Lady Antebellum, contrary to popular belief, never had been a band in the spotlight. That was, however, until their sophomore album Need You Now debuted #1 on the Billboard 200, selling little under 500,000 copies in its debut week. Just four weeks after release, it was certified platinum.
However, this wasn't the end. The band then went on to the 2011 Grammys, becoming the top winners of the night and taking home 5 gold gramophones, and Need You Now became the most awarded crossover album in recent times. They had truly made it to the top of country music, becoming the most recognized band (and arguably the best).
Even before their multiple Grammy accolades, Hilary, Charles and Dave were hard at work recording their third studio album, Own the Night. In May 2011, they released their first single off the new album, Just a Kiss, which rapidly became a commercial success.