Jason Aldean takes the "Night Train" to No. 1

Jason Aldean performs during the 2012 CMA Music Festival - Day 1 at LP Field on June 7, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Getty

Jason Aldean scored the No. 1 album this week with "Night Train," which sold 409,000 copies, according Billboard, citing Nielsen SoundScan figures.

It marks Aldean's first No. 1 album on Billboard's Top 200 chart. It's also the second-largest debut of 2012, behind only Mumford & Sons' "Babel," which moved 600,000 in its first week.

"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."

Aldean will perform at the Country Music Association Awards next Thursday in Nashville.

As for the rest of this week's Billboard album chart, "Babel" fell to No. 2, and Brandy debuted at No. 3 with "Two Eleven."

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