Nashville, TN – Nov. 9, 2012 – Although winter storms and airport closures kept the group from traveling to New York City to accept in person last night, GRAMMY winning country trio Lady Antebellum received Billboard’s Breakthrough Award at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards for their headlining Own The Night 2012 World Tour.
From their sold out Own The Night 2012 World Tour date last night in Columbia, MD, country music trio Lady Antebellum won the Billboard Music Award for Top Country Artist beating out heavyweights Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and the Zac Brown Band for the title.
A big congratulations to Lady A on their third album, Own The Night, topping the Billboard 200 chart at NUMBER ONE! This is Lady A's second number one album on Billboard's 200 chart and they are only the third country group to have achieved such success. Lady A thanks all of their amazing fans and biggest supporters, and shares this incredible success with them all!
"Just A Kiss," the lead single off the trio's upcoming album, Own The Night, has taken the number one spot on the Billboard Country Singles Chart and has also earned Platinum certification. "Just A Kiss" also holds its third week at number one on the Billboard Canada country chart.
Lady A takes you behind-the-scenes in this week's Webisode.
Lady A takes you behind-the-scenes at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards in episode 150 of Webisode Wednesday.
Be sure to tune-in and catch Lady Antebellum perform their new single "Just A Kiss" LIVE on the 2011 Billboard Music Awards show airing this Sunday, May 22 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
The band is up for 7 Billboard Music Awards. Their nominations include: Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Duo/Group, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album for Need You Now, Top Billboard 200 Album for Need You Now, Top Streaming Song (Audio) for Need You Now, and Top Country Song for Need You Now.
Thank you to the fans and congratulations to Lady Antebellum for claiming the top spot this week on the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts with “Our Kind Of Love,” the third consecutive # 1 from their DOUBLE PLATINUM album Need You Now.