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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.