In the great tradition of pop music bibles like 2007’s Blackout by Britney Spears and 2015’s E•MO•TION by Carly Rae Jepsen, devoted stans are worshipping a new album with early critical and commercial potential. However, not even The Holy Spearit and Carlegend Slae Jepstan could’ve anticipated that the honor would be bestowed upon Golden Hour, the newest album from MCA Nashville’s Kacey Musgraves. It may have only spent a brief moment at #1 overall on iTunes, but it’s still well ahead on the Country survey, with a possible top five bow on the Billboard 200 chart in its future. Even on the rap-dominated Apple Music survey, it holds at #19, one of two non-urban releases in the top 20. At Spotify, two tracks continue to chart on the Viral surveys: “Slow Burn” (#23 U.S./#27 Global) and “High Horse” (#25 U.S./#30 Global), the latter of which recently crossed 1.5 million streams since it first debuted. It also contributes to a solid amount of the set’s updated sum of 12.5 million plays for its individual songs to date, which should continue to grow steadily with its playlisting across different genres. With the sheer number of country acts crossing to the pop charts, this “Horse” ride isn’t over yet. (Images courtesy of MCA Nashville)
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