Blake Shelton Earns Gold Certification for ‘Neon Light’
Blake Shelton has struck gold yet again. The singer's latest hit, 'Neon Light,' from his 'Bringing Back the Sunshine' album, has been certified gold, signifying sales in excess of 500,000 units.
Gold-certified singles are becoming routine for Shelton. All of his previous 11 singles have been certified gold, with many of them earning platinum status, for sales in excess of one million copies, as well.
'Neon Light' was also a record-breaker for the Oklahoma native. The song was his 13th consecutive No. 1 hit, making him the artist with the most consecutive No. 1 songs on the Billboard and Mediabase country charts since the beginning of monitored airplay.
“It’s always exciting to have a No. 1 record, and I’m especially proud of this one, because this song blends the current sound on country radio with the traditional feel that I grew up with,” Shelton says. “It has elements of a song that one of my heroes, Earl Thomas Conley, might have recorded.”
Shelton's 'Bringing Back the Sunshine' album, which is his eighth studio album, landed at No.1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well.
“The whole album is searching for parts of me that I think have ... not gotten lost along the way, but stuff that I haven’t addressed in my music as much as I used to, whether it’s drinking songs, heartbreak songs or songs about how people treat you," he says.
Shelton, who has plenty of practice serving as the host of the ACM Awards for the past five years, will take his hosting skills to a new level. The 'Lonely Tonight' singer has been tapped to host NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' on Jan. 24.
Download 'Bringing Back the Sunshine' here.
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