More Platinum & Gold certifications welcome brand-new album
Grammy-nominated band launches into non-stop global touring to finish 2019
Lauded by words like “epic” (Cryptic Rock), "majestic sonic roller coaster" (RocknLoad), “dynamic and heavy” (Riff), “emotionally engaging” (NewReleaseToday) and "aptly named" (Plugged In), Skillet’s anticipated “Victorious” is available today, entering iTunes album chart at No. 1.
Preceding the arrival of “Victorious” was a Platinum certification of “Feel Invincible” (“Unleashed”) and the Gold certification of “Not Gonna Die” (“Rise”). Skillet was surprised with plaque presentations last week during appearances on “FOX & Friends All American Summer Concert Series” and AOL Build. “Victorious” serves as follow-up to the RIAA Gold-certified “Unleashed” – the band’s fourth consecutive album to receive a Gold, Platinum or Double-Platinum certification.
Skillet will hit the road for two co-headlining U.S. fall tours, kicking off Aug. 11 with Sevendust (featuring Pop Evil), followed by a 21-city trek with Alter Bridge. Nov. 6 marks a European headlining jaunt throughout the remainder of the year, much of which is already sold out, including stops in London, Paris, Hamburg and Budapest. Also coming this fall, frontman John Cooper recently collaborated with Z2 Comics for “Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel” unveiling mid-late August.
One of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, two-time Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum Wisconsin quartet Skillet – John Cooper (lead vocals/bass), Korey Cooper (guitar/keys), Jen Ledger (drums/vocals) and Seth Morrison (lead guitar) – write the soundtrack to triumph. An undying spirit humbly asserted and affirmed the band as one of this generation’s most successful rock acts. However, as all classic underdog stories do, it happened quietly under the radar.
By 2019, they not only garnered a pair of Grammy nods and sold over 12 million albums worldwide, but they also took home a Billboard Music Award for the Double-Platinum “Awake.” Its breakout single, “Monster,” remains “one of the most-streamed rock songs of all-time” with 285 million global audio streams.
2016’s “Unleashed” bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. Going No. 1 on rock radio, the lead single, “Feel Invincible,” cracked 150 million global audio streams and went Platinum. Meanwhile, the Gold-certified “Unleashed” became their fourth consecutive album to receive a Gold, Platinum or Double-Platinum. To date, nine original tunes earned RIAA recognition in tandem with high-profile syncs by everyone from WWE and Marvel to ESPN and NFL.
Between selling out arenas on four continents, the group performed on “Conan” and graced the pages of USA Today and New York Times, to name a few. In 2018 alone, the band clocked 1 billion streams.
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