When Miranda Lambert went into the studio to record her new album, Platinum, she says she “went in without a plan, in order to keep the creative process fresh.” That fresh creative process pays off as Platinum finds Miranda atop the all-genre Billboard 200 with the number one album in the nation.
In addition, she becomes the only country artist in the 50-year history of Billboard’sTop Country Albums chart to have each of her first five albums debut at number one. With 180,000 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, Platinum marks a 35% increase in sales over her previous album release. All four of her prior albums have been certified platinum.
In response to the news, Miranda said,
THANK YOU to the music lovers who believe in albums and spent your hard-earned money on 16 songs! 16 songs that all say something important to me. I hope that they also speak to you, and I hope you enjoy listening to Platinum. Thank you to the incredible musicians, songwriters, producers and artists that put this record together. I’m the luckiest girl in the world, blessed with the best fans!
Platinum’sdebut single, “Automatic,” written by Miranda with Nicolle Galyon and Natalie Hemby, hit number one this week and has been certified gold. The song marks Miranda’s seventh number one single. Miranda said,
Thanks to Country Radio for being so good to me over the years and helping me get to #1 this past week with ‘Automatic. This song is dear to my heart as it reminds me who I am and where I come from. It was written with two amazingly talented girlfriends who deserve all the great things that come their way.