Keith Urban’s eighth studio album not only debuts at the top of Billboard’s country albums chart in the U.S. this week, it’s also number one in his native Australia and in Canada as well. It’s an accomplishment that’s even more significant for the superstar, since the time it took to make the record meant he was already three singles in before its release.
“The 15 months that I spent recording Ripcord was one of the most incredible musical journeys I’ve ever had,” he reflects. “Working with some of the most creative and inspiring musicians to explore and expand my music in the studio was exhilarating. To now see this music connecting with my audience in this way is an extraordinary feeling– it means everything to me.”
Ripcord moved a total of 106,000 units in its first week, enough to finish at number four on Billboard’s all-genre chart. This week, the third single “Wasted Time” becomes Keith’s 36th top ten in a row.
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