Bryan crashes Platinum
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
– Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" was certified Platinum by the RIAA six weeks after its Aug. 13 release.
The album debuted at number one on both the Billboard 200 and Country sales charts with 527,783 units sold, making it the biggest sales debut for a country male artist since 2004 and the third highest album to debut across all genres this year.
Bryan's newest single, That's My Kinda Night, is also the highest-debuting single of his career and has been the number one selling country single for six consecutive weeks. "Crash My Party" is Bryan's fourth studio album which follows his double-Platinum 2011 album "tailgates & tanlines."
Bryan is gearing up to launch his fifth "Farm Tour 2013" this week with eight shows from Oct. 2-12. Special guests performing during the tour include Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers - Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip.
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