Zach Bryan Hits No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart With Self-Titled New Album

Zach Bryan at the Windy City Music Festival in 2023
Zach Bryan at the Windy City Music Festival in 2023. Photo by Daniel DeSlover/Shutterstock (14010261aw)

Zach Bryan emerged as one of the biggest country stars of his generation in recent years, and he finally managed to score his first no. 1 album. The country-rock singer topped the Billboard 200 chart this week with his self-titled new album Zach Bryan.

With 200,000 equivalent album units earned, Bryan’s fourth studio album made quite a splash on the Billboard 200 this week. It scored the largest week for a rock album in four years, in addition to having the biggest streaming week ever for a rock album, according to Billboard.

Bryan’s latest is also the third country album to top the Billboard 200 chart this year, after Morgan Wallen’s One Thing at a Time and Taylor Swift’s Speak No (Taylor’s Version). It also managed to score the fifth-largest debut streaming week for a country album overall.

Zach Bryan’s rise to the top of the charts was a long time coming, and he previously entered the top five with American Heartbreak last year. His self-produced new album Zach Bryan was released on August 25 via Belting Bronco and Warner, and it features a total of 16 songs, including collaborations with The War and Treaty, Sierra Ferrell, Kacey Musgraves, and The Lumineers.