Kane Brown ends Bebe Rexha, Florida Georgia Line's Hot Country Songs long chart reign
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Kane Brown is having a great holiday week. After earning his first-ever Billboard 200 chart-topping album with Experiment, he’s ended Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s record-breaking 50-week chart lead on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Brown’s single “Lose It,” has knocked the collab hit “Meant to Be,” off its extended No. 1 chart rule, Billboard reports.

The Hot Country Songs chart is reportedly a blend of airplay, streaming and sales-based data. “Lose It” made huge gains for the week ending Nov. 24, climbing up five notches from No. 6 to No. 1. His impressive coup knocked “Meant to Be” down to second place, while “She’s Got the Best of Me” by Luke Combs falls to No. 3.

Experiment also notably leads Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart for the chart dated the same week and his eponymous debut album is still charting within the Top 5 at No. 5. The latter album recently won a 2018 Favorite Country Album American Music Award. Brown also took home 2018 AMAs for Favorite Country Artist and Favorite Country Song “Heaven.” "Lose It's" latest feat also makes Brown the only country artist to rule the  Top Country Albums and Hot Country Songs charts at the same time since he achieved the same milestone back in 2017 with his debut album and Lauren Alaina collab single "What Ifs."

Brown talked about creating an eclectic mix of songs on Experiment in a recent interview with Rolling Stone saying, “This album was definitely different. For me I just love music, so that’s what I was trying to really get at with this album. Nothing sounds the same. Everything is in a completely different sonic direction from each other.”

Still, there are plenty of traditional country sounds on Experiment. Ones that feature steel guitar, fiddle and harmonica like “Short Skirt Weather” and “Baby Come Back to Me.”

“Lose It” boasts a fun, country-pop feel. Country banjos layered with guitar give the sultry, angst-ridden lyrics a fresh edge. Brown is really in his own sonic lane and it's obvious, he’s really comfortable there. The way his fans have fiercely embraced the song to push it to the top of the Hot Country Songs Chart also indicates Brown is giving his fans exactly what they want.

Kane Brown is touring to support his new album, including a stop at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, Georgia on Jan. 10 (Tickets). Stay tuned to AXS for more on Kane Brown.