Country Radio’s most played artist of 2018, Thomas Rhett, racks up his 12th career No. One with “Sixteen” today, summiting both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Airplay charts after already spending four weeks in the position in Canada. Co-written by Thomas Rhett, the nostalgic song is the fifth consecutive chart-topper from the PLATINUM-certified smash LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.), which has now surpassed one billion on-demand streams. Thomas Rhett topped Billboard’s year-end Country Airplay chart and is Mediabase’s Top Performing Artist and Top Male of 2018 as the only artist to have four songs in the top 100 songs of the year – “Unforgettable” (PLATINUM), “Marry Me” (2X PLATINUM), “Life Changes” (GOLD) and “Sixteen.”
Since its release, LIFE CHANGES has earned the top position on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Album, as well as CMA and ACM Awards nominations. Thomas Rhett was named iHeartRadio’s Country Artist of the Year for the second year in a row and was recently honored with his second CMA Triple Play award for penning three No. One songs within a 12-month period (“Unforgettable, “Marry Me” and “Life Changes”).