Country singer and The Voice coach, Blake Shelton has seen a big spike in sales after his Oklahoma tornado relief concert on May 29 titled Healing in the Heartland. The event was broadcast live on NBC and it raised more than $6 million according to estimates.
The sales for his new album Based on a True Story have increased 69% for total sales of 42,000 copies and it tops Billboard’s Top Country Albums.
The website reports that:
“That’s the album’s best rank on the big chart since it spent the third of three straight weeks at No. 4 on the May 4 tally. It debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums and at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 (charts dated April 13) with 199,000 and has sold 588,000 to date.”
His album’s second single Boys’Round Here makes it to No. 2 on Country Digital Songs with 147,000 downloads which translates into a spike of 36% from previous weeks.
As reported in The Inquisitr earlier today, the singer is currently getting ready for his tour which kicks off on July 19 in Virginia Beach. In a recent interview with MTV News Shelton said he has worked very hard for many years and is enjoying where he is at now. He added that he cannot wait to get on the road.
“I’m going out on my first-ever headlining amphitheater tour, and I’m never going to forget it.”
Shelton has been very visible with his role on NBC’s The Voice, in which each coach selects a team of artists who have to blind audition to earn a spot. The reality TV show also features Adam Levine, Shakira, and Usher. Shelton’s team member Jermaine Paul won last season of The Voice for his coach.
Blake is working very hard to make sure his summer tour is the best it can be and fans can expect a great time. He will also be raising funds for charity to support the tornado victims.
The proceeds from his efforts will be donated to Healing in the Heartland a non-profit organization which is helping victims of last month’s deadly Oklahoma tornadoes.