Luke Combs Debuts At No.1 With New Deluxe Album

Luke Combs officially has the No.1 album in the country with his new deluxe release, What You See Ain’t Always…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 2, 2020

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Luke Combs officially has the No.1 album in the country with his new deluxe release, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get.

The project debuted at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with 109,000 equivalent units sold. Additionally, the 18-track release set the new weekly streaming record for a country album with 102.26 million on-demand streams. With this accomplishment, Combs broke his own record, which he originally set last November with the release of the standard album, What You See Is What You Get.

Combs also made history with the track “Forever After All,” which debuted at No.2 n the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart— marking the highest entrance ever for a male country solo artist. The fan-favorite track also debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, landed No. 1 in Country Streaming Songs with 29.1 million streams and No. 1 in Country Digital Song Sales with 52,000 downloads.

Available everywhere now, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get features all 18 songs from What You See Is What You Get as well as five new tracks.

The news comes after Combs set new streaming records across multiple platforms upon the release of the album.

These accomplishments follow countless awards and accolades for Luke Combs, who is currently nominated for six awards at the upcoming 54th CMA Awards.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.