Billboard has announced that Billy Strings re-entered the “Emerging Artists” chart this week, reaching No. 1 for the first time ever. This achievement comes on the heels of Renewal, Strings’ latest album released on Friday, September 24th.

Arriving via Rounder RecordsRenewal follows 2019’s Home, which won Strings his first-ever Grammy Award for “Best Bluegrass Album”. In addition to helping him take No. 1 on the “Emerging Artists” chart, Renewal also took the Bluegrass Albums chart’s top spot “with 10,000 equivalent album units earned,” Billboard reports. Additionally, the record hit No. 4 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart, No. 9 on the Country albums chart, and pushed him onto the Billboard 200 for the first time, slotting in at No. 82.

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The formula for the Emerging Artists chart is the same one used for the Billboard Artist 100. It serves as a measure of activity across multiple Billboard charts like the Social 50, Hot 100, and Billboard 200, with a few caveats: The Emerging Artists chart excludes artists who have hit the top 25 on the Hot 100 or Billboard 200, artists with at least two top ten’s on the “Hot” song genre charts, or consumption based “Top” album genre rankings. Renewal, Strings’ fourth album, marks his second Bluegrass Albums chart-topper following Home‘s 25-week reign at number one in 2019.

In other Billy Strings news, the bluegrass phenom just celebrated the release of Renewal with a two-night celebration in Buena Vista, CO featuring Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass) Lindsay Lou, and more. His U.S. tour continues next week with a sold-out, three-night run at Denver, CO’s Mission Ballroom (10/14–10/17), followed by stints in Asheville, NC (10/29–10/31); Milwaukee, WI (11/3); Minneapolis, MN (11/4–11/5); Chicago, IL (11/6); and more.

Click below for a full list of upcoming tour dates. For ticketing information and more details, head here.

Billy Strings Confirmed 2021 Tour Dates

September 24—Buena Vista, CO—The Meadows (SOLD OUT)
September 25—Buena Vista, CO—The Meadows (SOLD OUT)
September 28—Wichita, KS—Wave
September 29—Oklahoma City, OK—The Jones Assembly (SOLD OUT)
October 1—Memphis, TN—Mempho Music Fest
October 2—Bentonville, AR—Freshgrass Festival
October 14—Denver, CO—Mission Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
October 15—Denver, CO—Mission Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
October 16—Denver, CO—Mission Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
October 17—Denver, CO—Mission Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
October 29—Asheville, NC— Arena (SOLD OUT)
October 30—Asheville, NC— Arena (SOLD OUT)
October 31—Asheville, NC— Arena (SOLD OUT)
November 3—Milwaukee, WI—The Riverside Theater (SOLD OUT)
November 4—Minneapolis, MN—The Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 5—Minneapolis, MN—The Palace Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 6—Chicago, IL—Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
November 10—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
November 11—Philadelphia, PA—The Fillmore
November 12—Richmond, VA—Virginia Credit Union Live (SOLD OUT)
November 13—Washington, DC—The Anthem (SOLD OUT)
November 15—Portland, ME—State Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 16—Portland, ME—State Theatre (SOLD OUT)
November 17—Boston, MA—Boch Center Wang Theatre
November 19—Wilkes-Barre, PA—Mohegan Sun Arena
November 20—Detroit, MI—The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
November 21—Detroit, MI—The Fillmore
November 30—New Orleans, LA—The Civic Theater (SOLD OUT)
December 1—New Orleans, LA—The Civic Theater (SOLD OUT)
December 2—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
December 3—Austin, TX—ACL Live at The Moody Theater (SOLD OUT)
December 4—Dallas, TX—The Factory in Deep Ellum
December 9—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern
December 10—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern (SOLD OUT)
December 11—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern (SOLD OUT)
December 12—Atlanta, GA—The Eastern
December 17—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works (SOLD OUT)
December 18—Nashville, TN—Marathon Music Works (SOLD OUT)
December 30—Grand Rapids, MI—GLC Live at 20 Monroe
December 31—Grand Rapids, MI—GLC Live at 20 Monroe (SOLD OUT)
January 1, 2022—Grand Rapids, MI—GLC Live at 20 Monroe

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[H/T Billboard]