SKILLET’S UNLEASHED BOWS AT #3
ON BILLBOARD’S TOP 200 ALBUM CHART MARKING
3rd CAREER TOP 5 ALBUM DEBUT
Band To Make Broadcast Premiere Of New Single “Feel Invincible” on
FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series Friday, August 19th
(New York, NY – August 15, 2016) – GRAMMY-nominated rockers Skillet have cemented their place as one of rock’s most-successful with the release of Unleashed, debuting this week at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Unleashed is the third album to debut in the top 5. Their previous two, Rise and Awake, debuted at #4 and #2 respectively. Unleashed also landed at #2 on the Billboard Top Albums Chart, #2 on the Digital Albums Chart, and #3 on the Physical Albums Chart. The album shot to #1 on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and #2 on the Top Albums chart when it was released last Friday. The album is available on iTunes: www.smarturl.it/
SkilletUnleashed, Amazon.com: www.smarturl.it/ SkilletUnleashed_A and music retailers worldwide. Skillet can also be found on Google Play at: www.smarturl.it/ SkilletUnleashed_GP and streaming on Spotify: www.smarturl.it/StreamSkillet.
"I am so blown away by the loyalty of our fans once again. It is such a huge honor to keep making music that people resonate with. This week was more than we hoped for,” describes Skillet vocalist John Cooper.
Skillet’s performance on FOX & Friends All American Summer Concert Series will be the broadcast debut of their infectious single, “Feel Invincible.” The single has already gained popularity and has been used by the WWE during their Battleground Pay-Per-View, TBS’ E-League and Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. The song has also been featured in Rock Band. “Feel Invincible” was recently chosen by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for use throughout the entire 2016-football season. The song will be the soundtrack for the opening video montage to lead into each week’s syndicated game reaching over 90 million TV households. This is the second time that Skillet and the ACC Network have teamed up. The video for the single has been viewed over 7.8 million times and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Qzw6A2WC5Qo.
Skillet will be embarking on a worldwide headline tour in the Fall. The tour will feature Thousand Foot Krutch on the first half of the U.S. run and Sick Puppies will finish the second half of the tour. Devour The Day will be playing the entire tour. Akron, OH’s Red Sun Rising will provide support for dates in Europe and Russia. Additional information about the tour is available on the band’s website: http://www.skillet.com/tour
Skillet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more than 11 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a BillboardMusic Award for the platinum-certified Awake. Their double-platinum single “Monster” is “the eighth most-streamed rock song of 2015” with a total of 64 million plays (and counting) on Spotify and would earn the distinction of becoming “the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian Music.” 2013’s Rise bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times,Revolver Loudwire, etc. and was recently certified gold by the RIAA.