Lady Antebellum Debut at Top of Billboard 200

Lady Antebellum’s new album, Own the Night, sold 347,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart and the Billboard 200, which reflects sales of all musical styles. It’s the highest first-week sales for any country album since Taylor Swift’s Speak Now sold 1.05 million for the week ending on Nov. 13, 2010. It’s the second time a Lady Antebellum album has debuted at the top of the Billboard 200. Their previous project, Need You Now, accomplished the feat with sales of 481,000 copies in February 2010. Lady Antebellum join the Dixie Chicks and Rascal Flatts as the only country groups to have topped the all-genres album chart.