No. 1 this week on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart is Kane Brown with his fourth single from his self-titled debut album, “Heaven.” This is just the latest accolade of many impressive achievements—making Brown a rising artist who continues to strengthen his momentum at every turn.
Produced by award-winning producer Dann Huff and written by Shy Carter, Matthew McGinn, and Lindsay Rimes, “Heaven” is Brown’s third track to achieve Platinum or multi-Platinum certification and achieved certification at the quickest pace since Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” in June 2017.
The single has also ascended into the Top 5 of major market country airplay charts and maintains a seven-week stronghold at No. 1 on Nielsen’s On Demand Audio Core Country Streaming chart, while the song’s music video has garnered over 77 million views on YouTube.
Before his Platinum self-titled debut album returned to No. 1 for an 11th week on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week, Brown capped off a multi-layered ACM Awards experience in Las Vegas with a critically-acclaimed performance of his double-Platinum No. 1 hit “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina on the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. An encore ACM Awards performance of “Heaven” can also be viewed exclusively by Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers.
This ACM Awards performance, which received “Best ACM Awards Moments” raves from Billboard, Washington Post, New York Post and Hollywood Reporter among others, marked the first time Brown and Alaina, middle school choir classmates in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia, performed the ACM Awards Vocal Collaboration of the Year nominated “What Ifs” on a TV broadcast.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominations were also announced this week and the RCA Nashville/Zone 4’s artist was nominated for three honors, including Top Country Artist, Top Country Song (“What Ifs,” ft. Lauren Alaina), and Top Country Album (Kane Brown).
Brown’s debut album recently became the sole country album to earn RIAA Platinum certification since its release in December 2016, and he became the first-ever artist to top all 5 Billboard Country Charts earning him a Guinness World Record for becoming the first act to top five U.S. country charts simultaneously.
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