Allen becomes a dad
Monday, March 2, 2020
– Jimmie Allen had a double reason to celebrate on Sunday. He became a father and scored a number one song.
On Sunday, Allen learned his single was going to claim the top spot on the chart, he and his fiancé welcomed their daughter Naomi to the world.
Allen enjoyed his second career number one single with "Make Me Want To" on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts. This accomplishment marks the first time in history that a black artist launched their career with two consecutive number one singles on country radio. Allen's first was "Best Shot," off his Stoney Creek Records/BBR Music Group debut album "Mercury Lane."
"Super thankful for my radio team, management, band, label and booking agency on their hard work and never giving up on the song. My co-writers, Paul Sikes and Jennifer Denmark, are special talents with great hearts, I love them dearly. To everyone at country radio thank you for supporting this song. The cool thing is I thought the best part of day would be getting a number one, but a few hours later my daughter, Naomi, was born. The baby and momma are doing great. March 1st will forever be my favorite day. Never give up on your dreams or yourself. Love always wins."
Allen released a new single "This Is Us," featuring Noah Cyrus. A music video will be released prior to the song going for adds on March 23.
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