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This week, Blake Shelton’s Red River Blue became his first million-selling album.
The country singer’s set, which re-entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 194 with a little more than 2,000 sold for the week (up 12%), according to Nielsen SoundScan, just slipped past the one-million mark. The July 2011 release became his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, when it debuted at the top slot.
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Red River Blue spawned four hit singles on the Country Airplay chart, all of which reached No. 1: “Honey Bee,” “God Gave Me You,” “Drink on It” and “Over.”
In other good news for Shelton, his current album, Based on a True Story, is his fastest-selling release yet. In its 17 chart weeks, it has sold 763,000 copies. Comparatively, Red River Blue, his last studio set, moved just 381,000 in its first 17 weeks.
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Based on a True Story is also outselling his greatest-hits package, Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton (753,000), to become his fourth-biggest seller to date. His latest set’s current single, “Mine Would Be You,” debuted at No. 42 on the Country Airplay chart this week — his 33rd charting effort.
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