Looks like this American Idol winner might actually make it big!
Scotty McCreery has made country chart-topping history with his AI single I Love You This Big (above) by becoming the first highest-charting debut song for a new artist in over 20 years.
The song was released on radio on May 24 and came in at number 32 on the Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. It also shot up to the number one spot on iTunes and number three on Billboard's Digital Songs chart, with 171,404 units sold.
When Scotty heard of the news, he said:
"I am humble and shocked by the news. I can't tell you what it means to me to be on the same charts as my musical heroes. … I continue to be amazed by everything that has happened to me in such a short time."
Savor it now, Scotty. Who knows where this crazy train will take you. If you're lucky, you could possibly have a successful career like previous Idol winners, Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.
Or you could be Justin Guarini. Whomp whomp!
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