American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina’s debut album, Wildflower, landed at No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Chart, making it the best-selling female country debut since 2006.
With first-week sales of 69,013, Lauren is the youngest female artist to debut this high on the Billboard charts since LeAnn Rimes’ debut 15 years ago. Wildflower also becomes the best-selling digital album by a debut country female, selling 19,659 digital albums.
The album also debuted at an impressive No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200.
“I am just so thankful that I have been given the opportunity to share my music with the world,” said 16-year-old Alaina. “To see my name on the charts alongside country greats that I have admired and looked up to my whole life is absolutely mind-blowing!”
Lauren will perform her new single “Georgia Peaches” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday, October 21, and has upcoming features scheduled on CNN, E! News and Entertainment Tonight’s The Insider.
Wildflower is available now in stores and online.