While celebrating four back-to-back No. 1 hits last week, Capitol’s Luke Bryan was surprised by UMG Nashville Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan with the news that his record-breaking album, Crash My Party is now RIAA-certified Double Platinum.
Crash My Party debuted Aug. 2013 at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart selling over 528,000 right out of the gate. The album contains the title track “Crash My Party,” a double platinum-selling, three-week No. 1; “That’s My Kind of Night,” a double platinum-selling, No. 1; “Drink A Beer,” a platinum-selling three-week No. 1; and “Play It Again,” a platinum-selling four-week No. 1.
With a fourth straight week atop Billboard’s Country Airplay tally with “Play It Again,” the Georgia native surpasses his previous best No. 1 run, set when “Crash My Party” held the top spot for three consecutive weeks in July of last year. No solo act had stayed on top for four weeks since Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” wrapped a four-week stand in August 2011.
In addition to the unprecedented four weeks at No. 1 on the country music radio airplay charts, current single “Play It Again” is the top song on the Slacker Top 40 – an all-genre chart pulled from total plays, shares and likes across all listeners on the digital streaming service, Slacker.com. Bryan is the first country artist ever to top the chart.
Bryan is currently out on his That’s My Kind of Night Tour.