Scotty McCreery’s album goes platinum

Current “American Idol” champ Scotty McCreery‘s album “Clear As Day” has been certified platinum.

That means the country crooner has sold more than 1 million copies — and in just three months after its release.

“It means the world to me,” Scotty said. “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.”

The Idol winner has maintained some of his young modesty, despite his recent success.

“Never in a million years did I dream that the album would go platinum in three months,” he said. “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.”






  1. Congrats to Scotty…I wish him all the best…however…I am hoping that a different genre take the reins this year…perhaps a “Rocker” Can’t wait for the new season to begin…Whoo Hoo 🙂

  2. Way to go, Scotty! Another reason to love the current judges. If Simon had still been there, Scotty would never had made it to the top twenty-four. He hates country music and would have shredded him. I’m so happy for Scotty.

  3. Congrats to Scotty, I agree that I hope the winner is of a different genre this year. I hope since the winner of the X Factor is a girl, that maybe finally there can be a female Idol winner after four seasons of not having one, though it depends on the girls that are put through to the live shows by the judges and if there is a girl that the teenyboppers will text vote for as I don’t think that they will be changing the voting system.

  4. well done Scotty, way to go #wish he would marry Lauren now that his career is on its way #justmycrazywish ^_^ i mean they seemed happy together…haha

    • They’re both too young. He’s 18, she’s 16 {I believe]. Scotty has said she’s like a sister to him. He has his head on straight and marriage must be very far from his thoughts. Besides, that would be a career killer for him.

  5. Major coup: the Super Bowl will go country this year with Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Not only country hit makers, but all with ties to musical reality shows. That’s kinda big.

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