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Kenny Chesney’s Welcome To The Fishbowl Debuts at No. 1

Posted By Sarah Wyland On June 28, 2012 @ 2:54 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled


Kenny Chesney's 2012 album, Welcome To The Fishbowl. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Kenny Chesney’s [2] new album, Welcome To The Fishbowl, has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart after selling more than 193,000 units. This is Kenny’s eleventh consecutive album to debut at No. 1. The album also debuted at No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Chart, beat out only by pop star Justin Bieber’s new album.

Read our review of Kenny Chesney’s Welcome To The Fishbowl >> [3]

First week sales of Welcome To The Fishbowl passed first week sales of his last three albums, including the critically acclaimed Hemingway’s Whiskey which produced five No. 1 singles and a Top 5 hit. “This dramatic increase in sales is a real testament to the strength of his new music, as well as the continued momentum of his career at every level,” Gary Overton, Sony Music Nashville Chairman & CEO, said.

Welcome To The Fishbowl has already produced a Top 10 hit with “Feel Like A Rock Star,” Kenny’s duet with Tim McGraw [4]. His current single, “Come Over,” is one of the fastest rising singles of Kenny’s career. Kenny celebrated album release week with a free, live streaming concert as part of the American Express ‘Unstaged’ series as well as performances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and The Today Show.

Kenny wrapped up release week with stadium performances in Nashville and Charlotte on the Brothers of The Sun Tour. Tune in to GAC Thursday, July 12 at 10/9c to see our exclusive special, Backstory: Kenny Chesney [5], for a revealing look at Kenny’s life and career! Watch a sneak peek >> [5]

Check out our Brothers of the Sun Tour section [6] for exclusive interviews and more with Kenny, Tim and tour special guest Jake Owen [7]. You can also check out our Brothers of the Sun Tour photo gallery to see some of the tour’s most memorable moments. See Photos >> [8]

Kenny is currently on the cover of Men’s Health Magazine and People Country, with recent features in USA Today, People Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, TV Guide and more. He can be seen on ESPN’s latest “This is SportsCenter” commercial and will take part in NBC’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.

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[2] Kenny Chesney’s: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_kenny_chesney

[3] Read our review of Kenny Chesney’s Welcome To The Fishbowl >> : http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2012/06/12/gac-album-review-kenny-chesneys-welcome-to-the-fishbowl/

[4] Tim McGraw: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_tim_mcgraw

[5] Backstory: Kenny Chesney: http://www.gactv.com/gac/shows_spl/episode/0,3038,GAC_26200_83637,00.html

[6] Brothers of the Sun Tour section: http://www.gactv.com/gac/pac_ctnt/text/0,,GAC_26058_105246,00.html

[7] Jake Owen: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jake_owen

[8] See Photos >> : http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,3028,GAC_26071_6051344_01,00.html

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