October 13, 2011 12:11 PM by Lisa Princ
Yesterday we reported that American Idol on FOX‘s season ten runner-up, Lauren Alaina‘s new album shot to number one on iTunes, but that fails in comparison to the history that Scotty McCreery’s album just made! What just earned the season ten winner a place in music’s history? Read on to find out!
American Idol’s season ten winner, Scotty McCreery also had his new album “Clear As Day” hit number one on iTunes when it debuted, but Scotty has officially made history with his album on the Billboard 200 chart. Scotty McCreery’s “Clear As Day” has hit the number one spot with 197,000 copies sold, in which Billboard states: “Scotty McCreery is the first country act to debut at No. 1 with their first studio album, and at 18-years old, the youngest man to open at the top of the chart with their debut release.”
Scotty McCreery is also the first American Idol to hit number one since 2003 to with their first studio set. Scotty has followed in the footsteps of Kelly Clarkson and Ruben Studdard, and we are guessing this talented youngster will be just as successful as Kelly Clarkson. Scotty McCreery’s album “Clear As Day” also saw the biggest debut sales week of any American Idol winner’s first album since 2008, when David Cook’s self-titled debut album started with 280,000 at number 3. The last two Idol winners have not seen such success as Kris Allen’s 2009 debut landed 80,000/number 11 spot and in 2010, Lee DeWyze’s “Live It Up” gave him 39,000/number 19 spot.
This is great news for Scotty McCreery and his fans! Next week, be sure to look for Lauren Alaina’s album to debut on Billboard, we wonder how well she will do. Have you purchased Scotty McCreery’s new album? If so, how do you like it? Comment and tell us your thoughts below!
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