Scotty McCreery Debuts at Number-One

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Scotty McCreery is growing accustomed to finishing in first place.

The talented young country crooner did so on American Idol in May, of course, and now he's done so again on the Billboard Top 200. McCreery's debut album, "Clear as Day," sold 197,000 copies in its first week out, according to Nielsen SoundScan, placing it atop that chart.

"My head is just spinning," Scotty says. "It started out kind of low: They said 100,000 maybe. Then every day I saw the numbers climbing. It's wild: It wasn't a year ago that I was a normal cat, and now I'm number one on Billboard. It's insane, it really is."

McCreery is the first Idol champion to hit number-one with his initial release since Ruben Studdard in 2003.

Lauren Alaina, meanwhile, released her first effort this week and will try to match Scotty's total.


the show was on last night due to the holiday tooomrrw. i haven't seen it yet because we were busy watching ncis and recorded x factor. we'll watch the performance part tonight & then watch the results. sorry you missed it. maybe your cable co has on demand and you can catch the rerun.


he what is scotty mccreery
phone nomber


scotty you are the great, the golden boy, the first, the top of singer, the good boy, that the god love you, and all people love your the great voice.


Congratulations Scotty from New Jersey, we wish you all the best.


Good Luck Scotty Make North Carolina proud I wish you the best of luck and I hope you sell millions of records. I can't wait to lisen to your abulm.

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