Lambert debuts in first with "Revolution"
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
– Miranda Lambert's "Revolution" will be number one when the charts are out Thursday. Selling 65,875 units, this joins Lambert's previous two releases which also debuted at the very top of Billboard's Country Albums Chart, making her one of three country artists in SoundScan history whose first three albums all landed there.
Lambert surged to the top, taking over for Taylor Swift's "Fearless."
Lambert's first CD, "Kerosene," sold 39, 739 debut week and with a 25-percent increase, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" sold 52,993. With 68, 875 first week, "Revolution" showed a 23-percent increase from "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and 42-percent increase from "Kerosene."
"I'm so excited the fans are loving this record as much as I do," said Lambert. "I know everyone says they are proud of the album they make but I feel this one is so special I can hand it to my idols, hold my head up and say 'Here, this is all of me. I hope you like it.'"
Lambert appears on 19 additional dates in 2010 of Brad Paisley's "American Saturday Night " tour.
Jan. 7 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Jan. 8 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Arena
Jan. 9 Wichita, KS InTrust Bank Center
Jan. 14 Sioux City, IA Tyson Center
Jan. 15 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Jan. 16 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Jan. 21 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
Jan. 22 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
Jan. 23 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Feb. 4 Tupelo, MS Bancorp South Arena
Feb. 5 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
Feb. 6 Biloxi, MS Mississippi Coast Coliseum
Feb. 18 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center
Feb. 19 Fresno, CA SaveMart Center
Feb. 20 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
Feb. 21 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
March 4 Greenville, SC BiLo Center
March 5 Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena
March 6 Charleston, SC Charleston Coliseum
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