Country music streaming hit a historic new high in the U.S., with a record 1.244 billion on-demand audio streams of songs in the genre in the week ending April 9, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That blows past the previous single-week high-water mark, set just earlier this year, when 1.201 billion audio clicks occurred in the week ending March 5.
Further, overall country song streams (combining on-demand audio and video streams) jumped to 1.389 billion in the week ending April 9. That’s the biggest week overall for the genre in eight months – since the week ending Aug. 8, 2019, when country tunes collected 1.397 billion clicks. Streams are measured from all leading services, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Amazon, Soundcloud and Tidal.
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