While you were wiping up all that glitter under your eyes, a country performer was wiping out the competition in her ascent to #1 with another big album. Looking forward to a great debut on next week’s Billboard 200 list, Capitol Nashville’s Carrie Underwood is making some moves at digital retail with her album Cry Pretty. Entering at #1 on iTunes upon release, the set’s global reach expanded to 54 countries at the platform, reaching the top of the all-genre list in 20. Beyond the title track and her current radio single “Love Wins”, which are still in the top 50, a cut called “Drinking Alone” is proving to be a decent seller on the songs side, peaking just outside of the region at #52. On Spotify, where album cut “The Song That We Used To Make Love To” has New Music Friday playlisting in several countries, its 953,000 streams are just a small fraction of the more than 48 million combined plays that its cuts have totaled. It’s also performing solidly on Apple Music, ranking at #20 on that service’s overall chart, making it the top country release in a sea of recent rap sets. With “Wins” continuing to win on multiple platforms, reaching 10,000 tags on Shazam and one million views on YouTube, and the album holding steady, all is pretty great! (Images courtesy of Universal Music Nashville)
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