The Band Perry's Debut Album Certified Platinum, Scotty McCreery Goes Gold
December 5, 2011 at 7:47 AM (PT)
REPUBLIC NASHVILLE trio THE BAND PERRY’s debut self-titled album has been certified Platinum by the RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA for sales over one million. The group also recently received the news of their GRAMMY nomination for “Best New Artist.”
“We are excited and honored beyond belief. A GRAMMY nomination is like a gold star from the people you most look up to. As we begin our next album, this is a great vote of confidence. To both the music fans who bought our album (and told a friend!) and to the creative community that has welcomed us in; we promise not to let you down,” said KIMBERLY, NEIL and REID PERRY.
"In this environment, it takes something amazing to break through and THE BAND PERRY has done just that with some extraordinary feats, like their GRAMMY nomination and selling over one million albums! There has always been something uniquely special about their music and them as individuals. On behalf of REPUBLIC NASHVILLE, we couldn't be prouder of KIMBERLY, REID and NEIL, who accolade after accolade, continue to be dedicated and humble," REPUBLIC NASHVILLE President JIMMY HARNEN.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY SUNDAY," FEBRUARY 12, 2012, at STAPLES CENTER in LOS ANGELES.
MERCURY NASHVILLE artist SCOTTY McCREERY also received an album certification from the RIAA for his debut album “Clear As Day.” The album was certified Gold for sales of more than 500,000.
“It’s huge!” SCOTTY said. “Every artist dreams of a gold album and works hard for it, so it’s a major accomplishment to have your debut album go gold. This is just incredible. I want to thank the fans. This is a testament to how great the fans are.”
The album’s first single, “I Love You This Big,” has also been certified Gold.