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On The Verge: The Lumineers

posted June 13, 2012, 12:48 pm by Ben Oliver | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, On The Verge | comment Leave a Comment

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Denver based The Lumineers are set to be the featured artists on VH1’s “You Oughta Know” this coming July and August. VH1 has tapped The Lumineers as “You Oughta Know” artists alongside Rebecca Ferguson for two months, rather than the typical one artist for one month each. Launched in 2004, VH1’s “You Oughta Know” franchise introduces promising new artists on the rise to VH1’s base of music lovers. Many “You Oughta Know” artists have gone on to win industry awards and accolades including “Best New Artist” Grammy Awards and nominations. This highly acclaimed franchise has helped break artists such as Adele, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, The Civil Wars, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Foster The People, The Fray, Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, James Blunt, Mumford & Sons, Sara Bareilles, Regina Spektor and many, many others.

This news comes hot on the heels of the band’s best-selling week yet, with over 10,000 copies of their self-titled debut album sold this week, more than 2 months after the album’s April 3 release date. The album’s strong sales week propelled the band to #30 on the Billboard album chart, their highest chart position yet. The album is anchored by the band’s first single “Ho Hey,” which sold over 32,000 downloads this week alone, creeping up into the top 40 on the iTunes singles charts. The album rocketed up the iTunes album charts, breaking the top 5.

The band have spent most of 2012 touring behind their debut album, and will be hitting up many cities this summer, including dates supporting Brandi Carlile and dates supporting Old Crow Medicine Show. You can see their latest videos and tour dates here.


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