Lady Antebellum’s sixth studio album, Heart Break, which was released on June 9, reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums this week.
According to Nielsen Music, Heart Break sold 53,000 equivalent albums (47,000 in pure sales), which was good enough for the No. 4 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200.
Heart Break follows Lady A’s four previous No. 1 albums: Golden (2013), Own the Night (2011), Need You Now (2010) and Lady Antebellum (2008). The trio’s 2014 offering, 747, peaked at No. 2.
After taking a hiatus in fall 2015, Lady A’s Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood got their creative juices flowing by spending about two months together in sunny Florida and Los Angeles last summer. In the process, the Grammy-winning trio created Heart Break, a 13-song offering that was produced by busbee and features a number of well-known songwriters, including Hillary Lindsey, Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally and more.
“When we started working on this record, the goal was to give ourselves some space from the day to day,” said Hillary Scott to Nash Country Daily. “Surrounding ourselves in a new environment with sunny beaches and warm weather really helped free our minds to focus solely on our art. We took some of our favorite writers and other writers we hadn’t worked with before to a new inspiring backdrop, where we were able to just write and soak up the journey.”
Lady A’s recent single, “You Look Good,” is currently No. 12 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 22 weeks.
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