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Lady A scores chart topper again

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 – Earning their fastest charting and seventh career number one single this week, Lady Antebellum's Downtown takes the top position on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts while simultaneously selling more than 500,000 digital downloads.

Lady A takes over the top from Florida Georgia Line's Cruise.

The song also spent the last two weeks at number one in Canada and is the lead single off the group's upcoming fourth studio album, "Golden," out May 7.

"Most of what the world has seen from Hillary from a radio single standpoint is this very sweet kind of style like American Honey," said Lady A's Charles Kelley. "But, she's got a lot of sass and a lot of grit to her voice, too, so it's been really fun to bring that out of her and have this kind of support from our fans and radio."

Fans can also tune in to The Voice on NBC at 8 p.m. tonight and next Monday when Scott joins Adam Levine as a guest mentor. Scott will help Levine prepare Team Adam contestants for the upcoming battle round.

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