On the heels of celebrating a recent two-week #1 with their Gold-certified single, “All Your Life,” and a Platinum debut album, the excitement continues this week for The Band Perry. The RIAA has certified their #1 smash, “If I Die Young” Quadruple Platinum for sales exceeding 4 million. The breakout hit is the only single from a debut album in the last 18 months to achieve this status and has sold more copies than any other Country artist in the same timeframe.
The irony of the title and the song’s enduring success are not lost on the sibling trio. “”We are honored by this acknowledgement and thankful that so many of you have connected with this song,” said Kimberly Perry, who was honored as the song’s author with the 2011 CMA Award for Song of the Year.
The 2012 ACM Group of the Year nominees will host the upcoming GAC television special, highlighting the 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year contenders. Just last year, The Band Perry was named both the ACM and CMA New Artist of the Year and earned theCMA Single of the Year and the CMT Music Awards’ for Breakthrough Video of the Year. Previously they garnered GRAMMY, TEEN CHOICE, AMA and ACA award nods.
“Each time the bar is set, it seems that The Band Perry surpasses it! Selling over 4 million downloads on just one song is a huge accomplishment. This extremely talented group is remarkable and we’re thrilled to have them as part of the Republic Nashville family,” said Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen.
The Band Perry is currently touring as a special guest on Brad Paisley’s VIRTUAL REALITY WORLD TOUR 2012 as well as headlining their own dates. Their next up-tempo single, “Postcard From Paris,” is going for immediate airplay at Country radio.