Blake Shelton just scored his third #1 County Album, fourth if you include his 2010 EP All About Tonight, as Bringing Back the Sunshine moved over 100 thousand copies in it’s first week. That success also gives Shelton his second #1 on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 albums list, after Red River Blue topped the chart in 2011. Blake also becomes just the third country artist in 2014 to achieve that mark, joining Eric Church’s The Outsiders and Miranda Lambert’s Platinum.
The title mentioned #1 three times because Shelton has also become the first country act to reach #1 on the Artist 100 chart. The Artist 100 is a reflection of all of Billboard’s most influential charts that measures sales and airplay, as well as on-line streams and social media mention of the artist. I should mention, Taylor Swift has also reached #1 on the Artist 100, but for now we’ll consider her something other than solely a country act!
Blake is also looking to break his own record of eleven straight #1 singles on the country charts. Well on it’s way is the lead single from Bringing Back the Sunshine, as “Neon Light” is currently in the top 5 and rising. Check out the music video below!