Dolly Parton’s initial rock-influenced album is off to a fantastic start out on Billboard’s charts, as its lead single, “World on Fire,” jumps to No. 1 on the Rock Digital Song Sales tally dated May possibly 27.
In the May possibly 12-18 tracking week, “World on Fire” sold six,000 downloads in the United States, according to Luminate. That is immediately after it moved 1,000 downloads in its initial day of release, May possibly 11, sparking its No. 13 debut on the May possibly 20-dated survey (reflecting sales May possibly five-11). At the time, it became Parton’s initial look on a Billboard rock chart.
In addition to its initial complete week of tracking, the tune was also bolstered by Parton’s overall performance of it on the Academy of Nation Music Awards late on May possibly 11, with that reside video uploaded to Parton’s YouTube web page May possibly 12.
The track concurrently opens at No. three on Nation Digital Song Sales, Parton’s ideal rank because her Kenny Rogers duet “Islands in the Stream” hit No. two in April 2020 immediately after Rogers’ death.
“World on Fire” also ignites at Nos. 21 and 26 on the multi-metric Hot Rock Songs and Hot Rock & Option Songs charts, respectively. In addition to its download count, the song earned 1.five million official U.S. streams May possibly 12-18, as properly as 98,000 radio audience impressions.
It is the initial taste of Parton’s LP Rockstar, due Nov. 17. The 30-song set functions a score of collaborators, like Joan Jett, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Steven Tyler and much more.
Parton lately chatted with NBC’s Right now about the song, which she solely wrote and which touches on the divisive nature of politicians. “I just genuinely consider generally that they be concerned much more about their celebration than they do about the people today,” she mentioned, expressing hope that they – “All of ’em, any of ’em ” – would “just do what we felt was the ideal point … what comes from the heart.”