SKILLET Exceeds A Billion Streams Again
SKILLET CLOSES OUT 2019 INSIDE MULTIPLE BILLBOARD DECADE-END AND YEAR-END CHARTS
AWAKE is 40th Top Rock Album of Decade
Once Again Amasses 1 Billion Global Streams
Band Wraps European Tour with Sell Outs In Paris, London, Budapest, Milan, Zurich, Vienna, Berlin, and more
Nashville, TN... (December 18, 2019) - 12x-platinum rock band Skillet is closing out 2019 inside multiple Billboard decade-end and year-end charts, their latest hit record, Victorious (Atlantic), Top 10 Active Rock single "Legendary," as well as numerous past albums and tracks. Once again they have also amassed 1 billion global streams over the past year alone.
As we close out a decade, Skillet appeared in both Billboard's Top Rock and Top Christian albums of the 2010s with their 2x platinum album, AWAKE as the 40th Top Rock Album, while Gold-certified projects UNLEASHED and RISE landed in the top Christian list.
Billboard's 2019 year-end charts saw Skillet show up on multiple charts. For rock, "Legendary" made the Hot Rock Songs and Mainstream Rock Songs lists, with Victorious landing on both the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. The Christian charts shared the GRAMMY-nominated band's success on the Top Christian Albums Artist chart, Top Christian Artists and Top Christian Streaming Songs Artist charts. Likewise, Victorious, Awake and Unleashed projects were all Top Christian Albums of 2019, with "Legendary" landing on both the Hot Christian Songs and Top Christian Digital Songs charts.
Additionally, Skillet's 3x platinum track "Monster," 2x platinum "Hero," and platinum "Feel Invincible" were once again amongst the Top Christian Streaming Songs of 2019, with “Monster” making the top 5 for the 6th year in a row.
Skillet has wrapped up 2019 in a big way as well. Their 20-city European tour saw them play to explosive crowds and sell out in nearly all of the cities, including London, Paris, Budapest, Milan, Zurich, Vienna, Berlin and more.
In addition to touring, radio and album sales success, Skillet debuted their first graphic novel, EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel with Z2 Comics this fall, which quickly became the publisher’s best-selling book of all time.
This winter 2020, Skillet will embark on a headline trek, dubbed the “Victorious Tour,” which kicks off on February 6 in Wichita, Kansas and runs through March 14 in Norfolk, Virginia. Joining Skillet for this tour will be From Ashes to New and Ledger, the latter of which features Skillet drummer Jen Ledger.
Throughout the tour, Skillet is offering two VIP packages, including a Q&A Experience with exclusive Skillet merchandise and a limited number of M&G Experiences available now at www.skillet.com/tour. SKILLET ON TOUR WITH FROM ASHES TO NEW + LEDGER: 2/6 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion 2/7 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium 2/8 — Sioux Falls, SD — The District 2/10 — Idaho Falls, ID — Idaho Falls Civic Center 2/12 — Casper, WY — Casper Events Center 2/13 — Billings, MT — The Pub Station Ballroom 2/15 — Abbotsford, BC — Abbotsford Centre 2/18 — Medford, OR — Medford Armory 2/19 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theater 2/20 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades 2/22 — Ventura, CA — Majestic Ventura Theater 2/23 — Orange County, CA — City National Grove of Anaheim 2/26 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom 2/28 — Fort Smith, AR — TempleLive 2/29 — Huntsville, AL — Mars Music Hall 3/1 — Atlanta, GA — The Loft at Center Stage 3/4 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore 3/5 — Greensboro, NC — Piedmont Hall 3/7 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues 3/8 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore 3/10 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom 3/11 — Portland, ME — State Theatre 3/13 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall 3/14 — Norfolk, VA — The NorVa
ABOUT SKILLET: One of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, Pandora Billionaires Club recipients, 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® Award 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 over 3 billion global audio streams. 2016’s Unleashed bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Going #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 either 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. This momentum continues on their 2019 tenth full-length, Victorious. With the bulk produced by Korey and John, it lives up to its name for Skillet as their most triumphant body of work yet. On top of Victorious, Skillet debuted their first graphic novel, EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel with Z2 Comics, which has become the publisher’s best-selling book of all time.