New Press Release; The Struggle Debuts at #9 on the Billboard Top 200!

Check out the new press release below:

As Billboard Magazine declares: “To say this band is going to be the ‘next big thing’ feels like an understatement,” celebrated band Tenth Avenue North again lives up to industry and consumer buzz with its third studio project, The Struggle, which released Aug. 21. The album debuted this week at No. 9 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian chart, while its first single, “Losing,” maintains strong radio momentum.

The Struggle was preceded to retail by single “Losing,” which readily found an audience at both the Christian AC and CHR formats. The song acquired 73 adds its first week out, making it the most added debut Christian single in 2012 to date. This week “Losing” continues to hold steady at No. 3 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart, No. 3 on the AC Monitored chart and No. 2 at CHR with more than 82,500,000 cumulative impressions. The music video for “Losing” also continues to gain traction at more than 115,000 total views. Watch the video online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHcVTbyJqis.

Tenth Avenue North kicked off promotional efforts for The Struggle this summer with fan-focused listening events in cities including Columbus, Ohio; Minneapolis and New York. Last week, the group played a fan show in Dallas, sponsored by KLTY-FM, as well as acoustic performances at LifeWay Christian Store locations in Ft. Worth, Texas; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Indianapolis. The latter was sponsored by K-LOVE Radio, who featured Tenth Avenue North in this video interview: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqu2j0IM3lg&feature=related.

Also in honor of street week, SiriusXM’s The Message channel hosted “Sharing ‘The Struggle‘ Week with Tenth Avenue North.” Throughout the week, Tenth Avenue North shared on-air about The Struggle and introduced songs from the record. As one listener responded, “…thanks for providing this opportunity to us listeners …I was really touched by their words.” The Message aired a live special taping where invited fans gathered at SiriusXM studios to listen to an exclusive acoustic performance.

Tenth Avenue North will continue to support the new project with a 35-city “The Struggle” tour this fall. Additional support of theThe Struggle includes extensive feature coverage by Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, ec: Essential Connection Magazine and Collegiate Magazine, among others. A review by ChristianityToday.com calls The Struggle Tenth Avenue North’s “strongest album to date,” while Billboard Magazine says, “The group’s combination of ear-grabbing melodies and compelling lyrics (mostly penned by frontman Mike Donehey) are a winning formula the band continues on third album The Struggle.”

 

GUYS. The album debuted at #9 ON THE BILLBOARD 200. To give you some perspective… The Light Meets the Dark reached #15, and Over and Underneath peaked at #39 almost a year after it released. The album is also currently #1 on the Billboard Christian charts… not to mention that “Losing” stands at the #2 or #3 position on multiple chartings, with some measuring more than 3000 plays per week! Give the band a big round of applause.

 

For this week’s POTW, we’re having an album showdown – which of these releases is your favorite?!

Which of the band's signed releases is your favorite?

  • The Struggle (74%, 14 Votes)
  • The Light Meets the Dark (26%, 5 Votes)
  • Over and Underneath (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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Plus, poll results from two weeks ago (we had an album poll last week):

Which, out of the first three tracks on The Struggle, is your favorite?

Worn – 58%
The Struggle – 25%
Shadows – 17%