Country superstar Blake Shelton’s “Lonely Tonight,” which recently became his 14th consecutive No. 1 single, has now officially been certified Gold by the RIAA. The Academy of Country Music Awards-nominated duet with Warner Bros. Records label mate and friend Ashley Monroe became Shelton’s 19th No. 1 overall and 18th gold-certified single to date (which includes all 14 consecutive No. 1’s).
With “Mean to Me,” CMA New Artist of the Year Brett Eldredge joins a prestigious group of artists who’ve written and recorded three consecutive No. 1 singles from their debut album. Atop this week’s Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and Mediabase/Country Aircheck, “Mean to Me” follows his two other back to back No. 1 singles “Don’t Ya” and “Beat of the Music” off his debut album, Bring You Back. “Wow! First #1, my life was changed, second #1, it got even better and now to close out an album with a third #1, it’s a dream come true,” said Eldredge.
The folks over at Taste of Country caught the vibe immediately when they heard the latest single from Warner Bros. Records recording artist Ashley Monroe: “Fans can hear Ashley Monroe smiling as she sings her new song ‘On to Something Good.’”
Earning one RIAA certification is thrilling for any artist. Earning three in one day? Atlantic Records recording artist Hunter Hayes has a hard time even describing the feeling.
“As a musician, you always hope your songs connect, whether it’s with one person or 100 people or even thousands,” said Hayes. “To know that this many people went out and bought these songs and are playing my music – it’s the best feeling in the world. It means we’re in this together, and I’m so grateful for that.”
Forget everything you think you know about Gloriana. Most of what’s out there about the Emblem / Warner Bros. Records trio is based on misconception, gossip, and confusion.
As Gloriana’s new single, the fiery, fist-shaking “Trouble,” climbs into the Top 30 and the trio prepares to release its third album later this year, Rachel Reinert and Tom and Mike Gossin had their phenomenal early success soured by personal turmoil and lineup troubles. But the journey to overcome those problems has left them better bandmates, songwriters and, most important, friends.
Blake Shelton has continued his historic run atop the charts, this time bringing a friend along for the ride.
Shelton’s duet with Warner Bros. Records label mate and close friend Ashley Monroe hit No. 1 this week on both the Billboard and Mediabase country charts. It’s Shelton’s 14th consecutive chart-topper in both polls, a genre record in the monitored airplay era and Monroe’s first No. 1. Shelton now has 19 total No. 1 hits to date.
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of WMG and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Nashville and Word Entertainment.