Nelly has scored his first entry on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart alongside with his recent album, Heartland, the St. Louis native’s debut file in the trend. Released on Aug. 26, Heartland debuted at No. 7 on the chart (dated Sept. 11) with over 13,000 comparable album objects earned in its first week.
In step with Nelly, the album serves as a thank you to the nation music community for all of their pork up over time, relationship succor to his traditional 2000 single, “(Sizzling Sh*t) Country Grammar,” which spurred his like affair with the trend. That like has persisted, as Nelly looks to improve his inventive boundaries while participating with the tip African-American nation music artists on Heartland, alongside with Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Jimmie Allen, Blanco Brown, and Breland.
Working 9 songs in length, Heartland also entails guest appearances from Nelly’s brother City Spud, Tyler Hubbard, George Birge, and Chris Bandi, as properly as nation duo Florida Georgia Line, who co-huge name on the album’s lead single, “Lil Bit,” which climbed to No. 3 on the Sizzling Country Songs this past July.
Heartland isn’t Nelly’s first time experiencing success in the realm of nation music. In 2004, “Over and Over,” his collaboration with Tim McGraw, peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Sizzling 100, while his appearance on Florida Georgia Line’s breakout single, “Cruise,” helped propel it to No. 4 on the chart in 2013.