Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Lady Antebellum's Heart Break pulls the top spot, marking fifth #1 Debut


The Critically Acclaimed Album Makes Global Impact
Proving They "Haven't Missed A Beat" (OC Register)
HEART BREAK's Lead Single "You Look Good" Rallies  
Into The Top 10 This Week At Country Radio

NASHVILLE, TN - Jun. 19, 2017 –
Multi-PLATINUM trio Lady Antebellum earns their fifth debut at the No. One position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with their critically acclaimed sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville), after moving over 53,000 equivalent albums units (46,950 in pure sales, during the week ending June 15, according to Nielsen Music) upon release.
Additionally, the “buoyant album” (Entertainment Weekly) immediately skyrocketed to the Top 10 on iTunes charts in 15 countries around the world, including UK, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and South Africa where their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR stops later this year.

"Over the last 10 years, Lady A has helped redefine the reach and sound of Country Music,” said Cindy Mabe, President of Universal Music Group Nashville. "Their new album HEART BREAK sounds like nothing they’ve done before, yet those magical harmonies are instantly familiar. As HEART BREAK debuts at No. One this week, the band’s fifth number one album, I am reminded how their music and touring has traveled the world and connected everywhere. From touring internationally this year with stops planned from Europe to South Africa, their reach is shown with Top 10 iTunes debuts in numerous global markets. I’m continuously blown away with how this band and their music connect. Across the world, HEART BREAK adds to Lady A’s already impressive career – amassing more than 18 million in total units worldwide, 34 million tracks sold and closing in on two billion streams.”

UK Official Album Chart Debut at #14

Notable Charts debuts for HEART BREAK
Australian Albums (ARIA) #6
Canadian Albums (Billboard) #6
German Albums #83
Irish Albums #44
Scottish Albums (Official Chart Company) #9
UK Albums (OCC; chart June 22, 2017) #14 (5,679 sales)
UK Country Albums (OCC) #2
US Billboard 200 #4 (53,000 equivalent albums units)
US Top Country Albums (Billboard) #1

Their UK breakthrough album NEED YOU NOW, a #8 hit from 2010, remains by far their biggest seller here with a to-date tally of 382,580.
Lady Antebellum also failed to register their fourth straight Top 10 album in the UK, with their last offering 747 (failing to fly as high as its predecessors) when it made a debut at No.12 selling 5,998 sales copies (chart week Oct 18, 2014).
GOLDEN opened a #7 debut in the UK on the Official Album Chart with 11,784 sales.


HEART BREAK (released June 9, 2017; Capitol Nashville/Universal Music Group Nashville), the seventh studio album (sixth non-seasonal) sold 46,950 copies (pure sales)
747, Lady Antebellum's sixth studio release (released Sept 30, 2014) arrived in the No.2 slot on the Billboard 200. It sold 73,944 copies in its first week. The album had sold 285,900 copies of September 2015.

GOLDEN (released May 7, 2013), made a bow at No.1 on both the all-genre Billboard Top 200 (BB200) and the Billboard Country Albums with 167,314 copies (chart dated May 25, 2013) and reached a 3-week total of 257,553. It was certified GOLD by the RIAA on Nov 20, 2013.

ON THIS WINTER'S NIGHT (October 22, 2012) a Christmas and fourth studio album debuted in the Billboard Hot 200 Top 10 with sales of 24,584 of their Holiday collection. The project included holiday standards like “A Holly Jolly Christmas” and “Christmas Baby (Please Come Home)”. As Christmas approached sales increased, in its 7th week it reached peak sales of 77,875 and it had sold 441,183 copies by the chart dated Jan 19, 2013. It was certified Gold (0.5 million units) by the RIAA on Dec 13, 2012.

OWN THE NIGHT (released Sept 13, 2011) opened with 347,479 copies, after 3 weeks it had sold 547,489 units. By chart week June 8, 2013 as a Catalog album it had a total of 1,837,525. Lady A remained only the third country group to have notched No.1 sets on the Billboard 200 following the Dixie Chicks and Rascal Flatts. The Chicks have three leaders while Rascal has four.

NEED YOU NOW Lady A’s Grammy Award Winning sophomore effort (released Jan 26, 2010) opened with 480,922 sales. It became the biggest debut sales week for a country album since Taylor Swift's "Fearless" opened at No.1 on the Billboard 200 with 592,000 copies in November 2008. The eye-popping sum that Lady A's "Need You Now" racked up was also the biggest opening week for an album released in January since the Game's "The Documentary" bowed with 587,000 at No. 1 in 2005. NEED YOU NOW was certified 4x Multi-Platinum (4 Million units) on March 20, 2013.

Their SELF-TITLED debut (released April 15, 2008) sold 43,384 in its first week. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, the first debut by a country group to achieve this. 

After 94 weeks in the chart frame Feb 13, 2010 (the week in which NOW YOU NEED made its debut) it was #15 on Billboard 200 selling 31,043 copies and a total of 1,453,734 sold. By Nov 10, 2010 it was certified double platinum by the RIAA for U.S. shipments of 2,000,000 copies. As of the chart dated Jan 8, 2011, the album has sold 1,826,368 copies in the US.

Related BLOG Posts

(16 June 2017) VIDEO: Lady Antebellums's HEART BREAK Hotel

(7 June 2017) Lady Antebellum shares HEART BREAK w/ NPR First Listen

(2 May 2017) Lady Antebellum Shares (Not So Good) Tour Advice Via Rolling Stone

Lady Antebellum UK TOUR DATES with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young 
Weds 4 October 2017 - Manchester Arena, Manchester (Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, M3 1AR) £40.85 (£35.00 Ticket + £5.85 Fees) £57.05 (£50.00 Ticket + £7.05 Fees)
Sat 7 October 2017 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (Exhibition Way, G3 8YW) £31.95 (£28.15 Ticket + £3.80 Fees)
£43.30 (£38.15 Ticket + £5.15 Fees)
Mon 9 October 2017 - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham (King Edwards Road, B1 2AA) £41.10 (£35.00 Ticket + £6.10 Fees)
£57.30 (£50.00 Ticket + £7.30 Fees)
Tues 10 October 2017 - The O2, London (Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 0DX) £49.55 (£42.00 Ticket + £7.55 Fees)
£63.75 (£55.00 Ticket + £8.75 Fees)
Tickets available from Ticketmaster UK

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