Old Dominion debuts in top 10
Sunday, September 3, 2017
– Old Dominion debuts in seventh on the Billboard 200 with its second-full length studio album "Happy Endings."
The disc moved 41,000 units with 31,000 in album sales. The group has a hit with the first single "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart," which reached No. 5 on the Hot Country Songs chart and No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart.
"Happy Endings" is the second full-length set from Old Dominion. "Meat and Candy" Old Dominion previously reached the Billboard 200 with its first studio set, "Meat and Candy" in 2015 and a self-titled EP that same year.
Rapper Lil Uzi Vert debuted in first with "Rage is Luv 2" with 135,000 units. The charts will be released on Tuesday.
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Old Dominion has gained a following on the heels of two albums of lively material. Their self-titled third release stays the course and delivers a dozen radio-friendly songs. The hyper positive lead single "Make it Sweet" sets the stage with an ode to the brighter side of everything. Most tracks are upbeat but, ironically, there is not an official party anthem or even a drinking song. The closest they get is "American Style," which is laden with standard innocent imagery »»»
Right off the bat, the title of Old Dominion's album "Happy Endings" is far better than "Meat and Candy," its prior effort. ("Meat" in an album title? Really?) But also on an artistic level, OD's follow-up shows signs of growth.
With that said, though, there's nothing on this new release as immediately catchy as "Snapback." Nevertheless, the vocal-only harmonies introducing "Not Everything's About You," are a beautiful thing. »»»
Meat and Candy
Old Dominion may be releasing its full-length debut, but this quintet is not filled with newbies. Lead singer Matthew Ramsey co-wrote "Chainsaw" for The Band Perry and with band mate Trevor Rosen penned Craig Morgan's "Wake Up Lovin' You" and Dierks Bentley's "Say You Do." Rosen also co-wrote Chris Young's "Neon," Blake Shelton's "Sangria" and The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two," while Brad Tursi wrote Tyler »»»