’s music videos have added steam with “In Case You Didn’t Know” surpassing 196 million views and “Mercy” spending six consecutive weeks atop Vevo’s Top Country chart. Drawing in a devoted fan base with his unique voice that is “a gentle and seductive combination of silk and gravel” (All Access), Young has carved out his own lane in both performance delivery and songwriting.

Young will headline Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for the first time on October 10.