Music Industry News Network [11-08-2017]
BMG Scores Record Top 10 Chart Tally
BMG has scored four simultaneous Top 10 chart hits in the US, its highest tally in a single week since entering the record business four years ago.
Big K.R.I.T.'s acclaimed new double album 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time (BMG) claims his third Top 10 album debuting at number two Independent Albums, number three Digital Albums, number five Album Sales, number four Rap Albums, number five R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and number seven on the Billboard 200.
Hollywood Undead's new studio album FIVE (BMG) debuts at number three on the Independent Albums chart, Number One Hard Rock Albums, number two Alternative Albums, number three Rock Albums, number four Digital Albums, number seven Album Sales, and number 22 on the Billboard 200. Hollywood Undead's first four videos from FIVE have now amassed over 15 million combined views. The band is currently in the middle of a North American tour in support of FIVE.
BBR Music Group's new Granger Smith release When The Good Guys Win (Wheelhouse Records/BMG) debuts at number four Independent Albums, number two Country Albums, number 11 Digital Albums, number 12 Album Sales, and number 29 on the Billboard 200. When The Good Guys Win follows his last studio album Remington that included the gold-certified Number One ‘Backroad Song' and Top 5 hit ‘If The Boot Fits'. The current single ‘Happens Like That' continues to climb the Country Airplay chart now breaking into the Top 25.
Hanson's new Christmas album Finally It's Christmas (S-Curve/BMG) debuts at number six Independent Albums, number three Holiday Albums, number 21 Digital Albums, number 25 Album Sales, and number 80 on the Billboard 200. Finally It's Christmas reunites the band with co-producer Mark Hudson (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osborne, Ringo Starr) who also collaborated on the band's beloved Christmas release Snowed In. The group is currently nearing the end of their sold-out Middle Of Everywhere World Tour wrapping up shows in the US, Canada, and UK.
BMG US President Repertoire & Marketing Zach Katz said, "Four simultaneous Top 10 hits is an incredible milestone for our recordings business. Significantly they are all in quite different genres. What started as a concept to be the solution for modern day recording artists has grown into a proven ecosystem where artists are partners in their own success. I would like to congratulate Big K.R.I.T., Hollywood Undead, Granger Smith and Hanson on their achievements. We are truly proud to be working with them."
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