Buzzing: Aldean debuts at No. 1 following Adele model

Aldean debuts at No. 1 following Adele model

This week, for the second time in a year, the No. 1 album is nowhere to be found on streaming services. They Don't Know, the new album by country star Jason Aldean, opened at No. 1 on the Billboard chart with 131,000 copies sold in the United States, according to Nielsen data, making it Aldean's third in a row to debut at No. 1.

Except for two singles, They Don't Know is absent from streaming outlets such as Spotify.

That follows a pattern set by singer Adele, who last year released her hit album 25 on CD, vinyl and digital download, but withheld it from streaming outlets for seven months.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 21, 2016, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe