My baby girl, Amelia, will be 11 weeks old this week. Sometimes when she is over tired and needs help calming down I sing to her or play music from my iPhone. Her favorite song, the one which quiets her down faster than any other is “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers. I have learned it well and know all the words by heart. Such a great song!
The band’s Grammy-nominated self-titled debut album (nominated for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album) continues to gain momentum on the charts, finally cracking the Billboard Top 10 last week with over 61,000 copies sold. The album has sold almost 700,000 copies since its release last April by Dualtone, almost always selling more records each week than the previous week.
The album is anchored by the band’s popular first single “Ho Hey” which has just gone double-platinum, and is quickly moving towards triple platinum with the band selling over 300,000 copies last week alone with a running total of nearly 2,400,000 copies sold. This accomplishment comes only weeks after the song went platinum, which was just over 6 months in the making, with the band selling on average 50 thousand copies of the song every week since its release.
The Lumineers are the first independent label artist to have a debut single reach #1 at three separate formats–Triple A, Alternative & Hot AC. “Ho Hey” spent eight weeks at #1 at Triple A radio and two weeks at #1 at Alternative Radio. The song is currently #1 on Billboard’s Rock Chart and #4 on the Hot 100. The debut album and “Ho Hey” were both #1 at Spotify for some time in December, and are currently sitting at #2 on the music streaming service.
The band’s second single “Stubborn Love” is following in the footsteps of its predecessor. “Stubborn Love” is currently sitting at #1 at AAA Radio, and is Top 20 at Alternative radio.
The band are preparing to hit the road in the US for some dates on the east coast, all of which sold out almost instantly. World-wide, the band is selling out every date they play. See below for complete itinerary.
Upcoming Tour Dates
January 30 – Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
January 31 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre
February 1 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
February 2 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
February 4 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
February 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE