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Skillet Scores Fourth Consecutive Top 10 Mainstream Active Rock Hit With "It's Not Me It's You"
Posted: Friday October 28th, 2011
With current scans over 840,000 units and the RIAA® Gold® certification of three singles, two-time Grammy® nominated alternative rockers Skillet have now scored their fourth consecutive top 10 mainstream active rock hit with "It's Not Me It's You". Following in the footsteps of their no. 1 Active Rock and Christian Rock single "Awake & Alive", as well as hits "Monster" and "Hero", this success continues to further cement the band as a top rock act in both the Christian and mainstream markets.
The band was informed of this latest hit on a day off from their fall "Awake & Alive Tour", which is packing in crowds across the country before they head overseas for their first tour of Russia, Germany, Finland, Norway and the Ukraine. With tickets going fast for two back-to-back shows in Moscow, dates were added in St. Petersburg and Kalingrad.
Also on their day off the band participated in the official launch of the Winter Jam 2012 Tour Spectacular where it was announced that they will lead the annual events' all-star line up. The 47-city tour will kick-off its 17th year January 6th in Charleston, West Virginia, with slated stops at Philips Arena in Atlanta; Dallas' American Airlines Center; the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri and more before concluding April 1st at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
With three no. 1 hits under their belt at Christian radio with "Hero", "Awake & Alive", and "Forgiven", the band's latest CHR/Rock single "One Day Too Late" is already showing promise, receiving airplay on WAY-FM / Denver, CO,WAYG / Grand Rapids, MI, The Kross / Tulsa, OK., The Effect Radio Network, YES-FM / Toledo, OH, KORB / Santa Rosa, CA and more.
With RIAA® Gold® certification, current scans easily surpassing 800,000 units, non-stop mainstream and Christian market touring, and RIAA® Gold® certification for each of their three hit Active Rock and Christian Rock singles, two-time Grammy® nominated alternative rockers' Skillets' latest, Awake has cemented the band as a top rock act in both the Christian and mainstream markets. Awake hit the ground running debuting at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200, selling over 67,000 units and peaking at No. 1 on iTunes® overall "Top Albums" chart and "Top Rock" chart. After two years, the album remains on the Billboard Top 200 with only a handful of other mainstream acts claiming the same honour.
With massive sales has come radio, awards and tour success, as Awake boasts four Active Rock radio hits with "Monster", which was also AOL Music's No. 4 "Mainstream Rock Song of 2009," the No. 1 Christian CHR & Rock single "Hero", which has been used by the NFL in their Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, and their latest No. 1 mainstream hit "Awake & Alive", a remix of which is featured on the TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon soundtrack. And while Skillet's intensely explosive live show consistently ranks within Pollstar's Concert Pulse "Top 50 Tours", the band also received the 2011 Billboard Music Award for "Top Christian Album", and was Billboard's No. 2 "Top Christian Album" and No. 9 "Top Alternative Album" in 2010. For further information on Skillet, visit their YMZ artist page and/or www.skillet.com.
Awake is available at your local Canadian Christian retailer today. If you do not live near a retailer, you can order it here. For more information on Skillet, please visit her YMZ artist page.