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Blanco Brown (born March 24, 1988) is an American singer,[2] songwriter and record producer who has produced for Chris Brown and Pitbull. Brown's debut single "The Git Up" was released in April 2019 and as of July 2019 has over 50 million streams on Spotify.[2] In June 2019, Brown debuted on the Billboard charts, appearing at No. 41 on Emerging Artists.[3] "The Git Up" later topped the Hot Country Songs chart and reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.[4]

Blanco Brown
Born (1988-03-24) March 24, 1988 (age 31)
GenresCountry[1]
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active2018–present
LabelsBMG
Associated acts
Websitewww.blancobrown.com Edit this at Wikidata

Early lifeEdit

Brown was raised in Atlanta, Georgia listening to hip hop artists, such as OutKast. In the summers, Brown would visit his grandmother in Butler, Georgia where he would listen to country music, such as Johnny Cash. Brown would go on to appreciate both forms of music.[5]

CareerEdit

'The Git Up' challengeEdit

Brown posted a YouTube video with country artist Lainey Wilson to teach people how to do the dance. 'The Git Up' Challenge has increased in popularity since the video was released and has been featured in over 130,000 videos on TikTok.[6] The song reached No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.[7]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[8]
AUS
Dig.

[9]
CAN
[10]
Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs[11] 130 10 58

Extended playsEdit

Title EP details Sales
Blanco Brown[13]
  • Released: May 31, 2019
  • Label: Broken Bow Records
  • Formats: Digital download

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Certifications Album
US
[15]
US Country Songs
[16]
US Country Airplay
[17]
AUS
[18]
CAN
[19]
IRE
[20]
NZ
[21]
UK
[22]
DE
[23]
"The Git Up" 2019 14 1 44 5 6 76 8 96 42 Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs

Music videosEdit

Title Year Director Ref.
"The Git Up" 2019 Eric Welch [citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Blanco Brown Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved September 14, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Corry, Kristin (14 June 2019). "'The Git Up' Is the Next Viral Country Rap Song". Vice. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Zellner, Xander (June 12, 2019). "Yung Gravy, Blanco Brown & Dominic Fike Debut on Emerging Artists Chart". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2019. Atlanta's Blanco Brown makes his Billboard chart debut, arriving at No. 41 on Emerging Artists, as "The Git Up" begins at No. 16 on Country Digital Song Sales (4,000 downloads sold) and No. 38 on Hot Country Songs.
  4. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8518913/lil-nas-x-old-town-road-number-one-hot-100-14th-week
  5. ^ Reuter, Annie (May 13, 2019). "How Blanco Brown's 'The Git Up' Has Him Primed to Be the Next Country Trap Sensation". Billboard. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  6. ^ McDermott, Maeve (11 June 2019). "The next 'Old Town Road?' Trap-country goes viral again with Blanco Brown's 'The Git Up'". USA Today. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  7. ^ Asker, Jim (July 8, 2019). "Blanco Brown's 'The Git Up' Hits No. 1 on Hot Country Songs Chart". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Billboard 200: October 26, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Digital Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. October 21, 2019. Retrieved October 19, 2019.
  10. ^ "Billboard Canadian Albums: October 26, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2019.
  11. ^ "Blanco Brown Prepping 'Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs' Debut Album, Leads Funky Line Dance in 'The Git Up' Video: Watch". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Top 10 Country Albums: November 11, 2019". Roughstock. November 13, 2019. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Blanco Brown – EP by Blanco Brown". Apple Music.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 26, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: July 21, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Songs: August 3, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  16. ^ "Top Country Songs Chart: August 3, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  17. ^ "Country Radio Music Chart: August 3, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. October 14, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "Canadian Music: Top 100 Songs: August 24, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  20. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  21. ^ "NZ Top 40 Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. July 15, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  22. ^ "Blanco Brown | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  23. ^ "DE Top 100 Singles Chart". GfK_Entertainment_charts. July 15, 2019. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  24. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 6, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Country Downloads Chart". Roughstock. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
  25. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Blanco Brown – The Git Up". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved October 5, 2019.