Singer Songwriter Zach Bryan Takes Rock Music Back To Number 1 With Billboard Topping Album
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In an exciting turn of events, the Billboard 200 albums chart has finally crowned a rock album as number one, ending a drought of more than a year. This momentous achievement is thanks to singer-songwriter Zach Bryan, whose new self-titled album has stormed the charts, debuting at the coveted top spot with an impressive 200,000 equivalent album units sold.
What makes this accomplishment even more noteworthy is the fact that Billboard categorizes Bryan’s latest release as both rock and country. This dual classification makes it the first time a rock album has secured the No. 1 position since Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Unlimited Love achieved the feat back in April 2022.
On the country front, it’s the third genre title to achieve the pinnacle of the Billboard 200 in 2023 and stands as the fifth-largest debut streaming week for a country album in history.
Bryan’s journey to the top of the charts has been nothing short of remarkable. His previous album, American Heartbreak, released last year, reached a respectable peak at No. 5. Since then, the Navy veteran turned music sensation has continued to climb the ladder of success.
As further evidence of his growing stardom, he’s set to embark on a North American stadium tour next summer, with tickets already available for eager fans.
It’s also worth noting that Bryan’s collaboration with Kacey Musgraves on the song “I Remember Everything” earned the prestigious title of “Song of the Week,” further solidifying his position as a rising star in the music industry.