AceShowbiz - Singer Kane Brown has become an Apple Music record breaker after scoring the biggest debut for a country album in its first 24 hours on release.
"Experiment" racked up an impressive 2.5 million streams upon its launch on Friday, November 09, earning him a spot in the music platform's history books, and Kane is stunned by the outpouring of support from fans.
"Amazing!!! Thank y'all so much," he wrote beside an Instagram post announcing the feat for his sophomore album.
It's not clear who Brown replaced as the record holder, but the 25-year-old star is enjoying a hot streak in his career after collecting a trio of American Music Awards last month.
His hit tune "Heaven" also won big during the first night of the SESAC Nashville Music Awards in Tennessee on Sunday, November 11, when it was named Song of the Year, while co-writer Matt McGinn, who also helped pen Kane's "What Ifs" track, was named Songwriter of the Year, and bosses at McGinn's SMACKWorks Music were awarded Publisher of the Year.
Brown is also set to appear as a guest presenter at the 2018 Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday, November 15, before performing on a float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade for the U.S. holiday next week (November 22).
The Apple Music news emerges a week after Kane admitted he was initially disheartened at having missed out on a nomination for Wednesday night's Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.
"I was upset a little bit just because I felt like we had a very good year," the 25 year old told The Associated Press. "I felt like me and Luke Combs and Brett Young were the most-talked about (artists) of the year. I felt like I should have at least been recognised."
Both Combs and Young will be among the nominees for the New Artist of the Year honour, while Combs is also up for Male Vocalist of the Year.
Despite the snub, Kane still plans to attend the Nashville ceremony so he can cheer on all of his pals.