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Eric Church Secures Billboard’s Top Spot with The Outsiders

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According to Nielsen SoundScan, Eric Church earned his second #1 album on the Billboard Charts with The Outsiders for the week ending February 16th. With sales of 288,000, Church marked the biggest sales week of the year and the biggest since Beyonce released her self-titled album back in December.

This is not the first time that Eric Church has debuted in the top slot. His last studio album, Chief, also debuted in Billboard’s top spot back in 2011. The Outsiders marks the biggest sales for a country album since Luke Bryan released Crash My Party back in August 2013.

Way to go, Eric!

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Eric Church To Top The Billboard Charts?

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Billboard Magazine will be officially publishing their Top 200 Albums Chart tomorrow, but speculation is already abound that Eric Church will be claiming the top spot for The Outsiders! If this happens, he’d be leading the way for country music to have the biggest sales week for an album in the past six months.

Estimates for sales are already out there, but keep an eye on KIC and we’ll make sure to post the official numbers tomorrow! Could be Eric will be nipping on the heels of Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

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Scotty McCreery Is Number One

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It has been an epic week for Scotty McCreery.

The American Idol turned the big 18 and hosted a birthday bash and CD release party over the weekend with friends and fans in Raleigh, NC. At the celebration, Mercury Nashville and Interscope Records presented McCreery with his first gold record for his single, “I Love You This Big.” The song has sold 500,000 digital copies in four months.

To top it off, McCreery now has the number one album in the country and is setting some new records with his current reign. His debut album, Clear As Day, tops the Billboard 200 Chart in its first week. With sales of 197,000, McCreery is the youngest male ever to top the 200 chart with a debut album and the first country act to debut at number one with their first album.  He is also the first American Idol winner since Ruben Studdard in 2003 to debut at the number one spot.

Congratulations to Scotty on all of his amazing achievements so far! We look forward to following what we are sure will be a successful career.