Kane Brown Sets Guinness World Record

Pictured (L-R): Sony Music Nashville’s EVP Marketing/New Business John Zarling, EVP/COO Ken Robold and Chairman/CEO Randy Goodman; Kane Brown; EFG Management’s Martha Earls; Sony Music Nashville’s EVP Promotion/Artist Development Steve Hodges, SVP A&R Jim Catino and SVP RCA Promotion Dennis Reese Photo: Alex Alvga

Kane Brown can add Guinness World Records title holder to his growing list of accolades, since he recently made history by joining the ranks of record setters. Brown recently set the record for and became the first act to top five US country charts simultaneously.

Kane was presented with his official record certificate recently at the Sony Music Nashville office. On Oct. 28, 2017, he became the title holder for the first act to top five US country charts simultaneously, including Top Country Albums (Kane Brown Deluxe Edition); Country Digital Song Sales (“Heaven”); and Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs, and Country Streaming Songs (“What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina).

“It feels awesome to be a Guinness World Records title holder and to be the first artist to achieve this with Billboard,” said Kane on achieving the record. “I remember being in elementary and middle school and looking at the books for all of the records, and I can’t believe my name gets to be in there now.”

To date, Brown’s album has remained at No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Album chart for eight weeks. Since its December 2016 release, his debut has surpassed all country album debuts with the most weeks at No.1 — no other country album has exceeded more than an eight-week run at the top of the chart.

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