"Meant to Be," Combs hold onto numero uno
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"Meant to Be," Combs hold onto numero uno

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 – It's another week at number one for "Meant to Be," the Bebe Rexha/Florida Georgia Line monster smash hit. The song has been number 1 on Billboard for 38 straight weeks and did so again for the week ending Aug. 25. Luke Combs spent his 11th week at number one on the Top Country Albums chart with "This One's For You."

On the songs chart, Dan + Shay were second with "Tequila," Brett Young third with "Mercy," FGL fourth with "Simple" and Kane Brown fifth with "Heaven."

Combs jumped 8 to 18 with "She Got the Best of Me." Russell Dickerson went from 24 to 21 with "Blue Tacoma."

Cody Johnson debuted at 25 with "On My Way To You." Dan + Shay were at 29 with "Speechless," up 3. Brown went from 48 to 37 with "Weekend." Jordan Davis also went from 46 to 43 with "Take It From Me." Combs also was at 46 with "Houston, We Got a Problem," up 3. Rodney Atkins stood at 47 with "Caught Up in the Country," up 3. The song features the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Jake Owen debuted at 49 with "Down to the Honkytonk."

On the albums chart, Jason Aldean was second with "Rearview Town," Kenny Chesney third with "Songs for the Saints," Dan + Shay fourth with their self-titled release and Brown fifth with his self-titled disc.

Keith Urban went from 13 to 9 with "Graffiti U." Carrie Underwood was at 23 with "Greatest Hits: Decade #1," up 3. "Elvis: 30 #1 Hits" from Elvis Presley went from 30 to 26. Dustin Lynch was 30th with "Current Mood," up 7. Maren Morris was 33rd with "Hero," up 5. Taylor Swift stood at 36 with "Fearless," up 6.

Midland's "On the Rocks" went from 44 to 40. Shooter Jennings debuted at 42 with "Shooter." Brad Paisley was 43rd with "Hits Alive," up 4. Brothers Osborne were 47th with "Port Saint Joe," up 3.

Punch Brothers led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "All Ashore." We Banjo 3 was second with "Haven," Trampled by Turtles third with "Life is Good on the Open Road," Steve Martin And the Steep Canyon Rangers fourth with "The Long-Awaited Album" and Alison Krauss fifth with "Windy City." Mountain Heart debuted at 10 with "Soul Searching."

On the America/Folk Albums chart, Chris Stapleton was first with "Traveller." He also was second with "From A Room: Volume 1" and fourth with "From A Room: Volume 2." The Lumineers were third with "Cleopatra" and Hozier fifth with his self-titled disc.

On the Top 200 chart, Combs was 11th, Presley 22nd with "Where No One Stands Alone," Aldean 25th, Chesney 27th and Dan + Shay 32nd. The country and top 200 charts use different criteria.


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