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Jason Aldean hits No. 1 with new album

JA_NT_Album_CoverJason Aldean continues to steamroll the competition.

The latest album from the Macon-born country star, “Night Train,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart today, selling a robust 409,000-plus copies. It’s a notable amount for two reasons – it’s the second-highest debut in all genres this year and the highest for country music since 2010.

Aldean’s reign will likely be short-lived, as Taylor Swift’s “Red,” released on Monday, is expected to surpass the 1 million in sales mark its first week. But Aldean can boast that the showing for “Night Train” is more than twice that of his last album, “My Kinda Party.”

Last week, Aldean announced a series of stadium shows, including Sanford Stadium in Athens on April 13.

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David

October 24th, 2012
10:39 am

Great numbers anyway you think about. For an independent artist, a country artist, a male artist, overall this year. Jason is killing it.

massachusetts refugee

October 24th, 2012
11:00 am

and let’s not forget jason will be the first country artist to perform at fenway park, next summer.

david c

October 24th, 2012
11:08 am

There’s no accounting for taste in bad rock’n roll. Don’t even call that Country.

johnathan

October 24th, 2012
12:06 pm

guess its a good thing all his indiscretions in night clubs in LA over the past month havent hurt his money train

Billy

October 24th, 2012
3:17 pm

his music speaks to me because he has a hat and an old car while he stares at his mom to tell her that he will NOT be home for supper

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CK

October 25th, 2012
7:47 am

david c has it right, this stuff is like oatmeal with nothing to flavor it. Bland!

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