Luke Bryan Earns #1 On Billboard 200
Posted by Joseph Lee on 08.21.2013
The third-largest sales week of 2013...
Luke Bryan has earned the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 with Crash My Party, which sold 528,000 copies. This is the third-largest number one of the year behind Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience (968,000) and Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail (a little over 528,000). Bryan's last album, Spring Break...Here to Party also debuted at #1 on March 23. This is also the largest week for a male country artist since November 2004, when Tim McGraw sold 766,000 copies of Live Like You Were Dying.
Coming in at #2 is K. Michelle's Rebellious Soul with 72,000. It's also #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top R&B Albums charts. This is the highest debut for a female R&B singer's first album since March 2011, when Marsha Ambrosius debuted at #2 with Late Nights & Early Mornings. Ambrosius was also a part of Floetry, which had three albums chart before she went solo.
1. Luke Bryan - Crash My Party (528,000)
2. K. Michelle - Rebellious Soul (72,000)
3. Now 47 (52,000)
4. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines (48,000)
5. The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars (39,000)
6. Jay Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail (37,000)
7. Teen Beach Movie soundtrack (33,000)
8. Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times (31,000)
9. Imagine Dragons - Night Visions (27,000)
10. Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1 (22,000)
Album sales this week totaled 5.1 million, up 8% compared to last week (4.7 million) and down 3% compared to last year (5.3 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 176.1 million, down 6% compared with the same total at this point last year (187.5 million).