Rexha/FGL, Stapleton again top Billboard charts
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Rexha/FGL, Stapleton again top Billboard charts

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 – Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line will enjoy another week at number 1 as "Meant to Be" led the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Feb. 17. Chris Stapleton led the albums chart with "From a Room Volume 2."

On the songs chart, Thomas Rhett was second with "Marry Me," Old Dominion third with "Written in the Sand," up three; Jason Aldean fourth with "You Make It Easy" and Scotty McCreery fifth with "Five More Minutes."

Stapleton moved from 10th to 7th with "Broken Halos." Kane Brown moved up 3 to eighth with "Heaven," Walker Hayes to ninth, up three, with "You Broke Up With Me" and Devin Dawson rounding out the top 10 with "All On Me," up 3.

Kelsea Ballerini was at 11 with "Legends," up 3. Luke Bryan's "Most People Are Good" held 12th, up 3. Brett Eldredge climbed 5 to 13 with "The Long Way." Jordan Davis was 14th with "Singles You Up," up 5.

"I'll Name the Dogs," Blake Shelton's latest hit, stood at 17, up 3. High Valley was one behind with "She's With Me," up five. Lee Brice's "Boy" went from 22 to 19. Granger Smith also moved up 3, to 21, with "Happens Like That." Luke Combs' "One Number Away" was 22nd, up 5. Midland also was up 5, to 23, with "Make a Little." Darius Rucker's "For the First Time" was at 25, up 5. Dierks Bentley was 27th with "Woman, Amen," up 4. Brantley Gilbert's "Ones That Like Me" moved up 5 to 28. Michael Ray's "Get to You" was 31st, up 3. Jon Pardi also was up 3, to 32nd, with "She Ain't In It." Dylan Scott's "Hooked" went from 38 to 33.

Shelton jumped 14 with "I Lived It," up 14. "Drunk Girl" from Chris Janson was 37th, up 5. Lindsay Ell was 40th with "Criminal," up 4. Chase Rice stood at 32 with "Three Chords & The Truth," up 3. Cole Swindell was 46th with "Stray Downtown," up 4. Lauren Alaina "was "Doin' Fine" at 47, up 3.

On the albums chart, Stapleton also was second with "Traveller." Montgomery Gentry debuted in third with "Here's To You." Brown's self-titled debut was fourth. Stapleton also was fifth with "From a Room: Volume 1."

Tim McGraw and Fifth Hill were at 23 with "The Rest of Your Life," up 7. McGraw's "Number One Hits" was 36th, up 3. Miranda Lambert was at 38 with "The Weight of These Wings," up 3. The Wood Brothers debuted at 41 with "One Drop of Truth." George Strait's "50 Number Ones" was up 5 to 42.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Steep Canyon Rangers were again first with "Out in the Open." Tommy Emmanuel CGP was second with "Accomplice One,' The Wailin' Jennys third with "Fifteen," Alison Krauss fourth with "Windy City" and Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers fifth with "The Long-Awaited Album."

Stapleton was one-two-three on the Americana/Folk Albums chart with "Volume 2," "Traveller" and "Volume 1." The Avett Brothers were fourth with "True Sadness" and Ed Sheeran fifth with "Divide."

On the overall top 200, "Volume 2" was 23rd, "Traveller" 28th, Montgomery Gentry 32nd, Brown 33rd and "Volume 1" 36th.


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