Ryan Adams hits number one in 3 US Charts

And he’s number one in the UK’s americana chart too. Billboard reports: “Ryan Adams takes no prisoners as he arrives at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts (dated March 11) with his new LP, Prisoner. Adams’ 16th studio album, and first of new material since his self-titled 2014 set, opens with 45,000 equivalent album units (42,000 in traditional album sales) in the week ending Feb. 23, according to Nielsen Music.

The singer-songwriter scores his third No. 1 on Americana/Folk Albums, second on Top Rock Albums and first on Alternative Albums. On the all-genre Billboard 200, Prisoner starts at No. 8, marking his fifth top 10.

Prisoner was preceded by Adams’ full-album cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989, which he released in September 2015. That set, plus 2014’s Ryan Adams, are his previous leaders on Americana/Folk Albums, while the latter was his only Top Rock Albums No. 1 prior to Prisoner.

“Do You Still Love Me,” the new album’s lead single, has reached No. 7 on Adult Alternative Songs, becoming his ninth top 10 on the airplay chart. He arrived with the three-week No. 1 “New York, New York” in 2001; tallied his second and most-recent leader, “Lucky Now” (one week), in 2011; and had last visited the list in 2015-16 with his No. 3-peaking take on Swift’s “Bad Blood.””

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years, although if you go to his Twitter feed it's just one long list of all the things he loves about Jeremy Corbyn, which is irritating. Also likes astronauts.

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