ACM, CMA, and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs returned to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night to perform his current single, “Lovin’ On You,” which is already Top 30 and rising at Canadian country radio. Watch HERE. Ahead of the performance, Fallon revealed that Combs’ acclaimed global No. 1 record, What You See Is What You Get , is now officially certified RIAA and Music Canada Platinum.
This achievement adds to a series of groundbreaking years for Combs, who once again made history this week as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks. The achievement comes as What You See Is What You Get once again tops the chart this week, while his 2017 debut, This One’s For You, has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1—tying the record for the longest reign atop the chart with Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 1997.
What You See Is What You Get—out now on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (stream/purchase here )— debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this past November with 172,000 equivalent units sold and also enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams. It also achieved the biggest first week of album streams ever for a country artist on Apple Music and was the first country album ever to hit No. 1 on the platform’s U.S. overall albums chart, while also setting a new global record for first-week streams for a country album at Spotify and breaking the Amazon Music record for more first-week streams than any other country album debut. Continuing his record-breaking streak at country radio, Combs last single, “Does To Me” featuring Eric Church, recently spent three weeks at No. 1 on Mediabase Country Radio Chart in Canada and two weeks at No 1. on the Billboard Country Airplay in the U.S., making it his eighth-consecutive No. 1 single—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.
Produced by Scott Moffatt, What You See Is What You Get features 17 songs including the five tracks previously released via The Prequel EP last summer. The EP debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with all five tracks charting on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25—a feat not accomplished by any artist in 60 years since Johnny Cash in 1959. Adding to his landmark year, Combs’ debut album, This One’s For You , was recently certified RIAA and Music Canada Triple Platinum. The album was also the most-streamed country album of 2019. Moreover, several of Combs’ songs have also received Music Canada certifications: 3x Platinum “Beautiful Crazy,” 3x Platinum “When It Rains It Pours,” 2x Platinum “She Got The Best of Me” and Gold “Must’ve Never Met You.”