18 year old Alfred E. Neuman lookalike and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery is already making music history with his debut release making it into the Billboard 200 chart, making him the youngest male artist to do so. Clear As Day, which was released October 4th, skyrocketing 196,739 spots in its first week, making it to the #1 spot. The last person to achieve such a debut was Carrie Underwood with Some Hearts
He is the first new country artist so far in 2011 to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The last time a country singer achieved such a feat was in 2005, when Carrie Underwood’s Some Hearts was released.
Over 15,000 fans attended his album release party at Raleigh’s Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion on October 8. This was also a chance for fans to welcome him home and wish him a happy birthday. McCreery just turned 18. He was presented with a gold record certifying digital sales of more than 500,000 for the single “I Love You This Big”
And yes ““ He’s the spitting image of Mad Magazine’s mascot and cover boy Alfred E. Neuman.