Blake Shelton Sets Record For No.1 Singles On Billboard Country Airplay ChartBy: Tobias Roth - April 4, 2014
He has quickly become one of the most popular and successful male country performers, and Blake Shelton recently set the record for No.1 singles on the Billboard airplay chart for country music.
Blake Shelton is set to co-host the Academy Of Country Music awards along with Luke Bryan, which is set to air on Sunday, April 6th. He also has a big television gig as one of the coaches of The Voice, and his fellow star of the show, Shakira, will be joining him for a duet during the award show.
Shakira recently released her single “Medicine,” which features Blake Shelton, and the song debuted at No. 57 on Billboard’s Country Airplay. It was the 35th time that Shelton had a song on the chart, but only the first for Shakira. The song is featured on Shakira’s self-titled album that was released on March 25th.
This is the first time that Shakira has made an attempt at a country album, but has been around Shelton for the past few years, and may have soaked up some of his music style. Speaking on the new single, she said “When I wrote the song I didn’t know what direction to go in and I did like eight versions. Dance, pop…but I said no, this is a country song.”
In order to break the record for most No.1 hits on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, he had his 11th single make it to the top, for his single “Doin’ What She Likes.” He was previously tied with Brad Paisley, who had 10 No.1 singles from 2005 to 2009.
The Nielsen BDS-based Billboard Country Airplay chart was launched the week of January 20th, 1990. Following behind Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley are Zack Brown Band with seven, and Carrie Underwood and Toby Keith, who both have six.
In addition to his co-hosting duties at this Sunday’s ACM Awards, Blake Shelton is nominated in five different categories including Male Vocalist Of The Year. For a full list of the nominations, check of the ACM Awards website. He is also nominated for Entertainer of The Year, along with his wife, Miranda Lambert, who also received a female vocalist nomination.
After racking up 11 No.1 singles, he may have some momentum heading into the awards show. What awards will Blake Shelton end up getting?
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