15 May KANE BROWN’S “HEAVEN” ASCENDS TO #1 ON COUNTRY AIRPLAY CHARTS
Billboard Music Awards Triple-Nominee Brown Set to Perform His Platinum-Certified
2nd Consecutive Chart-Topping Smash on NBC’s “The Voice” Tuesday, May 15
Multi-Platinum artist Kane Brown’s single, “Heaven,” marks the breakthrough star’s second consecutive #1 smash from his RIAA Platinum-certified self-titled debut album on this week’s Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase’s country airplay charts. “Heaven” follows Brown’s ACM nominated, Multi-Platinum chart-topping single and 2018’s most-streamed song of the year, “What Ifs.” On Tuesday, May 15th, the award-winning singer/songwriter will perform “Heaven” on NBC’s Emmy-award-winning “The Voice,” before heading to the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, where he is a triple-nominee for Top Country Artist, Top Country Album , and Top Country Song for “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina.
Co-written by Matthew McGinn, Lindsay Rimes and Shy Carter and produced by multiple award-winning Dann Huff, “Heaven” maintained a seven-week stronghold at #1 on Nielsen’s On Demand Audio Core Country Streaming chart so far this year. The clip for “Heaven,” directed by Alex Alvga, has tallied more than 95 million YouTube/VEVO video views (watch HERE.) Also, this track is Brown’s third to achieve Platinum or Multi-Platinum certification and it achieved Platinum status at the quickest pace since Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” in June 2017.
Kane Brown has topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart for 11-weeks-and-counting and remains the best new artist country debut of the past four years. He first topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with the release of his self-titled debut album (2016) and again with the release of Kane Brown Deluxe Edition (2017), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and Top 5 on Billboard 200 Charts. That same week, the 24-year-old entertainer made history by becoming the first-ever artist to top all 5 Billboard Country Charts with his breakthrough #1 Top Country Album; #1 debuting Country Digital Song, “Heaven”; and #1 Country Airplay, Hot Country Song and Country Streaming Song, the Double-Platinum “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina, which also garnered a Guinness World Record for becoming the first act to top five U.S. country charts simultaneously.
Additionally, for the period since its release in December 2016, Kane Brown is the sole debut country album to earn RIAA Platinum certification. It also has held the #1 position for the most weeks of any country album since it released. Brown’s debut self-titled album (including “Heaven” and all tracks from the Deluxe Edition) is available HERE.