Lauren Alaina Notches Strong Debut

Lauren Alaina

The first recordings from American Idol finalist Lauren Alaina are scoring big with fans. A compilation album of her performances from the television show ranked No. 9 on the Billboard Digital Albums and Country Albums charts for sales of 10,651 units. She is signed to Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope.

Her single, “Like My Mother Does,” debuted at No. 11 on the Digital Songs chart and No. 20 on the Hot 100 chart for sales of 121,204, making it the highest debut for a second-place finalist in six years.

Lauren will begin recording her debut album this week in Nashville, where she is scheduled for appearances at the CMA Music Festival, CMT Music Awards, City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game, and the Grand Ole Opry.

She will join the American Idols Live tour that begins July 6 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and runs through September. Lauren is also set for a Aug. 12 performance on ABC’s Good Morning America.


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