Colton Dixon Debuts at #1, Breaks Soundscan Records

Congratulations to American Idol alum, Colton Dixon. His debut album, The Messenger, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Christian & Gospel album chart #1 Billboard’s Christian & Gospel Digital Album, #1 Billboard’s Christian & Gospel Rock/Alternative Album and 15 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart.

With over 22k record sold, Colton becomes the highest solo new artist debut on the Christian music chart in the history of Soundscan.

Read the press release announcing the good news below:

NASHVILLE, TN, February 6, 2013 — Colton Dixon’s inspiring powerhouse album A Messenger debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Christian & Gospel album chart, #1 Billboard’s Christian & Gospel Digital Album, #1 Billboard’s Christian & Gospel Rock/Alternative Album and 15 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart this week. With over 22,000 units, Colton becomes the highest solo new artist debut on the Christian music chart in the history of Soundscan.

A Messenger, released January 29, 2013 on EMI-CMG/Sparrow Records, is the debut album from Colton Dixon, American Idol Season 11 finalist.  An anthemic pop-rock collection of 11 tracks, the CD has already spawned two chart-topping singles, “Never Gone” and “You Are.” The album showcases the multi-talented singer/songwriter’s trademark balance of vocal tenderness and intensity, his energetic piano playing and, above all, a sense of hope and inspiration.

“You Are,” Colton’s current radio single, hit #1 its first week on the iTunes Christian & Gospel singles chart, Billboard’s Christian Digital Songs, and Christian/Gospel Digital Songs charts.  It currently resides at #5 with a bullet on Nielsen’s Christian Top 40 radio chart.  The fiery anthem was selected as USA Today’s Song of the Week upon its digital release in October.

Seen and heard by more than 360,000 fans during last summer’s American Idol Live Tour across the U.S., Colton Dixon’s uplifting power ballad “Never Gone” was an immediate hit digital single, selling 21,000 units its first week and heading straight to #1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel singles chart, Billboard’s Christian Digital Songs, and Christian/Gospel Digital Songs charts. Colton’s performance of “Never Gone” on the tour marked the first time an Idol contestant has performed a song that they co-wrote on the Idol tour.

In support of A Messenger, Colton Dixon will be joining Third Day this spring on The Miracle Tour as a special guest during 45 dates, which begin on February 21, 2013 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. February 14 will see Colton supporting fellow Idol, Jessica Sanchez, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila for a special Valentine’s Day concert. Colton is also slated to perform at the Alive Festival in Mineral City, OH, June 20, at Heritage Landing in Muskegon, MI, August 10, and the Rock the Universe Festival in Orlando, FL September 6. More dates and events still to be announced.

For the latest Colton Dixon appearances go to:
https://www.facebook.com/coltondixonmusic

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