The Band Perry’s Debut Album Earns Platinum Certification
Just when the Band Perry think 2011 can't get any better, it does! The band's self-titled debut on Republic Nashville has now been certified platinum for sales exceeding one million copies.
Earlier this week, the Band Perry were nominated for their first Grammy in the Best New Artist category where they are the only country-nominated act. Also in the mix for the award are Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and Skrillex.
"We are excited and honored beyond belief," the siblings said in a press statement after announcing the additional good news this week. "A Grammy nomination is like a gold star from the people you most look up to. As we begin our next album, this is a great vote of confidence. To both the music fans who bought our album -- and told a friend -- and to the creative community that has welcomed us in, we promise not to let you down!"
In April, Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry took home the trophy for the ACM's Best New Artist, and made a sweep at the 45th Annual CMA Awards last month where they walked away the winner in three categories: New Artist of the Year, Song of the Year and Single of the Year, both for their No. 1 smash hit 'If I Die Young.'
The 54th Grammy Awards ceremony will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 12.