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Luke Bryan, in Utah soon, crashes sales records

Published August 21, 2013 1:39 pm

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Country singer Luke Bryan has crashed sales records this week, as his latest album "Crash My Party: has sold 527,783 units, making it the biggest sales debut for a Country male artist since 2004.

He will headline Usana Amphitheatre on Sept. 20.

"Crash My Party" topped both the Billboard 200 and Country sales charts and is the third highest album to debut across all genres this year.

Additionally, Bryan is one of only two country artists - the other being Taylor Swift - that have sold more than a half-million copies of an album in a single week since 2008. This is Bryan's second consecutive Top 200 No. 1 album. "I've never been this excited about an album that I have put out, and the response I have gotten is really humbling and mind-blowing to me," he said in a press release. "I am lucky to have some of the best fans in the world, and I am happy to see them enjoying this album as much as I do. I'm just so thankful for my fans and for Country radio for the amazing support."