LUKE BRYAN’S CRASH MY PARTY CERTIFIED PLATINUM BY THE RIAA IN SIX WEEKS
October 3, 2013
Nashville, TN – October 3, 2013 – Country superstar Luke Bryan’s album Crash My Party has been certified Platinum by the RIAA just six weeks after being released on August 13. The album debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Country sales charts with 527,783 units sold, making it the biggest sales debut for a Country male artist since 2004 and the third highest album to debut across all genres this year.
The album’s title track, a multi-week No.1 single, recently set a Billboard record as the largest one-week audience since 2005 with 45.5 million listeners and has sold 1.3 million downloads. Luke’s newest single, “That’s My Kinda Night,” is also the highest-debuting single of his career and has been the No. 1 selling country single for six consecutive weeks. Crash My Party is Luke’s fourth studio album which follows his double-Platinum 2011 album tailgates & tanlines.
Luke is currently gearing up to launch his fifth “Farm Tour 2013” this week with eight shows from October 2 to October 12. Special guests performing during the tour include Chancie Neal, Cole Swindell and the Peach Pickers- Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip.
Luke’s career now boasts over four million in album sales with seven No. 1 singles. He is the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year. Luke was named the No. 1 Artist of 2012 and No. 1 Male Artist of 2012 by Country Aircheck. Billboard named tailgates & tanlines the No. 2 Country Album and the No. 3 Country Artist Album of 2012 and claimed Luke as the #3 Top Country Artist of the Year. Also in 2012, Luke took home 11 music awards, including a record nine wins at the American Country Awards as well as his first American Music Award. This spring, Luke co-hosted the Academy of Country Music Awards with Blake Shelton and received the coveted Entertainer of the Year award as well as the Vocal Event award with Jason Aldean and Eric Church for “The Only Way I Know.” At the CMT Music Awards in June, Luke won for Collaborative Video of the Year for “The Only Way I Know.” Luke is currently nominated for three CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Musical Event for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Eric Church. The show will air live on ABC on November 6 from Bridestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.