Luke Bryan sold 320,000 of his Kill the Lights album a week ago, as outlined by Nielsen Music. That’s 2015’s third-best weekly sales total and enough to offer the country singer his third No. 1 about the Billboard album chart.
According to Billboard, Bryan 320,000 sales were exceeded only by Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (495,000) and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly (324,000). Bryan’s total also was the weekly tally for just a country album since his 2013 album Crash My Party, which moved 528,000 units in the first week out.
Dr. Dre’s Compton entered the chart at No. 2, selling 276,000 copies.
Bryan’s and Dre’s combined sales of 596,000 is higher than those of another 62 best-sellers combined, says Billboard.
The Now That’s What I Call Music! 55 compilation debuts at No. 3 with 76,000 sales, and then TobyMac’s This Is Not a Test.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 drops from No. 3 to No. 5, with Ed Sheeran’s X, Future’s DS2, the Descendants soundtrack, Sam Hunt’s Montevallo and Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late finishing the chart’s best.
Lana Dey Rey had the week’s top-selling download, selling 248,000 copies of her new single High with the Beach.