Gloriana goes for the (digital) gold
Saturday, September 25, 2010
– Gloriana's debut single, Wild at Heart,
was certified gold by the R.I.A.A (Recording Industry Association of America), the band's first gold digital single. Gloriana was presented with a plaque at Thursday's "Pickin' on the Patio" event by Emblem Records' President, Dean Serletic and Warner Music Nashville's President and CEO, John Esposito in honor of the band selling more than 500,000 singles of the song.
Written by Kay Bentley, Peter Kear and Serlectic, Wild at Heart was the best selling single from a new country act in 2009 and is off the band's self-titled debut album, released in August 2009. "Tonight is a great opportunity for us to recognize a big milestone in Gloriana's career," said Serletic. "Pickin' on the Patio provided the perfect setting to celebrate as the band performed for so many people who have helped contribute to and support their success."
"We are incredibly excited about Gloriana's future! They have continued to grow their ardent fan base, as shown by the success of Wild at Heart," said Esposito. "The band is starting work on their sophomore release, which will be the next step in further paving their long and successful career path in country music. We're proud to have them in our family."
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