DAUGHTRY Soars to #1 on Billboard Top 200
Itâ€™s official: RCA/19 Recordings artist DAUGHTRY has become the multi-format phenomenon of the year, leapfrogging from #4 to the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, selling over 65,000 albums this week as it cements its place as the fastest selling rock debut in Soundscan history.
Debuting on November 21 at #2, DAUGHTRY is also the first rock band release in nearly 20 years - since Bon Joviâ€™s 1988 classic New Jersey - to hit the top spot after debuting below #1 in the Top 10.
Such amazing milestones cap an incredible 9 week span of other unprecedented highlights for the debut artist: A Top Ten single at multiple formats including Top 40 with â€œItâ€™s Not Over,â€ a #1 christening on iTunes, a #1 Debut on VH1â€™s highly rated viewer-voted Countdown show, and a near-sold-out tour that runs through mid-spring. DAUGHTRYâ€™s commanding reign in the radio, digital, and video domains is virtually unparalleled for a rock newcomer. Competing with a flurry of â€˜Super Tuesdayâ€™ releases during its opening week, (Jay-Z, The Beatles, Johnny Cash and others) DAUGHTRY has proven to be music fansâ€™ most popular and enduring currency, delivering what one critic has called the most â€˜contemplative, explosive, insistent,(and) honest as it is accessibleâ€™ record released this year.
Fronted by rocker Chris Daughtry, the albumâ€™s kick-off single vaulted into the Top tier of virtually every format and radio playlist across the country - currently Top 10 at both Top 40 and Hot Adult Contemporary and rocketing into the Top 20 at Active Rock. The video for â€œItâ€™s Not Over,â€ debuted at #1 on VH1â€™s viewer-voted VSPOT Top 20 Countdown, with Chris scheduled to make an appearance on MTVâ€™s popular TRL show this Thursday, January 25. DAUGHTRY has also owned the #1 position on iTunes, becoming the most popular new artist of the mobile and digital realm, attracting more than 2 million pageviews to his brand new website www.daughtryofficial.com.
DAUGHTRYâ€™s recently announced 2007 Winter Tour tour kicks off on January 28 at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA, with a much anticipated west coast romp in Los Angeles, CA at the El Rey Theatre on February 1. Fast becoming the hottest rock ticket of the new 2007 concert season, the DAUGHTRY juggernaut will feature special guest Eve to Adam and opening act Cinder Road and run through mid-April, hitting New York City on March 19th. Because of the speed which tickets are selling out, DAUGHTRY is also making a small pool of tickets available to registered members of his website. Log on for details.
Fans looking to catch Chris Daughtry talk about his upcoming tour and other news can tune into TRL on MTV this Thursday at 3:30 pm, Eastern Standard Time.