GRAMMY®-nominated band garners second RIAA Certified Platinum single with “Hero” as “Whispers In the Dark” grabs RIAA Gold Certification
Nashville, Tenn. (February 2014) – GRAMMY® nominated and platinum selling rock band Skillet has debuted the new music video for their hit track “Not Gonna Die” with NewReleaseTuesday.com, whose audience voted Skillet as Best Rock/Alternative Artist or Group of 2013, and Loudwire, who has the band’s best-selling project, RISE, in the running for the Best Rock Album of 2013.
Directed by Joey Papa and produced by the band’s former guitarist Ben Kasica (for Skies Fall Media Group), the video, which creates a moody and electrifying visual for their Active Rock Building Chart (No. 14 and rising) and Christian Rock (No. 1) track, was first premiered exclusively to the bands’ most loyal followers, the Panheads, before hitting both Loudwire and NewReleaseTuesday.com sites.
HM Magazine’s 2013 Best Band, Album and Cover Story winners received even more good news today as their hit “Hero” from Awake was RIAA Certified Platinum (their second following “Monster”) and “Whispers In The Dark” from Comatose garnered RIAA Gold Certification.
Currently Skillet is co-headlining The Roadshow and will continue to tour with co-headliners Third Day on 20 more domestic dates throughout the spring. For all Skillet touring news, visit http://www.Skillet.com.
Over the course of the past few years, GRAMMY® nominated and platinum selling rock band Skillet has sold more than two million units in the U.S., racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number over four million on Facebook alone. Their 2013 release RISE debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Rock and Christian charts, which led to a No. 1 radio hit for “American Noise” and “Sick Of It.” RISE also gave Skillet their late night television debut on CONAN.
RISE follows the band’s 2009 blockbuster, Awake, which was recently certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. In addition, the record hit No. 1 on the iTunes® Top Albums Chart, garnered three Billboard Music Awards and spawned four hit singles including the No. 1 Active Rock smash and gold-certified “Awake & Alive,” the gold-certified “Hero,” “It’s Not Me It’s You” and the platinum-certified “Monster.” “Monster” lived up to its name, selling more than a million copies and hitting Top 5 at Active Rock radio (the first in a string of multiple Top 5 active rock hits), while its companion video has generated over 47 million YouTube views. Skillet was the only active rock band to achieve RIAA Platinum Certification in 2012, and was one of only three rock bands (the other two being Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys) to strike platinum in 2012. Skillet is made up of John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Jen Ledger and Seth Morrison.
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Source- The Media Collective