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May 14th, 2008 7:40pm EDT
Gavin DeGrawPlatinum recording artist and singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw roars back with his self-titled album Gavin Degraw (J Records). Spurred on by his infectious first single "In Love with a Girl," the album enters the Billboard album charts at #7 today with 66,111 albums sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Gavin Degraw marks Gavin's first Top 10 album and celebrates his biggest scan week ever. Additionally, the album is #1 on the digital sales chart this week.

Gavin Degraw is the long-awaited follow-up to his platinum debut Chariot, which featured the hit singles "I Don't Want To Be," "Chariot" and "Follow Through". The video for Gavin's new single, "In Love With A Girl," was directed by acclaimed director Wayne Isham and features "Laguna Beach" beauty Kristin Cavallari. The video debuted with an appearance from Gavin on MTV's "TRL" in April and is currently in large rotation on VH-1. Additionally, "In Love With A Girl" has been in the Top 10 for three weeks on the Hot AC radio chart.

Billboard Magazine dubs his infectious first single "In Love With A Girl," "A rocking home run in the same ballpark as 'I Don't Want to Be,'" while USA Today remarks that the songs on Gavin Degraw are, "At once instinctively earnest and resolutely clever," and People Magazine states, "The singer/songwriter quickly reminds us why we fell for him."

Gavin has performed his hit "In Love With A Girl" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBS Early Morning, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Last Call with Carson Daly and is scheduled to perform on The Late Show with David Letterman in June. Additionally, DeGraw performed on Clear Channel's "Stripped" on release date and has recently appeared on MTV's "TRL" and Vh-1's "Top 20 Countdown."

Gavin Degraw was produced by the famed Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson who is known for his work with bands as varied as My Chemical Romance, Daughtry and Motörhead. The album showcases an edgy pop/rock sound evident on the first single, "In Love With A Girl." The 12 songs on Gavin Degraw revisit the themes of love and relationships, while taking Gavin's matured songwriting in an exciting new direction.

DeGraw has performed on nearly all major national television shows and his songs have been featured in many television shows and feature films most notably his hit single, "I Don't Want to Be" as the theme song for the WB hit, "One Tree Hill." In addition, DeGraw wrote and recorded "We Belong Together" for the 2006 film "Tristan and Isolde" and has made appearances on the season premieres of NBC's "American Dreams," Showtime's "Dead Like Me," and on the WB's "What I Like About You."