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Skillet Lands First No. 1 At Mainstream Active Rock Radio With “Awake & Alive”
Posted: Tuesday March 15th, 2011
"Awake & Alive," the latest single from Atlantic/Ardent/INO recording group Skillet, has bulleted its way to no. 1 at Mainstream Active Rock Radio outlets nation-wide. Their Gold® certified album, Awake, now features a trio of Active Rock and Christian radio blockbusters including the current hit "Awake and Alive"; the RIAA® Gold® certified, top 5 Active Rock and Christian Rock smash, "Monster"; and the just certified RIAA® Gold® hit "Hero". Digital single sales from the album have now exceeding 1.5 million. "Hero", which has already received an array of TV placements including the NFL's Sunday Night Football, NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, ESPN, and more was most recently featured on FOX Sports' "The Daytona 500: The American Dream", a one-hour documentary special delivering fresh and never-before-seen footage from self-professed Skillet fan, Trevor Bayne's historic run to Victory Lane.
In reaction to his first no. 1 single at mainstream radio, lead vocalist and bassist John Cooper commented, "You know, the ride we've been on with this album has just been beyond incredible, and to have this song in particular hit no. 1 makes it even more so since it's about living what you believe. For it to have become such a hit, well, it's just beyond anything I could have imagined."
Additionally, Skillet recently announced the release of a new digital EP. The Awake And Remixed EP will feature alternative versions of songs off Awake and arrive at all DSPs on March 22nd. Named one of the top five 20 Hardest Working Bands of 2010 on the popular concert site Songkick, Skillet will then head out on the road for the "Avalanche Tour 2011", joining Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Art of Dying, and fellow Atlantic recording group Halestorm. The highly anticipated tour begins Thursday, March 24th at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom and then continues through early May.
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.