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Luke Combs has earned his record-extending 10th consecutive No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, thanks to "Better Together."

Comb's "Better Together" rose from 2nd spot to No. 1 as the song earned 29.4 million audience impressions in the week ending January 17, up by 7%, according to MRC Data. "Better Together" peaked to the top spot in its 16th week.

"Better Together," co-written by Combs, Dan Isbell and Randy Montana, is the fifth single from Combs' second LP, What You See Is What You Get.

The album ranks at No. 2 on Top Country Albums after 37 weeks at No. 1. Combs has five Country Airplay No. 1s from the album and five others from his first LP, This One's for You.

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Songs performed during the Inauguration Special for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have seen a spike in sales.

Songs performed by Ant Clemons and Justin Timberlake; Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard; and Black Pumas all saw jumps in sales, according to Billboard.

The songs performed during the daytime show Parade Across America and the primetime event Celebrating America sold 39,000 downloads in the U.S. on January 20, up 2,000% compared to January 19, according to initial reports to MRC Data.

This includes Clemons and Timberlake's "Better Days," which sold 13,000 downloads, up 15,351% compared to the negligible sum it sold on January 19. McGraw and Hubbard's new single "Undivided" sold 8,500 copies on January 20, up 2,272% from a little under 500 previous day. Black Pumas' "Colors" sold 4,000, up 11,415% from a small figure on January 19.

Other songs that recorded sharp increases in sales include Foo Fighters' "Times Like These", Withers' "Lovely Day", New Radicals' "You Get What You Give", Katy Perry's "Firework" and Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber.

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Morgan Wallen has topped Billboard's Artist 100 chart for the first time in his career, helped by success of his latest album Dangerous: The Double Album.

Wallen rose from No. 6 to the top position on Artist 100 chart dated January 23 to become the top musical act in the U.S.

Wallen's Dangerous: The Double Album debuted in the top spot on Billboard's all-genre 200 chart.

Dangerous, which dropped on January 8 via Big Loud/Republic Records, earned 265,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending January 14, according to MRC Data.

The album broke the record for the largest streaming week ever for a country album.

Dangerous is Wallen's second full-length album following 2018's If I Know Me, which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard 200.

Wallen also simultaneously lands 19 of the album's 30 songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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