Finalists for the Billboard Music Awards 2011
LADY ANTEBELLUM IS A FINALIST IN 7 CATEGORIES
Top Duo/Group, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Artist, Top Country Song, Top Country Album, Top Streaming Song (Audio)

Country trio Lady Antebellum have announced their highly anticipated third album, "Own the Night," which will be issued Sept. 13 through Capitol Nashville.

"We've spent the last year, year and a half writing for it, and we're really proud," Charles Kelley -- who comprises Lady A along with Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott -- told Billboard.com about the new album on the red carpet at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.

The group released the new album's first single, "Just a Kiss," last month, and performed the track on "American Idol" and at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. "Kiss" debuted at No. 7 on the Hot 100 last month, and currently sits at No. 15 in its fourth week on the Country Songs tally.

Lady Antebellum Plants 'Kiss' on Country Songs

"We're just excited. With the first single debuting in the top 10, we never expected that, so hopefully off to a good start," says Kelley. "You never know until it gets out there with the fans. We feel good about it, but they'll let us know if they like it or not."

"Own the Night" follows "Need You Now," the group's breakout sophomore disc that spent four weeks atop the Billboard 200 and notched the group five Grammy awards last February. Since its Jan. 2010 release, "Need You Now" has moved 3.5 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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