World conquering electro rockers AWOLNATION have just seen their massive hit single Sail go platinum in the US. That is a staggering one million digital downloads. Wowzer…
The US-based band were one of the first signings to Red Bull Records and with the help of the label they've also seen their debut album Megalithic Symphony go platinum.
Sail, which recently went double platinum in Canada, spent a mind-boggling 47 weeks in the US Alternative Radio Chart – 12 of them in the top five. And with the epic single being hammered right across the US, AWOLNATION's debut album Megalithic Symphony took the number one Billboard Heatseeker Album of 2011 after 33 weeks in the top ten.
It's massive news for both the band and Red Bull Records. The label, which is also home to Glasgwegian punk-popsters Twin Atlantic and British metallers Heaven's Basement, has taken a gamble in developing only brand new acts and AWOLNATION's success is a massive vindication of their signing policy.
The video for Sail, below, has been recieved 12 million plays.