Lady Antebellum earns their fifth debut at the No. One position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with their critically acclaimed sixth studio album Heart Break, after moving over 53,000 units upon release. Additionally the “buoyant album” (Entertainment Weekly) immediately skyrocketed to the Top 10 on iTunes charts in 15 countries around the world, including UK, Ireland, Scotland, Canada and South Africa where their You Look Good World Tour stops later this year.
“Over the last 10 years, Lady A has helped redefine the reach and sound of Country Music,” said Cindy Mabe, President of Universal Music Group Nashville. “Their new album Heart Break sounds like nothing they’ve done before, yet those magical harmonies are instantly familiar. As Heart Break debuts at No. One this week, the band’s fifth No. One album, I am reminded how their music and touring has traveled the world and connected everywhere. From touring internationally this year with stops planned from Europe to South Africa, their reach is shown with Top 10 iTunes debuts in numerous global markets. I’m continuously blown away with how this band and their music connect. Across the world, Heart Break adds to Lady A’s already impressive career – amassing more than 18 million in total units worldwide, 34 million tracks sold and closing in on two billion streams.”
With a “winning envelope-pusher that mixes sexy horns and brassy R&B dancefloor grooves” (Stereoboard), Lady A’s Top 10 hit “You Look Good,” left a mark on critics as the first offering from the “country juggernaut” (Paste) group’s “personal new album” (Huffington Post). Critics alike agree Heart Break “pushes the envelope in some subtle ways” with its “Mumford-country recollection of innocence” (Noisey).
“It’s the dream of countless ambitious country-pop performers to arrive at songs, sensibilities and sounds that hit a certain sweet spot. Ideally, the music will serve their native genre well, but also be irresistible to broader audiences.” – NPR
“Reignited the group’s creative spark, leading to an expanded pallet on Heart Break that mixes soul, R&B, and some poppier elements.” – Paste
“New tracks that range from sweet melodies to heart-filled ballads.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“The group hasn’t lost any of their mojo in the interim.” – Billboard
“A heartfelt expression of the different love languages shared among spouses, significant others, families, friends and with oneself.” – CMT
“Classy melange of feelgood toe-tappers and seductive ballads, many of which will provide the perfect soundtrack for couples.” – Stereoboard
“Weaving themes of heartbreak and young love paired with upbeat melodies and soft ballads, the group manages to keep their signature sound while sounding as refreshed as ever. – Taste of Country
“Blend their voices and their pathos with an insidious, Buckingham Nicks sort of prickly ease.” – The Ringer
“With tales of broken hearts and small-town living…it’s a contagious, wide-reaching statement.” – Vulture
“Took a Jimmy Buffet approach to making Heart Break” and “if measured by the variety and depth of their music, that beach time was well spent.” – USA Today
Heart Break follows more than 18 million units, seven GRAMMY awards, nine No. One hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row, and countless other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. As Lady A continues to play new music on their You Look Good World Tour, “it’d be tough to find a more entertaining live act than Lady Antebellum” as they are “having the time of their lives, which was simply irresistible” (Country Standard Time). For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.