RED’S “FACELESS” CLAIMS NO. 1
ON BILLBOARD’S CHRISTIAN CHR RADIO CHART
“Faceless” Marks Band's First No. 1 on CHR Chart and 11th Career No. 1 Single
NEWS SOURCE: Provident Music Group
March 25, 2011
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) March 25, 2011 – Following the high-impact release of RED’s third studio album UNTIL WE HAVE FACES (2/1) -- the nation’s highest debut its first week out and No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart -- the twice GRAMMY-nominated rock outfit RED claims the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Christian CHR radio chart this week with its single, “Faceless.” The multi-format No. 1 song, “Faceless” also topped Billboard’s Christian Rock radio chart and it received millions of impressions when the band performed the track live during its street week, on TBS’s CONAN (2/8).
This chart-topper is REDs first No. 1 on the Billboard Christian CHR radio chart, bringing the band’s career No. 1 single totals to an impressive 11 hits, 10 of those being consecutive.
RED can still be seen in various cities as part of the Winter Jam tour until Sunday, April 3. For a list of remaining dates, visit www.redmusiconline.com/tour for more tour information.
Nashville-based rock outfit RED, made up of MICHAEL BARNES (vocals), ANTHONY ARMSTRONG (guitar) RANDY ARMSTRONG (bass) and JOE RICKARD (drums), has logged an impressive 1,300 + live shows since releasing its debut album End Of Silence in 2006.
Since the emergence of the band’s debut, RED has delivered two Top Ten Active Rock singles, Three Top Ten Mainstream Rock singles and ten consecutive No. 1 hits at Christian radio. In addition, the band has maintained a near-constant presence on the road, performing alongside notable rock names such as Hinder, 3 Doors Down, Creed, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Sevendust, Drowing Pool, Flyleaf, Seether, Papa Roach, Buckcherry, Saving Abel, Staind, Third Day, Switchfoot, Skillet and others. Rave reviews for the band’s live shows and albums have been featured in top media outlets including USA Today and Billboard.
The band has sold nearly 700,000 albums across its first two album projects, both of which were GRAMMY nominated. RED’s sophomore project Innocence & Instinct released with first-week sales of nearly 40,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, which made it the No.15 bestselling album on Billboard’s Top 200 chart that week. It also reached the No. 5 spot on iTunes Overall Albums chart. To date, Innocence & Instinct has scanned more than 260,000+ units. The sophomore project built on the momentum of its debut album End of Silence, which has scanned more than 400,000 units (including track equivalents) and earned several awards and nominations.
RED’s Until We Have Faces (2/1/2011) was the highest debut in the country with the No. 2 spot on the coveted Billboard Top 200 its first week out. The project also claimed the No. 1 spots on the following Nielsen SoundScan charts: Current Hard Music, Current Rock Music, Current Alternative, Christian Rock, Current Contemporary Christian Album and Record Label Independent charts. Further, Until We Have Faces remained in the Top 5 on both iTunes’ Overall Album and Rock Album charts its entire street week.
Launched with massive online marketing and press campaigns, Until We Have Faces quickly yielded “Faceless” as its first No. 1 radio single – the band’s 11th No. 1 radio hit – all while receiving a flurry of media coverage in major entertainment and news outlets. The band’s street week culminated with a riveting performance of “Faceless” on TBS’s CONAN, Feb. 8 and a “Tonight Show With Jay Leno” performance of “Not Alone” on Feb. 16.
RED continues to unleash a torrential outpouring of its signature in-your-face rock as it tours the country as a part of the Winter Jam lineup through early April. For Red’s Behind-The-Scene’s video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm2elQizlGE.
For the latest on RED, please visit: www.redmusiconline.com.
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