As expected, Thomas Rhett’s new album “Life Changes,” debuts at number one on the "Billboard" 200 Album chart this week, moving 123,000 equivalent album units, with 94,000 in traditional album sales.
"Life Changes" is the first country album to top the chart this year, with the last album to hold the top spot being Jason Aldean's "They Don't Know" last October.
This is Thomas’ first number one album. Before this, Thomas' best album chart ranking was number six, with both 2014’s “Goes Like This” and 2015’s “Tangled Up” landing that high on the chart. It also marks the biggest sales week in Thomas' career. His previous best sales week was for "Tangled Up," which sold 63,000 copies in its debut.
Elsewhere on the chart, Dustin Lynch lands in the Top Ten at seven with his latest "Current Mood," making it his highest charting album to date. He previously peaked at number eight with "Where It's At" in 2014.
And that's not all, Kip Moore also debuts in the Top Ten at ten with "Slowheart," which moved 29,000 equivalent album units.
- ONE MORE THING! Thomas’ new family made their stage debut in Pennsylvania this weekend. During a concert at the York Fair in York, Pennsylvania, Thomas brought out wife Lauren, who was carrying both of their daughters, Ada and Willa Gray. Thomas shared video of the moment on Instagram, writing, “Love when the fam comes out.” Check out the video to the right.