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Garth Brooks launches digital music store GhostTunes

Garth Brooks launches digital music store GhostTunes

NASHVILLE, Sept. 5 (UPI) --Country music star Garth Brooks is finally going to offer his music digitally, that is in his own digital music store GhostTunes.
Veronica Linares
Garth Brooks postpones retirement, announces new album and worldwide tour

Garth Brooks postpones retirement, announces new album and worldwide tour

NASHVILLE, July 10 (UPI) --Garth Brooks has signed a contract with Sony Music and plans to make a comeback with a new album and worldwide tour.
Annie Martin
Garth Brooks suing longtime employee

Garth Brooks suing longtime employee

NASHVILLE, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. country musician Garth Brooks sued a longtime former employee for failing to repay a loan she said was given to her as a gift.
Jay Leno ends 22-year run as 'Tonight Show' host

Jay Leno ends 22-year run as 'Tonight Show' host

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Jay Leno has ended his 22-year stint as host of "The Tonight Show" in Burbank, Calif.

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Sandra Bullock gives heartfelt sendoff to Jay Leno

Sandra Bullock gives heartfelt sendoff to Jay Leno

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock tearfully thanked Jay Leno for his support throughout her career during her last interview with him as host of "The Tonight Show" in Los Angeles.
Sandra Bullock tears up during Jay Leno's penultimate 'Tonight Show'

Sandra Bullock tears up during Jay Leno's penultimate 'Tonight Show'

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Sandra Bullock got emotional while saying goodbye to Jay Leno during the host's penultimate appearance on the Tonight Show Wednesday.
Veronica Linares
Garth Brooks' comeback hits the ground running in Ireland

Garth Brooks' comeback hits the ground running in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Three Garth Brooks concerts in Ireland sold out in 90 minutes.
Kate Stanton
'Beyonce' tops U.S. album chart for a third week

'Beyonce' tops U.S. album chart for a third week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Beyonce's self-titled album is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a third week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
'Beyonce' tops U.S. album chart for a second week

'Beyonce' tops U.S. album chart for a second week

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Beyonce's self-titled CD is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
'Beyonce' tops the U.S. album chart

'Beyonce' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Beyonce's self-titled album, which was released last week with no advance notice, is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com announced Wednesday.
'Blame It All on My Roots' tops the U.S. album chart

'Blame It All on My Roots' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Garth Brooks' "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Garth Brooks announces world tour on 'GMA'

Garth Brooks announces world tour on 'GMA'

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Garth Brooks announced on "Good Morning America" Monday his plans to kick off a global concert tour next year.
'Midnight Memories' tops U.S. album chart

'Midnight Memories' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- One Direction's "Midnight Memories" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Garth Brooks plans two nights in Las Vegas

Garth Brooks plans two nights in Las Vegas

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Country king Garth Brooks is kicking off the new year in a very Vegas way.
Gabrielle Levy
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Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962), best known as Garth Brooks, is an American country music artist who helped make country music a worldwide phenomenon. His eponymous first album was released in 1989 and peaked at #2 in the US country album chart while climbing to #13 on the Billboard 200 pop album chart. Brooks' integration of rock elements into his recordings and live performances has earned him immense popularity. This progressive approach allowed him to dominate the country single and album charts while quickly crossing over into the mainstream pop arena, exposing country music to a larger audience.

Brooks, with the assistance of Don Rowley and Britt Jones, has enjoyed one of the most successful careers in popular music history, breaking records for both sales and concert attendance throughout the 1990s. Garth Brooks still continues to sell well and according to Nielsen Soundscan, his albums sales through end 2010 are at 68,513,000, which makes him the best-selling albums artist in the United States in the SoundScan era (since 1991), a title held since 1991, well over 6 million ahead of his nearest rival, The Beatles. Furthermore, according to RIAA he is the second best-selling solo albums artist in the United States of all time behind Elvis Presley (overall is third to the Beatles and Elvis Presley) with 128 million units sold. Brooks has released six albums that achieved diamond status in the United States, those being: Garth Brooks (10× platinum), No Fences (17× platinum), Ropin' the Wind (14× platinum), The Hits (10× platinum), Sevens (10× platinum) and Double Live (21× platinum). Since 1989, Brooks has released 19 records in all, which include; 9 studio albums, 1 live album, 4 compilation albums, 3 Christmas albums and 2 box sets, along with 77 singles. He won several important awards in his career as 2 Grammy Awards, 16 American Music Awards (not including the poll of "Artist of the '90s") and the RIAA Award as Best selling solo albums artist of the Century in the United States. As of 2010, Brooks' world-wide sales now exceed 200 million .

Troubled by conflicts between career and family, Brooks officially retired from recording and performing from 2001 until 2009. During this time he sold millions of albums through an exclusive distribution deal with Wal-Mart and has sporadically released new singles. In 2005, Brooks started a partial comeback, and has since given several performances and released two compilation albums.

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