Bryan settles in at the top
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
– Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" is the leading country seller in the U.S. again this week, according to Billboard. The disc is the seventh best seller in all genres with 19,000 units sold, down 42 percent from the previous week.
The new "Nashville: On the Record" live album from the cast of ABC TV's "Nashville" series debuted in eighth with 18,000 units sold. Although "Nashville" has had three previous soundtrack albums, none entered the top 10 on the Billboard 200.
"Frozen" once again is the leading seller with 115,000 copies sold in the week ending April 27.
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