The singer has maintained his spot atop the Billboard album chart for a second week running despite strong pushes from new releases
Luke Bryan sure is having one heck of a 'party' as he celebrates holding on to the number one spot on the Billboard album chart for a second week running with the LP Crash My Party. The country star managed to battle off competition from a number of new releases, but he held strong and kept his place atop the album charts for one more week.
Bryan is at No. 1 for a second week
According to Billboard, the Nielsen SoundScan shows that Bryan's album is around 15,000 copies better off than his nearest competitor; John Mayer's Paradise Valley, a debut album in the album chart. It wasn't just Mayer whose latest release Bryan was fighting off either, as new releases; Three Kings by R&B supergroup TGT, Jimmy Buffett's Songs From St. Somewhere and rapper and Odd Future affiliate Earl Sweatshirt's debut album, Doris. Another debut hip-hop release, Trap Lord by A$AP Ferg, also entered the top ten, coming in a nine.
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In the singles chart, Katy Perry stormed the top with her first release in a long while with the single, 'Roar.' As well as Perry, another song played during the VMAs over the weekend, Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines,' managed to continued to perform well, coming in at number one. Although, both it and 'Roar' suffered set backs by recording their lowest sales in their chart run thus far.
In addition to Perry and Thicke, Lady GaGa's comeback single 'Applause,' Miley Cyrus' 'We Can't Stop' and the blissful new release from Drake, 'Hold On, We're Going Home' also saw similar drops in sales. It should be noted tough though, any impact that Sunday's show might have had on the chart won't be seen till next.
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