Billboard Updates On Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina and Scotty McCreery

Last week Scotty McCreery hit #1 on the Billboard charts, a first since 2003, with the release of his debut album, Clear As Day. This week he falls back to #4 overall with 88,000 sold, but manages to hold on to #1 in the country charts.

Lauren Alaina had her first week in the charts with her release of Wildflower and managed a very respectable #5 overall. Alaina moved 69,000 copies of her debut and had one single, “Dirt Road Prayer,” in the Top 100 for “Hot Digital Songs.”

This week marked the first time since 2005 that the top two American Idol artists were in the top five spots on Billboard’s charts. Carrie Underwood and Bo Bice were the last pair to accomplish that six years ago.

Kudos to both of these young artists on their post-Idol accomplishments.

Source: Yahoo! Music




  1. Go Scotty! Reminds me of how Bon Jovi took off despite what the critics and nay sayers thought.

  2. Scotty’s syrup-like vocals taste okay the first time around … but. after one hotcake the syrup is mere
    dribble on a less than satisfactory platter. I find
    his vocals monotonous after one or two songs…they
    all begin to sound the same!
    I am glad he is doing well on his first album debut…
    and, I hope that I am wrong about my predicted demise of his current popularity… time will tell!

  3. I think that it is absolutely wonderful that they are starting out so strong! I normally listen to R&B but I puchased both of their CD’s and I am a true fan! Every song on each CD is great! I love it!!!

  4. I bought Lauren’s new CD. Its just ok…..I’m not crazy about old fashion country singing so I passed on Scottys but I must admit…….this might be a first for me……..but I loved Scotty’s rendition of the National Anthem at the 1st game of the World Series…..I LOVED IT……

  5. Sorry guys I thought Scotty’s song was terrible. I heard it on the radio and well it sounded like he didn’t know how to sing the right vocals for the words. I hope the other songs on CD are a lot better. I won’t be buying it. I did buy Lauren’s CD today and I loved everyone of her songs. She knows how to hit the notes. She is a young version of Carrie Underwood. She has a very strong voice. Good luck to both of them.

  6. Blah night! I didn’t watch anything on network TV. I can’t stand country music and I live in Texas.

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