January 11, 2012 03:00 PM by Lisa Princ
As fans gear up for the new season of American Idol on FOX, last season’s winner, Scotty McCreery is busy celebrating his achievements. Scotty’s debut album, Clear As Day, was just certified platinum, and that is not the only honor that the country crooner picked up. Read on for the scoop!
American Idol’s season ten winner, Scotty McCreery has just got a taste of what success feels like when his debut album, Clear As Day was certified platinum recently. Clear As Day has sold over one million copies, in just three months since it’s release, which also makes Scotty’s debut album one of the biggest selling American Idol debut albums. What does Scotty McCreery have to say about this? Scotty is elated, as he said: “It means the world to me. It’s one of the highest honors you can get with your album and it’s a huge testament to the loyalty of country music fans and how great they have been to me this year. 2011 was absolutely an incredible, life-changing year for me. I want to say a huge thanks to the fans for this.”
But that is not the only honor for Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day also raked in the highest sales of any country solo album released last year, and taking the number one spot with his debut, Scotty became the youngest male in history to open at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with a debut release. Scotty McCreery went on to gush: “Never in a million years did I dream that the album would go platinum. It’s wild! It’s going to take me a few months or years to really wrap my head around it.”
Congratulations to Scotty McCreery on this achievement! We look forward to more record-breaking sales from the young country star in the future!
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