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Bryan falls to Avenged Sevenfold

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 – Luke Bryan couldn't survive the Avenged Sevenfold onslaught because after two weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, Bryan's "Crash My Party" fell to second.

Bryan's release sold 92,000 this past week, down 42 percent, but remains first on the country chart. Avenged Sevenfold sold 159,000 copies of "Hail to the King."

"Alabama & Friends," a tribute disc to the band, was eighth with 32,000 units sold. Alabama includes two new songs as well.


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