Zach Bryan has scored his first ever No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, with his new self-titled project debuting at the top of the prestigious all-genre chart this week.
After Zach Bryan's coveted No. 1 was confirmed, the country-folk songsmith took to Twitter to express his gratitude to fans for helping him to attain this unprecedented accolade, “I love you guys and I appreciate you. This has been an unbelievable year”.
The Billboard 200 announcement follows the surprising but temporary appearance of a new Zach Bryan single, ‘Dead or Grown’, on a number of streaming services over the weekend.
After being promptly taken down, Zach underlined his frustration at this unplanned development, “I did not release a single today lol, terrible people keep taking my old recordings and releasing them for profits on streaming and listens”.
The latter has inevitably garnered the most attention since the record's release, with Zach Bryan's nostalgic Kacey duet, ‘I Remember Everything’, widely expected to become the Oklahoma native's first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.
Either way, the latest Hot 100 chart is once again due to be dominated by the genre, with four out of the top five positions expected by many to be occupied by country artists.
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