Weekly Register: Luke Bryan Stays On Top

luke bryan crash my party album cover1111Luke Bryan‘s album Crash My Party, which debuted to impressive sales last week, sells another 159k in its second week for a total of 687k and sits atop both the Country and Top Albums charts. Crash My Party is Byran’s fourth studio album from Capitol Records Nashville, which follows his double-Platinum 2011 album Tailgates & Tanlines. Prior to Bryan’s release, Country albums were down 3.1 percent compared to last year. That number has improved over the last two weeks netting a shortfall of less than 1 percent over prior year. On the pop side, John Mayer‘s Paradise Valley debuts in the No. 2 position selling 144k units this week.

The top Country album debut this week comes from Average Joes with the LACSKeep It Redneck sitting in the No. 3 spot on the Country chart, with 14k albums sold. Other noteworthy album debuts this week on the Country chart include Charlie Worsham, Rubberband, with 6k in sales this week at No. 12 and Tracy Lawrence, Headlights, Tailights and Radios at No. 26 with 3k units sold.

Bryan’s “That’s My Kind Of Night” sits in the top position of the Country tracks with 125k sold this week (290k RTD) and Florida Georgia Line‘s “Cruise” continues strong with 68k sold (5.7 million RTD) at No. 2. Debuting this week, Jennifer Nettles’ “That Girl” arrives at No. 23 with 19k units sold while Keith Urban‘s “Even The Stars Fall 4 U” debuts at No. 36 with 12k in sales.

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