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Luke Bryan Tops The Charts For The Fourth Time With 'What Makes You Country'



Luke Bryan has landed the number one spot again on the Billboard 200 charts for his latest album, What Makes You Country. The country crooner knocked Taylor Swift's Reputation to second place.

Bryan grabbed his fourth number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts in the week ending Dec. 14. The country superstar released his album through Capitol Records on Dec. 8 and it has since sold 108,000 copies, of which 99,000 were in traditional album sales.

What Makes You Country usurps Swift's new album Reputation to second place on the Billboard 200. Swift sold under 100,000 copies, including 39 million streams and 68,000 sold as a full album. What Makes You Country currently only has one single, although it may not take long for Bryan to fill the album with new swoon-worthy tunes.

This is not the first time Bryan has grabbed the number one spot on the Billboard 200 charts. His LP Crash My Party and Spring Break...Here to Party, grabbed the top spot in 2013. He continued his lucky streak with his full-length studio album Kill the Lights in 2015. It had 320,000 album sales out of its 345,000 units.

This is definitely a big leap for the new American Idol judge, who debuted his single "All My Friends Say" on the Hot Country Songs chart in 2007 at number 59. In September of the same year, his first album I'll Stay Me landed on the number 24 spot on the Billboard 200, but grabbed the second spot on the Top Country Albums chart.

Bryan follows the footsteps of fellow country singers Thomas Rhett, Shania Twain, and Kenny Chesney, whose albums debuted on the number one spot on the Billboard 200 in 2017. Rhett made it to the top with his album Life Changes in September. Twain came next with Now, her first album in 15 years and Chesney with his album Live In No Shoes Nation

Aside from Bryan and Swift, other artists who made it to the Billboard 200 charts include Ed Sheeran and Pentatonix. Sheeran's Divide remains on the third spot for its 41st week on the chart. The album saw an increase in sales by 2 percent, with 70,000 units sold. The a cappella group Pentatonix comes in fourth with their album Pentatonix Christmas, which sold 67,000 copies, an increase of 1 percent. Rapper Big Sean and producer Metro Boomin grabbed the number five spot with their album Double or Nothing. 

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