Adam Calhoun

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Adam Calhoun
Birth nameAdam Calhoun
Born (1980-09-05) September 5, 1980 (age 39)
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • comedian
Years active2016–present
Associated actsUpchurch
Websiteofficialacal.com

Adam Calhoun is an American country and hip-hop singer. He is active as a social media personality and has released a number of albums.[1]

Music career[edit]

Calhoun started his music career performing with another country rap singer Hosier. They released a single "Salute the Brave" in 2017,[2] which reached No. 46 on Hot Country Songs.[3] and they also released an album Made in America that year. He ended his collaboration with Hosier and started a solo career in 2018, and released AmerAcal.[4] Later in the year he released his second album The Throne.[5] A track in the album "Racism" drew criticism for using the N-word and stereotypes about white and black people.[6]

He released an EP Crazy White Boy with Demun Jones. During their "Crazy White Boy Tour", their shows in Sacramento, California were scheduled in the same weekend as the Sacramento Pride, which led to protests because of his social media posts on gay and trans people and song lyrics described as "racist".[7] It resulted in those shows being cancelled.[8][9] Other shows similarly faced protests and another show in Oklahoma City was canceled.[10][11]

On July 18, 2019, Calhoun released his third solo album, War. The album was the second best-selling country album and the third best-selling rap album of the week,[12][13] with 3,200 copies sold.[14]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[15]
US
Country

[16]
US
Heat

[17]
US
Indie

[18]
Made in America
(with Hosier)
  • Release date: December 1, 2017
  • Label: Redneckin Records
  • Formats: Digital download
6 46
AmerAcal
  • Release date: March 13, 2018
  • Label: ACal
  • Formats: Digital download
The Throne
  • Release date: November, 2018
  • Label: ACal
  • Formats: Digital download
21 1 4
War
  • Release date: July 18, 2019
  • Label: ACal
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
2 8
Hooligan
(with Upchurch)
  • Release date: November 25, 2019[19]
  • Label: ACal / RHEC
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
160
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details Peak chart positions
US
Heat

[20]
US
Indie

[21]
Crazy White Boy
(with Demun Jones)
  • Release date: February 11, 2019
  • Label: ACal
  • Formats: Digital download
1 10

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country[3]
2017 "Salute the Brave"
(with Hosier)
46 Made in America

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hitt, Tarpley (June 6, 2019). "The Phenom and the Trump Troll: A Tale of Two Country Rappers, Forged by Social Media". The Daily Beast.
  2. ^ "Singled Out: Selena Gomez, Sam Smith, Hosier and Adam Calhoun". Collegian. November 3, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Hot Country Songs". Billboard. November 18, 2017.
  4. ^ "Adam Calhoun: AmerAcal". AllMusic.
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Adam Calhoun". AllMusic.
  6. ^ Egel, Benjy (May 28, 2019). "Sacramento bar booked anti-LGBTQ rappers during Pride weekend. Now a backlash is coming". The Fresno Bee.
  7. ^ Bretón, Marcos (May 29, 2019). "The fed-up 'Crazy White Boy' backlash: A racist soundtrack of our divisive times". The Sacramento Bee.
  8. ^ "Controversial Musician Adam Calhoun Still Coming To Sacramento After Goldfield Cancels Shows". CBS Sacramento. May 30, 2019.
  9. ^ Egel, Benjy (May 29, 2019). "Sacramento country bar cancels controversial shows after uproar from LGBTQ community". The Sacramento Bee.
  10. ^ Garcia, Eddie (June 26, 2019). "Greensboro Community Reacts To Controversial Concert". WFDD.
  11. ^ Yager, Peyton (June 12, 2019). "Venue cancels controversial concert after backlash online". KFOR.
  12. ^ "Country Album Sales". Billboard. July 27, 2019.
  13. ^ "Rap Album Sales". Billboard. July 27, 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d Bjorke, Matt (July 26, 2019). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: July 21, 2019". Roughstock. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  15. ^ @billboardcharts (December 2, 2019). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200 (2/2)" (Tweet). Retrieved December 3, 2019 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Top Country Albums". Billboard. November 17, 2018.
  17. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. November 17, 2018.
  18. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. November 17, 2018.
  19. ^ "Hooligan by Upchurch & Adam Calhoun". Apple Music. Retrieved November 29, 2019.
  20. ^ "Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2019.
  21. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2019.

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