Luke Combs Nabs Elite 100 Crown

Luke Combs
Tanner Morris
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Country superstar Luke Combs is top dog on the Elite 100 Artists chart for the week ending Nov. 15.
Combs released What You See Is What You Get Nov. 8, and led the chart in every album sales (103,200) and song sales (76,900) for the week. He also racked up plenty of on-demand streams (95.1 million), trailing only Post Malone, Youngboy Never Broke Again and Drake in that category. Overall, Combs had 186,500 total album units for the week, showing he has fully arrived as recorded-music draw.
The tour supporting the new album just added a run of arena dates in 2020, and Combs is a true road warrior who seems to not mind extended touring runs. By the end of Q3 of this year Luke Combs had reported 270,718 tickets sold and $11,110,484 grossed, and those numbers are sure to go up for the year-end chart.
In addition to touring and record music success, he has received critical acclaim, as he was just named best new male artist by the Academy of Country Music.
Jacquees enters the chart at No. 48 with 24,600 total album units for the week. The R&B star dropped King of R&B on Nov. 8 to 27.6 million on-demand streams.
The singer’s headlining career is coming along, as earlier this year he reported multiple grosses above $25,000, including a $28,897 gross March 30 at The Pageant in St. Louis, Mo. 
Another climber on the chart this week was Dave East, who came in at No. 57 with 23,000 total album units. His strongest metric was on-demand streams, with 22.3 million after the Nov. 8 release of Survival.
Next week’s chart will include data from Lady Antebellum, Tory Lanez, Lil B, Celine Dion, Boosie Badazz, Berner, Asian Doll, DJ Shadow, Lil Peep (Posthumous), Juliana Hatfield, Styles P, and Bonnie.
Also, be on the lookout for new releases (out now!) from Coldplay, Jason Aldean, Trippie Redd, Beck, Animal Collective, The Who, Tech N9ne, Billy Corgan, Leonard Cohen (posthumous), YNW Melly, Dj Muggs & Tha God Fahim, Harry Nilsson, Iggy Azalea, Krizz Kaliko, and Action Bronson & Alchemist.