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Lady A Finally Gets Bumped From No. 1

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After an amazing six-month streak atop Billboard’s country albums chart, Lady Antebellum has been dethroned by newcomer Jerrod Niemann.

 

Jerrod, fueled by the single “Lover, Lover,” saw first-week sales of his debut album, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury at almost 34,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

That’s not a barn-burner number, but it was enough to bump Lady A’s Need You Now, which has dominated country sales charts since its release in February.

Need You Now had first-week sales of nearly half a million, and it has since gone on to sell more than two million copies.

Jerrod is the first solo male act to have a No. 1 country album since Tim McGraw in October.

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