×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Country Star Luke Bryan ‘Party’ Crashes to the Top

As anticipated, country star Luke Bryan’s new “Crash My Party” debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart behind a socko first week.

Bryan’s Capitol Nashville collection took the top slot with 528,000 sold out of the box, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending Aug. 18. That tally is the third-best debut number for a 2013 release: “Party” trails only Justin Timberlake’s “The 20/20 Experience” (968,000 units) and Jay Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” (528,000).

It’s Bryan’s second No. 1 set: 2011’s “Tailgates and Tanlines” also bowed at the top, and has shifted more than 2 million copies to date.

The frame’s only other top 10 debut was R&B thrush K. Michelle’s “Rebellious Soul” (Atlantic), which trailed Bryan’s collection at a distant No. 2 with a 72,000-week score. It is the formal full-length debut of the singer, who was featured on VH1’s “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta.”

The remainder of the week’s bestsellers saw little sales action. Running out the top five were the “Now 47” compilation (No. 3, 52,000 sold, down 37%), Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (No. 4, 48,000, off 26%), and “The Civil Wars” (No. 5, 39,000, down 66%).

Filling out the top 10 were “Magna Carta…Holy Grail” (No. 6, 37,000, off 23%), the “Teen Beach Movie” soundtrack (No. 7, 33,000, down 13%), Florida Georgia Line’s “Here’s to the Good Times” (No. 8, 31,000, up 19%), Imagine Dragons’ “Night Vision” (No. 9, 27,000, down 26%) and Five Finger Death Punch’s “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell” (No. 10, 22,000, off 38%).

“Paradise Valley,” the latest from singer-guitarist John Mayer, is the top contender for a big debut next week.

More Music

  • Kiss Cancel Tour of Australia Due

    Kiss Cancel Tour of Australia and New Zealand Due to Illness

    Kiss have cancelled their final tour of Australia and New Zealand due to illness, the promoters announced Thursday. Frontman Paul Stanley fell ill with influenza earlier this week and his condition has worsened, according to the announcement. The tour’s opening dates were initially reshuffled to allow Stanley, 67, time to recover, but now the trek [...]

  • Alicia Keys23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards,

    Alicia Keys Will Return as 2020 Grammy Awards Host

    Alicia Keys will return as the host of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. Keys hosted the awards show for the first time in 2019. She will become the third woman and the first female music star to host the show twice. Keys has won 15 Grammy awards and is second only to Paul Simon as [...]

  • Lady Antebellum and Halsey53rd Annual CMA

    Halsey Puts the Extra Lady in Lady Antebellum in Elegant CMA Awards Medley

    Halsey is increasingly proving herself a woman for all seasons in her varied TV appearances and awards show collaborations, and Wednesday’s CMA Awards telecast was no exception, as she ingratiated herself into the country vocal trio Lady Antebellum for some flawless four-part harmony on a medley of two of their respective hits. She and Lady [...]

  • Drummers Steve Gorman, left, and Dave

    Steve Gorman Calls The Black Crowes' Reunion ‘Sad’

    The Black Crowes made waves this week when they officially announced a lengthy reunion tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album “Shake Your Money Maker.” The news was chiefly met with excitement and positive vibes, including glowing reviews of their first show in six years at the Bowery Ballroom in New York [...]

  • Lil Nas X53rd Annual CMA Awards,

    CMA Awards 2019: Full Winners List (Updating Live)

    The CMA Awards are taking place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday night, with Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton hosting. The ceremony is airing live on ABC. Maren Morris leads the nominations with six total. Nominees and winners were selected by more than 7,400 industry professional members from the Country Music Association. [...]

  • Billie Eilish performs during Music MidTown

    Song Review: Billie Eilish’s ‘Everything I Wanted’ (Listen)

    Virtually everything about Billie Eilish’s career has been against the grain, unusual or at least unlike basically everyone else, and that’s also the case with “Everything I Wanted,” her first new song since July’s “Bad Guy” remix with Justin Bieber. Frankly, it couldn’t be much further from “Bad Guy”: Neither a menacing banger like that [...]

  • Paradigm's Liz Morentin portrait session in

    Paradigm's Executive VP of Communications Liz Morentin to Exit Agency

    Liz Morentin is stepping down from her role as executive vice president of communications at Paradigm, Variety has learned. According to an individual with knowledge of the situation, Morentin’s departure was amicable and she will stay on at the agency through the end of the year to help with the transition. No replacement has been named at [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content