Since winning Season Ten of American Idol in May 2011, he has quickly emerged as the most successful new country star of the last year. His debut album, Clear As Day, was certified platinum for sales of more than 1 million units in just three months, and he was named No. 1 on Billboard magazine's list of Top New Country Artists for 2011. He won the Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year Award in April and New Artist of the Year Award at the American Country Awards in December. He is nominated for two awards — the all-genre Top New Artist and Top Country Album for Clear As Day — at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards, which will be held on May 20. His video "The Trouble With Girls" is nominated for the USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year at the upcoming 2012 CMT Music Awards. Clear As Day debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and Top Country Albums charts, making him the youngest man in history to open at the top of the all-genre chart with a debut release. It also garnered the highest sales of any country solo album released last year and held the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for six weeks. The album's first two singles, "I Love You This Big" and “The Trouble With Girls,” have also been certified gold, and his current single is "Water Tower Town."