NASHVILLE, TN...2/18/10....With three consecutive RIAA Gold records, multiple GRAMMY® Award wins, sell out tours and non-stop radio hits, TobyMac has hit yet another career milestone with his fourth solo effort, TONIGHT, giving him highest solo career debut ever. Selling over 78,000 units, TONIGHT ranked amongst acts like Lady GaGa and the Black Eyed Peas, entering the Billboard Top 200 at No. 6 as well as No.3 on overall Current Digital Albums chart.
“Every time I give birth to a new record, it is an intense labor of love,” said TobyMac. “From the creation of the music, to the production, and then to the promotion, it takes a great team and a huge amount of effort on everybody’s part. I’m truly thankful for the people around me, as well as my fans who seem to show up and represent every time. For these reasons, I’ll always give it all I’ve got.”
Already critically acclaimed and having garnered the GRAMMY® nominated No. 1 Billboard single “City On Our Knees,” (the fastest charting and selling track in his career with over 225,000 downloads), TobyMac’s digital sales were equally significant, with TONIGHT peaking at No. 2 on the iTunes® overall sales chart.
“We could not be more pleased with the excitement we are seeing surrounding TobyMac’s “Tonight” release,” remarked Peter York, Label Group President, EMI Christian Music Group. ”From radio to retail to the fans at street week events and on line, the enthusiasm for this project is overwhelming. Toby has cultivated a loyal fan base who look to him for current production values on songs that impact their lives. Once again he has delivered an extraordinary record filled with diverse styles, hooks, beats and messages. The sales numbers we are seeing on release week indicate he has truly given the consumers what they are looking for. We are very grateful to partner with such a gifted artist.”
TobyMac recently donated 100% of his artist royalties from iTunes® week long preview of “Get Back Up,” his new single debuting March 5th, to the devastation in Haiti. Proceeds will be divided up amongst the Hands and Feet Organization, Restore Haiti, and Compassion International. He will hit the road on March 4th with Skillet for the AWAKE TONIGHT tour.
*Forefront Record’s multi-platinum, five-time GRAMMY® Award winner and 2010 nominee TobyMac has just released his fourth studio album, TONIGHT, which has already raced to No. 2 on iTunes® overall sales chart.
*Just like its three predecessors TONIGHT is drawing the attention of music fans everywhere, with over 1000 people flocking to a local Lifeway Bookstore in Houston to meet the singer/songwriter this morning following a visit to KSBJ radio this morning.
* In follow-up to the No. 1 Billboard single “City On Our Knees,” the fastest charting and selling track in TobyMac’s career, “Get Back Up” will be the second single released from the new record. The track goes for ads at AC and CHR on March 5.
*KLOVE.com is hosting the exclusive music video premiere of TONIGHT for this week only, while Yahoo! Music will debut the “ShowStopper” music video as well as featuring the Then & Now video. Tune in now to hearitfirst.com to catch exclusive interviews with TobyMac and an eye-catching skin of TONIGHT on tangle.com
*TobyMac was nominated this year at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards, in which he was nominated for Best Gospel Song for “City On Our Knees,” his debut single from TONIGHT that also topped Billboard’s singles chart.
*TobyMac is preparing to embark on the AWAKE TONIGHT tour co-headlining with popular rockers Skillet. The tour kicks off March 4 in Aurora, IL, and tickets are in hot demand for its 20+ tour markets. For more information on the AWAKE TONIGHT tour and for the latest news and information on TobyMac please go to www.tobymac.com.
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