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Skillet’s Massive Hit “MONSTER” Goes Gold As Band Racks Up Another #1 Single

AFTER 64 WEEKS AWAKE STILL HOLDS STRONG ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 – ONLY A FEW ACTS INCLUDING LADY GAGA AND TAYLOR SWIFT HAVE BEEN THERE LONGER

On the heels of their latest project Awake receiving RIAA Gold status in just 10 months, Atlantic/Ardent/INO rockers Skillet are now celebrating the Gold certification (over 500,000 units) of their digital single for the smash hit “Monster.” In addition to being a top 5 Active Mainstream Rock single, “Monster” was also a hit Christian rock single , and was used during the “25th Anniversary of WrestleMania – World Television Premiere” on NBC.

Radio has continued to bring Skillet to the top as well, as they garner another #1 single from Awake with “Forgiven” on Christian CHR and Rock, following in the footsteps of the project’s previous #1 Christian singles, “Awake & Alive,” which in just six weeks has already broken top 20 and continues to climb the mainstream active Rock chart as well, and “Hero,” which was a top 12 Active Rock Single and has been used on Sunday Night Football, NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, ESPN College sports, and much more.

As radio and sales continue to take Skillet to new levels in their career, 2010 has been another year of constant touring for the band, which has meant numerous sold out shows and exciting headlining moments at summer festivals across the country. The band kicked off 2010 touring with labelmates Shinedown, and then co-headlined the very successful “Awake Tonight” tour with TobyMac before heading out on their own capacity crowd tour and hitting the summer festival season. “The 2010 Tour” with Creed led into one of the fall’s most rocking tours as they co-billed with Papa Roach, and last week Skillet once again teamed up with TobyMac on the “Winter Wonder Slam presents The Awake Tonight Tour.” So anticipated is this fall tour that in its third night, the acts’ sold out The Target Center in Minneapolis with over 13,000 fans.

Skillet will kick off 2011 in international style as they launch an AustralAsia tour in support of AWAKE to Australia, New Zealand and Japan (tour dates listed below).




Skillet Earns 6 Nominations In 2010 Dove Awards

Skillet is all over the Dove awards this year. The group earned the following 6 nominations:

Group Of The Year
Artist Of The Year
Rock Recorded Song Of The Year – “Hero”
Rock Album Of The Year – Awake
Short Form Video Of The Year – “Hero”
Short Form Video Of The Year – “Monster”

Jars of Clay, Skillet, Matt Maher and Jason Crabb, lead the diverse and gifted artists nominated for gospel/Christian music’s highest honor, with six nominations each. Producer Wayne Haun leads in total nominations with seven, including Producer of the Year.

The 41st Annual GMA Dove Awards will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House and televised nationwide on GMC (gospelmusicchannel.com), Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST.

For the full list of this year’s Dove Awards nominations, click here.




Skillet Slams Into 2010 With #4 Mainstream Radio Hit, Shinedown Tour, More WWE And Massive Sales

Skillet has slammed into 2010 following an incredibly successful 2009.

Already over 300k in scans in just 20 weeks (more than double that of the gold-selling Comatose), Awake was a critic and fan fave last year, Amazon.com’s best selling Christian CD of 2009, and now boasts the No. 4 mainstream Active Rock single in the country with “Monster,” which was also AOL Music’s No. 4 mainstream rock song of last year.

“Monster” has proven to be just that for Skillet, with fans purchasing so many digital copies over the holiday, their sales increased almost 300%. In addition to all the success “Monster” is having, their No. 1 Christian rock and CHR track, “Hero,” has been creating a great buzz as well.

“Hero” will be used in the upcoming trailers and promos for the new 20th Century Fox film, “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” which stars Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman and is based on the best-selling book by Rick Riordan. “Hero” has also been used all season long by the NFL in their Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos.

The WWE will use the song once again as the official theme song for WWE’s Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View on January 31st. “Hero” was also a featured as part of the soundtrack to the WWE’s Tribute To The Troops TV Special, which aired just before Christmas on NBC. Skillet was promoted alongside other contributing artists including Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, and Nickelback. WWE programming reaches nearly 16 million people per week in the U.S., and WWE.com currently averages 14 million unique visitors worldwide monthly, providing more than 28 million video streams.

In follow up to their fall AWAKE & ALIVE tour, which, due to numerous sell out shows made Pollstar’s Concert Pulse’s Top 50 tours for the fall, Skillet will hit the road with mainstream rockers Shinedown and Puddle of Mudd for the Sound of Madness 2010 tour beginning January 21st in Providence, RI.

In March and April Skillet will co-headline the AWAKE TONIGHT tour with TobyMac for one of the most anticipated tours of the spring for the Christian concert arena. Tour dates will be announced soon.

Check the TOUR page for upcoming dates!