BRETT YOUNG CELEBRATES PLATINUM MILESTONES FOR ALL FOUR SINGLES AND DEBUT ALBUM
Nashville, TN – July 26, 2018 – ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year Brett Young celebrated his ongoing PLATINUM success with friends, family and industry supporters including BMLG President and CEO Scott Borchetta and BMLG Records President Jimmy Harnen last night just outside of Nashville. The hitmaker added his debut self-titled album and Top 5-and-rising single “Mercy” to a bolstering list of accolades, both crossing the 1 million mark in total consumption. The PLATINUM milestones follow Young’s first three singles: “Sleep Without You” (PLATINUM), “In Case You Didn’t Know” (3X PLATINUM) and “Like I Loved You” (PLATINUM). Brett performed the compelling tunes and offered a surprise preview of the first single off his upcoming sophomore album, “Here Tonight,” for his special guests.
“It was surreal being back where I first signed my record deal and seeing how much has happened since then,” Young said. “It’s crazy to think just three years ago I was in the same place just getting started with my team. I wrote this album from such a vulnerable and honest place, so it means the world that these songs have connected with people the way they have. The time has flown by, and I can’t wait to share the new music with fans soon.”
Brett Young’s “soothing, approachable” (New York Times) self-titled debut album became an instant success upon its release in 2017, dominating the Top 20 on the Country Albums chart for 37 weeks, quickly reaching RIAA PLATINUM Certification. Delivering four consecutive hits, Young became one of Country music’s new class of hitmakers as each single climbed to the top of the charts. Along with the success of his songs, Young’s music videos have added steam with “In Case You Didn’t Know” surpassing 194 million views and “Mercy” spending multiple weeks atop Vevo’s Top Country chart. Drawing in a devoted fan base with his unique voice that is “a gentle and seductive combination of silk and gravel” (All Access), Young has carved out his own lane in both performance delivery and songwriting. Named as the only Country act on Billboard’s Top 10 New Artists, Young continues to impress the genre and beyond with nominations from the ACM, Billboard, Teen Choice, CMT and CMA Awards. Above the industry successes, his relationship with fans found Young selling out every single stop on his debut headlining CALIVILLE TOUR and earning new followers on the road with Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018. For additional information, visit brettyoungmusic.com.
Photo 1: Pictured (L-R): Producer DANN HUFF, BMLG Records President/BMLG EVP JIMMY HARNEN, BRETT YOUNG, BMLG A&R Director LAUREL KITTLESON and BMLG President/CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA.
Photo 2: BRETT YOUNG performs an acoustic set of hits.
Photo credit: Brooke Greenberg
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