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Mitchell Tenpenny Achieves Country’s Biggest New Artist Debut Of 2018
Breakthrough singer/songwriter Mitchell Tenpenny achieves the biggest new artist debut of 2018 this week. On Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, Tenpenny makes his first album entry by amassing 20,000 units of his Telling All My Secrets (Riser House/Columbia Nashville), the best first-week showing for a major label country debut album this year.
This week’s second-highest charting non-seasonal country album, Telling All My Secrets claims No. 5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (total album equivalent consumption) and No. 1 on Nielsen Music’s Top Current Country Albums chart (traditional album sales). Released on December 14, Tenpenny’s album features the Gold-certified #1 airplay smash “Drunk Me,” which was lauded by the New York Times as one of the Best Songs of the Year (all genres) and made multiple Amazon Music “Most Played” and “Best Of” year-end lists.
“What an incredible gift I received on Christmas Eve,” remarked Mitchell Tenpenny. “I was so pleasantly surprised with the news that Telling All My Secrets debuted on the Billboard album chart in such a huge way!
Tenpenny emphasized, “I can’t say this enough: What’s happening in my life right now is something I’ve always dreamed about! I have to thank the producers, co-writers, musicians, engineers and mixers on the album, as well as my incredible fans, friends, band members, management, booking agency, record label and publishing company team members.” He added, “I also send a special shout out to country radio, brand partners, music industry supporters, media critics and other artists who have embraced what I do.
“From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate you all for changing my life in 2018!”