Country star Luke Bryan logs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as his new compilation, “Spring Break . . . Here to Party,” debuts atop the list. It sold 150,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and marks his best sales week yet. Bryan previously topped out at No. 2 with “Tailgates & Tanlines,” his last studio effort, which was released in 2011.
“Spring Break” is mostly a compilation of tracks previously released on Bryan’s four earlier “Spring Break”-themed EPs — all of which were only available as downloads, released between 2009 and 2012. Unlike the four EPs, the new “Spring Break . . . Here to Party” album is available as both a download and a physical CD. (Source: Billboard)
Luke Bryan also walked away with the Entertainer of the Year award at the ACM Awards in 2013.