Luke Combs’ has taken the country scene by storm, there is no stopping him.
This week he sees his breakthrough debut album This One’s For You certified RIAA Double Platinum.
Since the albums release June 2, 2017, the album has spent a total of 27 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, including 16 weeks in 2018, making it the highest selling country album last year with 1.1 million equivalent album units sold and the only country album to surpass 1 million album units. It’s also the most-streamed country album of 2019 so far.
The milestone adds to an already impressive start to the year for Combs who, last week, became the second artist ever to top all five Billboard Country charts:
- Top Country Albums
- Hot Country Songs
- Country Airplay
- Country Streaming Songs
- Country Digital Song Sales (all dated March 9).
The success comes on the heels of Combs’ latest single, “Beautiful Crazy,” which remains #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales charts for the second straight week.
This is his fastest rising single to date (16 weeks) and makes Combs the first artist ever to send his first five singles to the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
“Beautiful Crazy” is also the first country single shipped to radio already platinum-certified since Taylor Swift’s “Red” in 2013 and has more than 270 million on-demand streams. In celebration of these milestones, Combs recently released an acoustic version of the song.
The man of the moment is nominated for two 2019 ACM Awards:
- Male Artist of the Year
- New Male Artist of the Year
He recently won New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards and was the recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three #1 songs in a 12 month period.
Combs continues to tour in support of his brilliant debut album, currently in the midst of his sold-out “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour”, his first ever headline arena tour.
Australia gets to share in the excitement that surrounds Combs when he hits Australia this week for CMC Rocks Qld and side shows in Sydney and Melbourne.