Luke Bryan Scores His First All-Genre No. 1 Album
Congrats to Luke Bryan, who has scored his first-ever No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart with his new release Spring Break . . . Here to Party.
Luke sold an impressive 150,000 copies, his best single week of sales ever, just squeaking by the 145,000 copies Tailgates & Tanlines sold in its first week two years ago. Even more fun for Luke—he beat out a new album from late great rock legend Jimi Hendrix, whose People, Hell and Angels album sold 72,000 copies in its first week, Billboard reports.
But Luke isn't the only country act to score a personal best this week on the Billboard 200.
Florida Georgia line landed at No. 7, the duo's highest ranking on the all-genre chart, with Here's to the Good Times, which sold 26,000 copies. The album got a boost when the iTunes store promoted it as part of a Great New Artists campaign and offered a sale price for it.
And Florida Georgia Line could cruise higher on the chart, as the guys' single "Cruise" is being released to pop radio.