Carrie Underwood Scores Two Hot Country Songs Top 10s
Country music superstar Carrie Underwood is back making noise on the charts. With her John Legend collaboration, “Hallelujah” jumps from number 11 to number 3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The metrics for this chart is comprised of streaming, sales, and airplay. In addition to the John Legend collab – Carrie’s “Favorite Time of Year” storms from number 14 to 5. These two songs land Underwood her 29th Hot Country Songs top 10s. Most noteworthy, of that sum 14 of the placements have been number 1s. Not bad.
However, with the success of “Hallelujah” John Legend lands his first Hot Country Songs top 10. This is quite a feat for the R&B singer considering he holds six previous placements on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Additionally, Legend has had two top 10 songs on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100. “Hallelujah” was written by John Legend with Tony Gad and jumped 39% from the previous week to 12 million U.S. streams within the U.S. Additionally, the song sold 6,000 downloads, and scored 2.6 million all-format radio impressions, up 64% from the previous week. On Country Airplay, the song debuted at number 57 with 807,000 impressions. All numbers are tracked and reported by Nielsen Music.
Turning to look at Carrie Underwood and her other single, “Favorite Time of Year” – this song pulled in 12.4 million streams for the week. This is a 41% improvement from the previous week. The song was released on November 13th on Amazon Music as an exclusive track as a bonus for Carrie’s holiday album My Gift. Most noteworthy, this is the first holiday themed LP from the Country star and also has given Carrie Underwood her eight Top Country Albums number 1. This extends her record career-opening streak. The album leads the chart for a fifth week with 57,000 units earned.
Now that the holidays are over and the New Year is upon us, it will be interesting to see who places on the charts. Keep an eye out for upcoming trends and new music.