Keith Urban’s ‘Ripcord’ Debuts at No. 1
Keith Urban continues to set records with his eighth studio album, Ripcord, as it debuted at No. 1 in the United States, Canada and Australia. This achievement marks the second consecutive time Urban's album has debuted at No. 1 in three countries, accomplished by no other male country artist before.
“The 15 months that I spent recording Ripcord, was one of the most incredible musical journeys I've ever had,” Urban says in a press release. “Working with some of the most creative, and inspiring musicians to explore and expand my music in the studio was exhilarating. To now see this music connecting with my audience in this way is an extraordinary feeling – it means everything to me.”
Ripcord also marks Urban's fifth No. 1 album release. It has produced the singer's 19th and 20th career No. 1 singles with “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “Break on Me” respectively. Meanwhile, as his current single “Wasted Time” heads further up the charts and remains in the Top 10, the song becomes his 36th consecutive Top 10 song.
Urban is currently gearing up for his Ripcord World Tour 2016 with Brett Eldredge and special guest Maren Morris in the United States and Carrie Underwood in Australia to promote his latest effort. His biggest fan, Nicole Kidman, recently posted a video of herself singing along to Urban while getting ready for a role.
“Getting ready to shoot Big Little Lies, jamming to my man listening to Wasted Time. Congrats on #RIPCORD baby!” the actress wrote as the caption on a video uploaded to Facebook.
In the minute-long clip Kidman can be seen sitting in her stylist’s chair while singing and dancing along to Urban’s new single "Wasted Time."
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