August 31, 2009 - Reba McEntire has added yet another page to the country music history books this week as her latest album Keep On Loving You, her first new studio album in six years, debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top Country and the Top 200 Album charts.
Keep On Loving You is Reba's first studio album to take the top position on the Billboard Top 200, the chart that tracks album sales for all genres of music, not just country. And the album is the highest debut from a female country artist so far in 2009.
When it comes to breaking records, Reba has outdone herself this time. Reba now holds the record as the female artist with the most #1 albums on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, having earned 11 #1 albums since the launch of the chart on January 11, 1964. Reba had previously shared the title with Loretta Lynn with 10 albums.
"I have had a blast w orking with my new Valory Music Co. team, along with my Starstruck family, on this record," said Reba who learned of her #1 history-making status this past week, while in LA for a host of television tapings, via a phone call from label President & CEO Scott Borchetta. "To have this success at this time of my life and career means everything to me."
Reba's Keep On Loving You also marks a major milestone for country music as a genre. The album's #1 status marks the third consecutive country album to top the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. Reba rounds out the trio of Sugarland and George Strait whose new albums achieved #1 status in the previous two weeks. Reba's #1 album this week marks the first time in history that three country albums have topped the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in a row.
For a unique behind the scenes look at Reba in action, fans can watch the streaming presentation of her GAC special REBA ON THE SET online now. The show takes fans on the set with Reba, video director Trey Fanjoy and the entire cast and crew as they bring her latest smash hit song to life in the video for "Strange". Click her to watch the show now »