Luke Bryan tops Billboard album chart; Perry has No. 1 download
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Country singer Luke Bryan's latest record stormed straight to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, while pop singer Katy Perry scored her biggest digital song debut to date with new single Roar.
Crash My Party, the fourth studio album from Bryan, sold more than 527,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, making it his best debut.
It is also the third-biggest opening for an album this year, behind Jay Z's Magna Carta... Holy Grail, which sold 528,000 in its first week in July, and Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience, which debuted with 968,000 in March.
Hip-hop artist K. Michelle was the only other new album to enter the top 10 of the Billboard 200 this week, landing at No. 2 with her debut album Rebellious Soul, selling 71,000 copies.