The try and “cancel” nation music star Jason Aldean over the recently-released video for his tune “Attempt That In a Small City” seems to really be giving him a worthwhile increase.
Billboard Charts reported in a tweet in a single day that the tune, which was launched months in the past, “has reached #1 on US iTunes.”
The only hit the highest spot after Nation Music Tv (CMT) introduced it eliminated the recently-released video for the tune from its rotation. The community didn’t clarify its reasoning behind the choice, nevertheless it got here following accusations on social media that tune was racist as a result of its messaging and the place the video was set.
“Jason Aldean shot this on the website the place a white lynch mob strung Henry Choate up on the Maury County Courthouse in Columbia, Tenn., after dragging his physique by way of the streets with a automotive in 1927,” Mississippi Free Press editor Ashton Pittman tweeted Monday. “That is the place Aldean selected to sing about murdering individuals who do not respect police.”
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Aldean adamantly pushed again in opposition to these claims in messages posted to Instagram and Twitter.
“There may be not a single lyric within the tune that references race or factors to it- and there isn’t a single video clip that isn’t actual information footage -and whereas I can attempt to respect others to have their very own interpretation of a tune with music – this one goes too far,” the musician wrote.
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The video for “Attempt That In A Small City” consists of a number of clips exhibiting protestors clashing with police in massive U.S. cities.
The official music video for the tune continues to be obtainable on YouTube, the place it has racked up 1.4 million views since its launch 5 days in the past.
Leisure information agency Luminate, which is the place Billboard obtains its gross sales numbers, informed FOX Enterprise its database updates weekly and the corporate will be unable to verify any numbers till it has vetted and verified full gross sales and streaming information from all platforms, together with Apple’s iTunes.
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Luminate mentioned that as of July 13, the day earlier than the “Attempt That In A Small City” video dropped, Aldean lifetime mixed bodily and digital album gross sales had been at 12.3 million, observe gross sales had been at 23.9 million, and on-demand streams together with audio and video had been at 11.6 billion.