NEON DEBUTS AT NO. 4 ON THE ALL-GENRE BILLBOARD 200 CHART
Nashville, TN (July 20, 2011)…Over the last week more than 72,000 Chris Young fans confirmed their favorite color is NEON! The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter’s just-released third album sold more than 72,000 copies in its opening week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Declared by USA Today as “one of country’s most reliable hitmakers,” Chris Young’s NEON debuts at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and #4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking the singer’s top sales chart position ever.
After learning the news of his album debut, Young shares: "I am completely blown away by the response and am so grateful for my awesome fans who give me the chance to make and share my music every day."
“Tomorrow,” makes the leap to #2 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and Country Aircheck. Young’s RIAA certified GOLD lead single has sold over 615,000 downloads, making it his best-selling digital track to date.
Next up for Young is an appearance on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 27 where he’ll perform songs from the recently released NEON.
NEON is produced by James Stroud and features 10 songs, including 7 that are co-penned by Young. A deluxe version of the album is available at iTunes and features two bonus tracks plus a photo gallery.
ABOUT CHRIS YOUNG: Recently nominated for his first GRAMMY® Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance with his hit, “Gettin’ You Home,” Young is currently out on the road with Jason Aldean on his sold out My Kinda Party Tour. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing relatable, slice-of-life songs, Young has emerged as a fan-favorite with three consecutive #1s at radio. "Tomorrow," the GOLD single from the brand new album NEON, is currently screaming up the country charts. For tour dates and all the latest information on Chris Young, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com and follow him on Twitter @ChrisYoungMusic.