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.