Kane Brown’s sophomore album, Experiment, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart this week, making him the first male artists in 24 years to debut on top of the Billboard 200 with a sophomore release. The last occurrence, in March 1994, was Tim McGraw’s Not A Moment Too Soon.
Kane also joins joins Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean as the only country artists with Billboard 200 No. 1 album debuts in 2018.
Kane’s hit single “Heaven” became one of only two singles in the past decade to remain Top 5 for 14 weeks or more on the Billboard Country Airplay Charts, and his triple-platinum #1 hit “What Ifs” became the #3 most-streamed country song of all time. Kane also holds 2018’s longest reign on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with 10 weeks at #1 and has hit a total of 12 weeks at #1, the most weeks of any country album released since December 2016. Also, Brown garnered a Guinness World Record for becoming the first act to top five U.S. country charts simultaneously.
I’ll be the first to tell you, I’m not the biggest fan of Kane Brown, but you can’t deny he’s had a big year.