Scotty McCreery is spending more (you) time at the summit…
The 27-year-old part-Puerto Rican country singer and former American Idol champion has earned his fourth total and consecutive No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart, as “You Time” rises to the top of the list dated October 2.
In the week ending September 26, the song increased by 8% to 27.7 million audience impressions, according to MRC Data.
“You Time” is the lead single from McCreery’s new studio set Same Truck, which launches at No. 10 on Top Country Albums.
“I wrote this song with Frank [Rogers] and Aaron [Eshuis] in 2019, but it still feels brand new, McCreery tells Billboard. “Now that I’m back on the road, it’s been fun to see the audience get excited and dance when we play ‘You Time.’ It gets a great reaction from the crowd every night. I appreciate country radio for playing and supporting the song, my label [Triple Tigers] and management. Most of all, my gratitude is to the fans who are always there for me. Having ‘You Time’ hit No. 1 is a great way to celebrate 10 years of making music.”
McCreery, who won American Idol in 2011, first appeared on Country Airplay that June with the eventual No. 15-peaking “I Love You This Big.” “You Time” is his 12th entry; he’s notched all four of his leaders on Triple Tigers, where he signed in 2017.
McCreery first led Country Airplay for a week in March 2018 with “Five More Minutes.” He followed with “This Is It” (two weeks, February 2019, two weeks) and “In Between” (one week, June 2020).
Meanwhile, “You Time” enters the top 10 of the airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart (13-8), with 3.6 million U.S. streams (up 17%) and 1,300 sold (up 17%), in addition to its airplay, in the week ending Sept. 23. It’s McCreery’s fourth top 10 on the tally.
Concurrently, “You Time” parent LP Same Truck rolls in at No. 10 on Top Country Albums, starting as McCreery’s seventh top 10. It enters with 10,000 equivalent album units, including 6,000 in album sales. The set follows Seasons Change, which opened atop the survey in March 2018 as his third No. 1.