Lady Antebellum is a lot bigger than you may think. The country trio's sophomore album, Need You Now, sold 481,000 copies in its first week, which is more than such titans as Dave Matthews Band, The Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson and Jay-Z sold in any one week in the past year. In all of 2009, only three albums sold more copies in one week: Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream, Eminem's Relapse and (by just a hair) U2's No Line On The Horizon.
Lady Antebellum is only the fourth country group or duo ever to land a #1 album on The Billboard 200. It follows Dixie Chicks, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland. The trio performed the poignant title song from the new album on Sunday night's Grammy telecast.
The group's sales achievement this week is especially noteworthy because sales are traditionally slow in January and February, when people are still tapped out from Christmas shopping. Need You Now had the biggest sales total for any week in January or February since 2005, when The Game's TheRead More »from Week Ending Jan. 31, 2010: Lady A Rates An A