GODSMACK Earn RIAA Gold Certification For Their ‘When Legends Rise’ Album
Multi-platinum hard rock titans GODSMACK have earned another career highlight. The band’s WHEN LEGENDS RISE album (BMG, February 2018) is newly gold-certified by the RIAA. In addition, two more of the album’s singles (the title track and “Under Your Scars”) have also been officially certified gold by the RIAA. The album’s first single and #1 rock track “Bulletproof” earned a Platinum Digital Single Award in September 2020 and was previously certified Gold in the U.S.
WHEN LEGENDS RISE is the seventh studio album from GODSMACK, who are Sully Erna [vocals, guitar], Tony Rombola [guitar], Robbie Merrill [bass], and Shannon Larkin [drums]. Produced by Erik Ron and Erna, it was the band’s first release in four years and was recorded at their headquarters (GSHQ) in Derry, New Hampshire. The album went on to garner a multitude of career milestones for the group: four #1 rock tracks (an accomplishment that makes GODSMACK one of only four rock acts to achieve this), and a record 11 #1 singles in the band’s career with the album’s fourth single “Unforgettable.” WHEN LEGENDS RISE entered the Billboard Top 200 album chart in the top ten (#8), with four #1 placements on other charts: Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Music Albums, Top Independent Albums and Top Alternative Albums.
“After more than 20 years of chart-topping success, Godsmack remain ‘bullet proof,’” says Thomas Scherer, BMG President, Repertoire & Marketing New York and Los Angeles. “Undeniable hit songs coupled with innovative videos and an unprecedented direct access between the band and their fans, Godsmack deliver an ‘unforgettable’ music experience. The band continues to develop their global presence and put in the creative hard work that is the recipe for success. We all look forward to seeing them back out on the road soon, touring around the world behind their long-anticipated upcoming new album on BMG.”
Dan Gill, BMG EVP, Recorded Music, Los Angeles, adds, “A journey three years in the making, our first Gold album together and one of many we look to achieve. When Legends Rise was only the beginning of what we can accomplish: their seventh Top 10 album, four consecutive Number One rock singles (‘Bulletproof,’ ‘When Legends Rise,’ ‘Under Your Scars,’ ‘Unforgettable’), and more than 1 billion streams set to be reached by the end of 2021. Godsmack shows up for their fans and the fans for them. It’s an honor to work with such a dedicated and hardworking band who continue to be at the top of their game after 20 years! Everyone at BMG wishes them the best in their continued success and congratulate them on achieving yet another career milestone.”