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21 Listener: Shaboozey Shakes Up Country Albums Chart


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Shaboozey’s latest album, “Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going,” has made a remarkable debut on the country albums chart this week, entering at No. 2 with a total consumption of 50,000 units. According to Luminate data, this includes 7,800 album-only sales and a whopping 49 million song streams. This impressive entry marks a significant milestone for the Nigerian-American alt-country artist, who has been gaining recognition for blending elements of hip-hop and Afrobeat into his unique brand of country music.

Country Albums Chart: Top Performers

Despite Shaboozey’s strong debut, Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing At A Time” continues to dominate the charts, holding the No. 1 spot with 71,000 units consumed, including 1,200 album-only sales and 90 million song streams. Wallen’s reign at the top remains unchallenged, showcasing his enduring popularity in the country music scene.

Wallen’s other album, “Dangerous: The Double Album,” has seen a slight drop to No. 3 with 43,000 units (443 album-only sales and 56 million song streams). Meanwhile, Zach Bryan’s self-titled album shifts down to No. 4 with 36,000 units (3,100 album-only sales and 43 million song streams), followed by his “American Heartbreak” at No. 5 with 31,000 units (1,000 album-only sales and 40 million song streams).

Country Streaming Songs Chart: Leading Tracks

On the country streaming songs chart, Morgan Wallen and Post Malone’s collaboration “I Had Some Help” maintains its top position with 40 million new streams, bringing its total streams to 215 million. Shaboozey’s “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” secures the No. 2 spot again with 33 million streams, adding to its impressive 254 million streams to date.

Zach Bryan’s “Pink Skies” stays at No. 3 with 27 million new streams, adding up to 58 million streams in total. Bryan and Kacey Musgraves’ duet “I Remember Everything” remains at No. 4 with 14 million streams, amassing a staggering 787 million streams overall. Dasha’s “Austin” makes a strong return to No. 5 after three weeks, garnering 13 million new streams and accumulating 149 million total streams.

Shaboozey: A Rising Star

Shaboozey’s ascent in the country music world is notable not only for his chart success but also for his innovative approach to the genre. At just 28 years old, he has already made waves by incorporating hip-hop and Afrobeat influences into his music, setting him apart from his contemporaries. This distinctive sound has resonated with a diverse audience, contributing to his rapid rise.

In addition to his solo work, Shaboozey has collaborated with major artists like Beyoncé, featuring on her tracks “Spaghetti” and “Sweet Honey Buckin’.” His versatility and talent have also earned him a spot on the soundtrack of “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse,” showcasing his broad appeal beyond the country music sphere.


Shaboozey’s “Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going” has made a powerful impact on the country albums chart, signaling a bright future for the young artist. As he continues to bridge genres and push the boundaries of country music, Shaboozey is poised to become a major force in the industry. His success on both the albums and streaming charts underscores his growing influence and the widespread appeal of his innovative sound. Keep an eye on this rising star as he continues to redefine what it means to be a country artist in the modern music landscape.

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