2017 has been a landmark year of career milestones for rockers Skillet. The band dominated the Billboard Year End charts for 2017 landing at #1 on the Christian Streaming Songs Artists (have held the #1 spot since the charts inception in 2014); #1, #4, #6, and #10 on the Christian Streaming Songs (have held the #1 spot since the charts inception in 2014), #7 Rock Streaming Artist, #8 Top Christian Artists and #11 Rock Streaming Songs as well as numerous others. Just in time for 2018, the band has released a new visual component for the song "Breaking Free." The song, that features Lacey Sturm on vocals, comes from the band's release Unleashed Beyond, a deluxe edition of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful release Unleashed. The video is now available on YouTube: link here: https://youtu.be/6kR3gYYGKlc.
Unleashed Beyond, which NewReleaseToday praised as being "beyond the average," is available wherever music is sold or via the band's webstore: www.skillet.com/store. The Atlantic Records release is also available on all digital streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music. The deluxe edition features the previously released version of the album as well as 5 unreleased tracks including "Breaking Free," "Stay Til The Daylight," "Brave," "You Get Me High" and "Set It Off." There are also 3 remixes of tracks from Unleashed including the #1 single "Feel Invincible," the crowd favorite "The Resistance" and the previously unreleased interpretation of "Stars" created for the recent film The Shack.
The debut single from Unleashed, "Feel Invincible," was recently certified gold by the RIAA. The song went to #1 on the Active Rock charts and the Hot Christian Songs chart. It was also nominated for a Billboard Music Award. The WWE, NFL, MLB, World Cup Of Hockey, Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Sports Awards and Rock Band 4 also used the song in various promotions. The video for the song has been viewed over 67 million times on YouTube.
Skillet's breakthrough album Awake was recently certified double platinum by the RIAA, one of only two Christian artists to receive this distinction in the last decade. The achievement comes from one of Skillet's most acclaimed albums and easily a fan-favorite. The album spawned the double-platinum single "Monster" and that song earned the distinction of being the most-streamed rock song of 2015. The videos from the Awake are collectively approaching a HALF OF A BILLION views on YouTube.
Skillet will hit the road on twelve-week arena tour starting January 5, 2018 headlining the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. Winter Jam kicks off in Charleston, WV and makes stops in St. Louis, MO; Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Chicago, IL and others before wrapping up March 31 in Lexington, KY. More information about tickets for these dates and all Skillet shows can be found at: http://www.skillet.com/tour.
Skillet has cemented their place as one of the 21st century's most successful rock bands. Selling more than 12 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the now double-platinum certified Awake. Their double-platinum single "Monster" was "the eighth most-streamed rock song of 2015" and currently has over 111 million plays (and counting) on Spotify, earning 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 and received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver Loudwire and more. Their latest album, Unleashed, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and the first single "Feel Invincible" went to #1 on the Rock Radio chart. The track "Stars" was featured in the soundtrack for the motion picture The Shack, released last March. Skillet was recently nominated for 3 additional Billboard Music Awards and their songs have been used by the WWE, Marvel, ESPN and the NFL to name a few.