Blake Shelton: First Country Artist to Top Billboard’s Artist 100 Chart! (@BlakeShelton)

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After debuting at #1 on The Billboard 200 Album Chart last week with his new albumBRINGING BACK THE SUNSHINEBlake Shelton makes history as the first country music artist to hit #1 on the Billboard Artist 100. The chart, which factors in album and digital song sales, plus radio airplay, saw Blake rise from #19 to #1. Neon Light, the first single from the new album is Top 5 and climbing.

The four-time and reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year has 3 nominations for the upcoming CMA Awards including Entertainer of the Year, which he won in 2012, Male Vocalist and Single of the Year for Mine Would Be You.

He wrapped his sold-out Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014 — including performances at NYC’s Madison Square Garden as well, Chicago’s Wrigley Field Stadium playing to a capacitycrowd of over 40,000 fans as only the fourth country artist to have ever played the iconic 100 year-old ball park andLA’s historic Hollywood Bowl.Celebrating thirteen years since his first single “Austin” hit the top of the country radio charts, Shelton holds 17 No. 1 singles to his credit, recentlybreaking his own record for most consecutive No. 1s atcountry radio. With 12 singles, including five from his last album alone, Shelton hasthe most No. 1’sin a rowon the country radio chartsby any artist.Joining the ranks of the Grand Ole Opry as a member since 2010, Shelton has earned a host of awards and nominations throughout his career, including three new CMA Award nominations this year for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year, along with Song of the Year for “Mine Would Be You.” Shelton will return as a coach for his seventh season of NBCs Emmy winning reality competition series,The Voice, which premieredSeptember 22nd.

  • 3 RIAA certified Platinum albums
  • 5 RIAA certified Gold albums
  • 17 total No. 1 country singles
  • 12 consecutive No. 1 country singles – The only country artist to achieve this in the monitored airplay era
  • 7.6 million albums and 22.8 million singles sold
  • Over 3.5 billion impressions in 2013
  • Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the year – 4 consecutive years
  • 2013 CMA Album of the Year for Based On a True Story
  • Winning coach of NBCs The Voice for 3 out of 6 seasons

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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