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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.
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.
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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