Keith Urban’s ‘Ripcord’ Goes Platinum
Keith Urban‘s latest album Ripcord continues to break records. Released last year, the album is one of only two country records certified platinum by the RIAA in 2016 (the other was Garth Brooks‘ Gunslinger.)
It’s an accomplishment Urban says he is humbled by.
“It’s an extraordinary feeling,” the superstar tells the Tennessean. “That’s all I can say. I love making music. I love writing. I love playing. I love all the things I get to do. For Ripcord to have done what it’s done is really magical.”
The success of Ripcord extends to Urban’s previous catalog. All nine of the singer’s solo studio releases have sold more than 1 million copies each, making Urban the second singer in country music with nine or more albums to have gone platinum or multi-platinum.
Ripcord can boast four No. 1 songs, too: “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Break on Me,” “Wasted Time” and “Blue Ain’t Your Color. Urban’s current single with Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter,” continues to climb the charts.
“All the records that I’ve made, I listen to all of them and what I hear is a very truthful capturing of who I was at that time in my life,” Urban says. “I feel blessed that I get to say that. I think there are a lot of artists that might be like ‘Oh, I really gave in a bit too much there or I compromised a bit too much there.’ I don’t have one record that is that way for me. Looking back on those records, I feel fantastic. Ripcord is just one of those stars-aligning moments. I feel very, very blessed.”
Ripcord also celebrated a No. 1 all-genre album chart position simultaneously in the U.S., Australia and Canada — something that has never been done before according to a press release. It was also certified platinum in Australia and gold in Canada.
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