Keith Urban Sets New Highs


"Raise 'Em Up" by Keith Urban featuring Eric Church was named CMA Musical Event of the Year live on "Good Morning America" Wednesday from the Bridgestone Arena Plaza in Nashville. Photo Credit: Courtesy PFA

Keith Urban’s 2016 release RIPCORD, which has been #1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart the last two week, is making history yet again propelling Urban into the country music record books.


Urban is one of only two country artists whose 2016 album release was certified platinum by the RIAA. RIPCORD also places Urban as the second country artist (amongst artists with nine or more platinum releases) to currently have every album certified platinum or multi-platinum.  This platinum streak of nine also places Urban at #8 on the all-time list of country artists with consecutive platinum albums.


Upon its release, Urban yet again did what no other male solo country artist in history has been able to do, celebrating a #1 all-genre album chart position simultaneously in the U.S., Australia and Canada.  RIPCORD has also been certified platinum in Australia and Gold in Canada.


RIPCORD has also produced four #1 country radio singles bringing Urban’s career total #1 singles to twenty two (on Mediabase). This also brings his record-breaking, historic run of consecutive Top 10 songs to an incredible 37 and places Urban at #8 on Billboard’s all-time Country Airplay Chart.


Urban’s significance in the streaming marketplace is undeniable, as his worldwide streams have topped 3.4 BILLION, with over 524 million on RIPCORD alone.  His latest #1 song “Blue Ain’t Your Color” has over 160 million streams and it spent 13 weeks as the most-streamed country song.


In Australia, RIPCORD was 2016’s #2 selling album on the all-genre chart behind Adele’s 25.  It spent 27 weeks in the Top 10.  The album also produced Urban’s first Top 10 and over 6.4 million streams. In Canada, with over 29 million streams, RIPCORD has produced four No. 1 country radio singles, all of which have held the No. 1 spot for 3 weeks or more.


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