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For three consecutive weeks Kane Brown seen his new Closer EP rise up the charts from 1k to 4k to 8,100k.

He’s risen so far that he’s arrived at #40 on the all-genre chart Billboard 200.

It’s not often a young independent artist can upset the apple cart in Nashville without much in the way Kane Brown has.

Kane Brown takes the country music scene by storm and everyone is taking notice.

That means he’s clearly made an impact with an audience that’s looking for something the mainstream isn’t giving them. At this point, Kane can release a whole audio track of him singing the phone book or singing the alphabet and it would go viral/become popular just because of the smooth, slick, way his voice sings every note in a song. Even the one to two minute videos on Facebook are never enough for fans as they are just wanting more and more with each post.

Go through the  post to read the article and somehow think that Kane Brown feels like the genre’s own Justin Bieber

On the most recent Billboard 200 chart (dated Oct. 31), Selena Gomez topped the list for a second time, as her new album Revival bowed at No. 1. It follows her previous studio effort, 2013’s Stars Dance, which also debuted at No. 1.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s most popular albums based on theiroverall consumption. That overall unit figure combines pure album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

— Kane Brown, Closer – No. 40 — Unsigned country singer Kane Brown continues to stride up the charts, as his self-released Closer EP vaults 161-40 on the Billboard 200 and steps 10-8 on Top Country Albums. He also bows on theBillboard Artist 100 at No. 93.

Much of Brown’s popularity has been driven by his homemade performance videos on Facebook. A clip of him performing Lonestar’s “Amazed” has amassed 6.9 million views on the platform, while another video of Brown singing along to his own “Used to Love You Sober” single has collected 11 million views. He has 1 million followers on Facebook, though just 29,000 followers on Twitter. Brown is managed by Jay Frank, founder of the music and marketing analytics companies DigSin and DigMark. In August, Universal Music Group (UMG) named Frank to the newly created position of senior vice president of global streaming marketing, while UMG acquired stakes in both DigSin and DigMark.

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