Oh that American Idol magic!
Scotty McCreery, the winner of last season's American Idol, is expected to debut his album at number one!
Clear as Day, will debut at #1 on next week’s HITS Album sales chart with between 150-175k.
The only previous Idol winners who can make that claim are first-season champ Kelly Clarkson, whose RCA debut Thankful, went straight to #1 in 2003, and second season winner Ruben Studdard's album Soulful, later that same year. Carrie Underwood didn’t debut at #1 until her second album, Carnival Ride, entered at the top spot in 2007. Daughtry was an Idol runner-up whose second album, 2009’s Leave This Town, debuted at #1.
We still can't believe the sound of Scotty's voice coming out of that singer! It's mind-boggling!
And let us be the first to say — the kid deserves number one and we can't wait to hear the debut!
Congrats, Scotty! Let's hope for a long career!
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