Touts Five Different Songs Playing Across Five Radio Formats as “I Hope” Tops Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for Three Consecutive Weeks & “The Good Ones” Takes Hold at Country Radio
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ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee Gabby Barrett continues her reign as “Country’s new queen of comeuppance” (PEOPLE) this week with more headline-worthy career milestones.
Atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for the third consecutive week, “I Hope,” her 2X PLATINUM chart-topper and “one of the biggest smashes of the year” (Forbes) continues its rule as “a streaming tsunami” (HITS). Barrett became the only female with a debut solo single to top the chart since 2006 with the achievement, following Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel.”
“I Hope” – praised by CMT as a “captivating drama” – is the most-streamed Country song of the year, and a dynamite crossover hit at Top 40 & Hot AC Radio with its version featuring Charlie Puth soaring, while sophomore Country radio single “The Good Ones” is tracking steadily across the format. Radio achievements continue to pile up, as Barrett has five different songs – all from her full-length debut GOLDMINE – spinning across five different formats, ranging from “Got Me” featuring Shane & Shane at Christian stations like SiriusXM’s “The Message” and Music Choice’s Contemporary Christian channels to “Rose Needs A Jack” at SiriusXM’s “The Highway.”
Breaking out as “the year’s top new artist” (Country Aircheck), Barrett became the first female Country artist ever to top 10 MILLION single week streams with 11.3 MILLION streams earlier in 2020. GOLDMINE earned the most first week debut album streams of any Country act in history, following her historic #1 “I Hope,” the first debut single from a solo female to top Country radio charts since 2017 and the youngest debut single to summit in over two decades.
Ascending to new heights, Barrett was recently appointed as an Amazon Music Breakthrough artist, one of six breaking acts chosen worldwide and the only Country act in the program. Today, the “Chartbreaker” will go live on Billboard’s Facebook page here at 1pm ET/12pm CT to perform a handful of hits and interact with fans, raising money to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
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Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is setting the trend. With her debut single “I Hope,” Barrett became the first-ever female artist with a Country song to log over 10 MILLION on-demand streams in a single week with 11.3 MILLION, adding to her over 400 MILLION on-demand streams. The "lightning-in-a-bottle single" (PEOPLE) raced to #16 on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart, making history as the first solo female debut single to reach Country radio’s summit since 2017 and the youngest artist to debut with a #1 in over two decades. Spotlighted as an Amazon Music Breakthrough artist, Radio Disney's Next Big Thing, a Billboard "Chartbreaker" and a SiriusXM + Pandora All-Genre and Country Artist to Watch, she continues to rise through the ranks as “country music's rising star” (E!). “A voice you must hear,” (The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) the ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee has opened for Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Chris Lane, Dustin Lynch, Jake Owen, Bebe Rexha, Cole Swindell, Sugarland, and Carrie Underwood. Her debut album, GOLDMINE, is out now, featuring sophomore single “The Good Ones” and a crossover remix of “I Hope” featuring Charlie Puth.