It's the biggest bow by a male country singer in nearly nine years and 2013's third highest overall
It's official: Luke Bryan's "Crash My Party" has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the third-largest sales week of the year.
The country star's new album sold just under 528,000 copies in the week ending Sunday, Aug. 18. It's Bryan's second No. 1, following the compilation "Spring Break… Here to Party," which also opened atop the list earlier this year.
Only the debuts of Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience" (968,000) and Jay Z's "Magna Carta… Holy Grail" (slightly over 528,000) have captured bigger weeks than "Crash" this year.