Trio’s Debut Single “Love Don’t Live Here” and Current Hit “Need You Now” Certified GOLD® by the RIAA “Need You Now” Proving To Be A SMASH Everywhere
NASHVILLE, TN – Nov 18, 2009 – Capitol Records Nashville’s trio and CMAs Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum are enjoying their biggest sales week ever – even after an astounding 83 weeks on the Billboard country albums chart. The group sold 45,228 albums this week (a 130% increase from last week) beating their self-titled Platinum® selling debut album street week number of 43,384 albums sold.
After the group’s passionate CMA Awards performance of “Need You Now,” their current smash and title track of their forthcoming album, the single shot straight to the top of the all-genre digital charts at iTunes and Amazon Mp3 and is Verizon’s #1 selling country ringback and ringtone (#3 ringtone and #2 ringback overall).
The good news kept rolling in for Lady A when the RIAA certified their debut single “Love Don’t Live Here” and their current smash “Need You Now” GOLD® this week. In addition, “Need You Now” is sitting at the top of both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts and is spending its sixth consecutive week at No. one on the Billboard Canada chart.
Lady Antebellum is gearing up for the release of their sophomore album NEED YOU NOW on Jan. 26, 2010. They will finish up a few remaining tour dates through the end of the year and then join megastar Tim McGraw on his “Southern Voice” tour at the beginning of next year. For behind-the-scenes videos from the studio, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Mary Hilliard Harrington
Capitol Records Nashville