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Luke Bryan Lands First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

March 14, 2013 (7:03 am) GMT
The country crooner beats Jimi Hendrix's new album to gain the top spot in this week's album chart.
Luke Bryan Lands First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

's compilation "" debuts at the top of the album chart this week, giving the country singer his first ever Billboard 200 No. 1 album. Its impressive 150,000 units sales was enough to beat the 72,000 total posted by the late 's posthumously-released new album "".

Both debuts duplicate previous records set by the King of Pop, with his "This Is It" album. Bryan's album is the latest compilation by a single artist to reach the top of the charts, the last one before it being MJ's "This Is It" soundtrack, which also debuted at No. 1 when it was first released.

As for Hendrix, his new album follows Jackson's also posthumously-released "This Is It" to reach the runner-up spot when it spent two weeks at No. 2 back in November 2009. Although it fails to earn the top spot, it marks Hendrix's highest-charting album in 44 years, since the iconic rocker's untimely demise.

Meanwhile, the rest of the top ten features both mainstays and a couple of returnees. Last week's No. 1, ' "" falls to No. 3, down 46% with 51,000, while ' Grammy Award-winning album "" moves down one spot from No. 3 to No. 4 with 35,000 for an 18% decline. It bumps last week's No. 4, & Ryan Lewis' "" to the fifth spot, which with 29,000 copies sold is down 30%. The only climber is 's "", which is up three spots from No. 9 to No. 6, maintaining the 29,000 total she set last week.

Country duo 's debut album "" enters the top 10 at No. 7 from its last week ranking of No. 18 with 26,000, up by 21%. Posting an 8% increase and almost similar 26,000 sales result is ' "" which climbs to No. 8 from No. 15.

Rounding up the top ten this week with almost identical 24,000 sales totals are the "Now 45" album which drops from No. 6 to No. 9 (down 25%) and ' self-titled album which also moves three places down from No. 7 to No. 10 (down 22%).

  1. - "" (150,000)
  2. - "" (72,000)
  3. - "" (51,000)
  4. - "" (35,000)
  5. & Ryan Lewis - "" (29,000)
  6. - " (29,000)
  7. - "" (26,000)
  8. - "" (26,000)
  9. various artists - "Now 45" (24,000)
  10. - "" (24,000)


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