Capitol Records Nashville’s Little Big Town tops today’s Soundscan album chart as Tornado takes the No.1 spot for Country and No. 2 all-genre with 112,758 units sold in its first week. Tornado, the fifth studio album from LBT, more than doubles the first week sales of previous release The Reason Why, and is the highest-selling debut of the band’s career to date.
Additionally, the album’s Platinum-certified lead single “Pontoon,” spent two weeks at No. 1 on the country radio charts; another career first for the band.
The band promoted the release with appearances on ABC’s Good Morning America, CMT Unplugged, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock and Ellen. Little Big Town will perform the title track Sept. 26 on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
At the upcoming 46th Annual CMA Awards the band is nominated for Vocal Group, Single for “Pontoon,” and Music Video for “Pontoon.”
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