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Jason Aldean’s ‘Night Train’ Rolls to Top of Billboard Top 200

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Jason Aldean‘s latest release, ‘Night Train,’ has rolled into the top slot on the ‘Billboard’ Top 200 chart, marking the singer’s first debut atop the all genres chart.

The ‘Take a Little Ride’ singer’s highly-anticipated fifth album sold 409,303 copies in its first week, which also makes ‘Night Train’ the second-highest debut album of the year in all genres of music. Only Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ moved a larger number of units in its first week, with 600,000 copies sold.

“This past week was beyond anything I ever expected,” Aldean said in a statement. “The ‘Night Train’ has already been a crazy ride for me.  We flew around making TV appearances and stadium announcements all over the country, fueled by little more than coffee and adrenaline… so many fans jumped on board with us, and I couldn’t be more thankful. I’m really looking forward to finishing out the tour this weekend and getting back to Nashville for the CMAs next week.”

Next week could very well be the crowning moment in a series of triumphs for Aldean. He has already announced a set of stadium shows slated for 2013, with performances at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Boston’s Fenway Park and University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium scheduled. On Thursday (Nov. 1), Aldean will compete for three trophies at the CMA Awards, including the coveted top prize: Entertainer of the Year. The CMA Awards will air at 8PM ET on ABC.

Next: See 10 Things You Didn't Know About Jason Aldean

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