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Shelton reaches the top again

Monday, June 13, 2011 – Blake Shelton chalked up his fourth consecutive number one song on the Billboard chart, Country Aircheck / Mediabase chart with Honey Bee, making it his fastest rising single-to-date.

Shelton assumed the top spot from Keith Urban's Without You. Honey Bee was third on last week's charts.

In 10 weeks, the song hit the top of the charts with nearly 1 million in digital single sales. Shelton holds the record for the fastest selling digital single to be certified gold by the R.I.A.A. by a country male. This was Shelton's ninth number one single.

The single is off Shelton's eighth studio album, "Red River Blue." The album, produced by Scott Hendricks, drops July 12. Honey Bee sold more than 138,000 digital singles in its first week and follows his three consecutive number 1 hits: Who Are You When I'm Not Looking, All About Tonight and Hillbilly Bone.

Tracks on the CD are:
1. Honey Bee
2. Ready To Roll
3. God Gave Me You
4. Get Some
5. Drink On It
6. Good Ol' Boys
7. I'm Sorry
8. Sunny In Seattle
9. Over
10 Hey
11. Red River Blue

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