Jason Aldean’s highly-anticipated eighth studio album Rearview Town debuted on top of two distinctive U.S. album charts, Billboard’s multi-genre Billboard 200 chart and the Top Country Albums chart (for the charts dated April 28). The album earned 183,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 19, per Nielsen Music data. Traditional album sales represented 162,000 of the total units moved.
Rearview Town nets even more milestones for the recent three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year winner. It is notably the first country album to claim the top Billboard 200 spot in 2018 and it garnered the most units and sales in a week for a country studio album since Chris Stapleton’s From a Room: Volume 1 which debuted with 219,000 total units (of which 202,000 units were album sales) on May 27 last year.
Furthermore, the new chart-topping credits give Aldean his sixth Top Country Albums No. 1 and his fourth consecutive Billboard 200 No. 1. The latter chart position also reportedly makes Aldean the second act in country music history (behind Rascal Flatts) to earn four consecutive Billboard 200 No. 1s with a country album.
Aldean’s longtime producer Michael Knox produced Rearview Town and a variety of songwriters are credited on its 15 tracks. The lead single, “You Make It Easy,” topped Billboard’s Canadian Country Chart and No. 2 on both the US Country Airplay and US Hot Country Songs chart. Florida Georgia Line shares co-writing credits on the song, along with Morgan Wallen and Jordan Smith. The “Why” singer also reunites with Miranda Lambert on the track “Drowns the Whiskey.” He released a lyric video for the album's last track, "High Noon Neon," on March 29 (Watch it above). Rearview Town is a follow up to the Grammy-nominated artist's 2016 fifth studio album, They Don't Know., which topped both of the same charts, along with the U.S. Independent Albums chart.
Aldean recently performed live at the 2018 ACM Awards in Las Vegas. He’s kicking off his High Noon Neon Tour this year at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on May 10. (Click here to purchase tickets from AXS).