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RaeLynn Celebrates Chart-Topping Debut Album, ‘WildHorse’

RaeLynn made history this week when her debut album 'WildHorse' hit the top of the Billboard Country Albums Chart

Written by Lauren Laffer
RaeLynn Celebrates Chart-Topping Debut Album, ‘WildHorse’
RaeLynn; Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes

RaeLynn has much to celebrate as her debut album WildHorse is the No.1 country album in America. Topping the Billboard Country Albums Chart and landing within the Top 10 on Billboard’s All-Genre Album Sales Chart, the Texas native is the first female to land in the top spot since Maren Morris released her debut album, HERO.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me,” she said after her performance at an ACM Party for a Cause event over the weekend. “Having a single that’s in the Top 30 and a No.1 debut record is a dream come true. I feel overwhelmingly grateful and honored to be included in the company of the handful of other women who have debuted at No.1 with their first record. The fans who I’ve met over the past five years really showed up for this record. So I share this No.1 with all of them and my team and country radio. It’s for all of us. Real music that connects is always gonna win!”

The blonde vocalist celebrated the news by visiting a special west coast fast food joint during her time in Las Vegas.

“I’m gonna get an In-N-Out burger, animal style — that’s what I’m doing to celebrate. And I’m getting a shake!” she told PEOPLE. “I’m getting everything bad for me.”

The singer is also chomping at the bit to tell her husband, who is currently at military basic training camp, about her chart-topping record.

“He’s in the military, and I haven’t gotten to speak to him in a couple of weeks, so I couldn’t tell him,” she explained. “He has no idea that his wife’s record went No. 1. That’s a big deal. I think he’s going to freak out and have a heart attack.”

WildHorse has been a four year project for the young singer, who co-wrote 11 of the 12 songs on the project. The lead single, “Love Triangle,” is currently in the Top 30 at country radio.