Blake Shelton’s ‘Bringing Back the Sunshine’ Dominates Billboard at No. 1
The record, released Sept. 30, sold 101,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The singer is also the first artist to score a No. 1 album with the word "sunshine" in it, Rolling Stone reports. And not only is the album doing well, but its first single, 'Neon Light,' is Shelton's 21st Top 10 hit on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart.
Shelton's newest offering holds a big change in subject, and despite the word "sunshine," it's a little more gritty -- fewer rainbows and more rain storms.
“My last couple of albums have been so positive because when I made them, I was just getting married. It’s been in this awesome place,” he says. "But after a while, as a country singer, I gotta get back to singing about getting drunk because there’s people out there -- and I've been one of them -- that have had their heart broken, or they've had a tough day at work, or they get stabbed in the back.”