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Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Just As I Am’ Sells Over 200K in Debut Week

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Brantley Gilbert is helping country music continue to make its mark on the charts. His newest album ‘Just As I Am’ made a huge splash in its first week. He sold a whopping 211,000 copies of the record and landed at No. 2 on the Billboard chart.

The singer’s fans, appropriately named BG Nation, helped Gilbert’s third studio album climb very quickly, only falling to Coldplay‘s newest album ‘Ghost Stories.’ They sold 383,000 copies. Gilbert did so well that he’s responsible for the second largest week for a country act this year. Eric Church‘s ‘The Outsiders’ is the only country album that has done better in 2014.

It’s also a big day for Gilbert because this is his very first time receiving a No. 1 album on the Top Country Albums chart. According to Billboard, only three country artists have sold over 200K in the first week since the beginning of 2013 – Gilbert, Church and Luke Bryan‘s ‘Crash My Party.’ Bryan’s album sold 528,000K.

‘Just As I Am’ is the follow-up to “Halfway to Heaven.’ That album reached one million sales in April. Since he joined the Valory Music Group he’s had three No. 1 singles including ‘Bottoms Up’ from this new album.

Gilbert’s big sales week comes after he led a promotional Harley Davidson tour which ended at Arlington National Cemetery. He rode his hog through 11 cities — only stopping for the Indy 500, concerts and events at a few retailers.

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