Luke Bryan’s sixth studio album, What Makes You Country, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
According to Nielsen Music, What Makes You Country sold 107,000 equivalent albums in its first week, which was good enough to best Taylor Swift’s Reputation (99,000 units) on the all-genre chart.
“So much thought goes into creating new music and I really try to write and find songs that I feel are staying true to me while staying fresh and fun,” says Luke. “I try and imagine people singing along in their cars or with me at my shows. To have What Makes You Country go number one is so exciting and rewarding for me, my team and my fans. It drives me to keep working harder and growing. Thank you so much for these opportunities.”
Produced by Jeff Stevens and Jody Stevens, What Makes You Country features 15 songs, seven of which were co-written by Luke, including the title track. The album’s lead single, “Light It Up,” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart last week.
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