Lady A Finally Gets Bumped From No. 1
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.