Weekly Register: Luke Bryan Killing It At No. 1

Luke Bryan and fans at the Citi concert

Luke Bryan launched the album with a concert for Citi cardmembers in New York City.

Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights debuted at No. 1 on the Top 200 with total activity of 345K. Contributing to the total were album sales of 320K, song sales of 195K and streaming activity of 8.5 million.

Kill The Lights was produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens and contains 13 songs, six of which were co-written by Bryan, including the title track. The lead single from the Capitol Nashville project, “Kick The Dust Up” has already reached No. 1. The track was written by Dallas Davidson, Chris DeStefano and Ashley Gorley and is also the name of Bryan’s 2015 blockbuster tour. He launched the project with a ton of media appearances including a promotion with Target and appearances on GMA and Jimmy Fallon’s show.

On the country album chart, Micheal Ray’s debut for Atlantic entered at No. 4 with sales of 11K, driven by hit single “Kiss You In the Morning.” Scott Hendricks produced the 12-track album.

CCM artist TobyMac (ForeFront Records) had total activity of 38K, debuting at No. 4 on the Top 200. The sixth studio album from the six-time Grammy winner is titled This Is Not A Test.

The No. 2 spot on the Top 200 went to Dr. Dre’s Straight Outta Compton soundtrack, selling 295K (276K album only).

Sales according to Nielsen Soundscan.

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