Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Brooke Fraser Gains Momentum @ Radio & Retail

Brooke Fraser's "Shadowfeet" single is racing up the radio charts. Brooke is one of the songwriters and voices for Hillsong United and has penned some of their biggest hits (including "Hosanna"). Read on for some of the incredible things going on regarding Brooke's music:

The North American campaign rolls into July with a huge breakthrough week on iTunes and Billboard!

Albertine - iTunes top 5 album and Editor’s Pick - quote “their most successful Editor’s Choice to date…often they reach top 20 on iTunes but Brooke went Top 5” . It remained on the front page as a “staff favorite” after the fact.

The album debuted last week on Billboard Top 200 at # 90 with sales of over 8000 units the week prior.

The song "Shadowfeet" has consistently been in the most added at Christian radio - currently up to 22 from 27 on the Christian CHR chart and New & Active at Christian AC – total audience last week 246,300. Starting the set-up at AAA now, with Hot AC and AC, CHR Pop to follow. Key stations spinning Shadowfeet include: WONU Chicago, KSBJ Houston, WMUZ Detroit, KCMS Seattle, WBUM Tampa, KLTY Dallas, WPOZ Orlando, KKFS Sacramento & WAYM Nashville

Brooke’s headlining tour dates have been doubling in crowd size on each run – on the June tour Brooke sold out LA Troubadour (520 people) and 200 to 500 capacity venues in San Francisco, Portland, Vancouver, Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Annapolis and Toronto. She will return to the road on August 6 at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas with a third leg to be announced for September.

Since its release May 27, Albertine has earned rave reviews in the press: “New Zealand native Brooke Fraser says her music ‘sounds like a pop marshmallow has dropped into a folk hot chocolate and become a warm spicy chocoolatey broth’ and we agree… if you are a fan of Sarah McLachlan or the Sundays, our Pop Editor thinks you’re gonna love this album.” – iTunes, “Editor’s music choice”

The four videos from Albertine have notched up over a 1,000,000 views on Youtube. We have 28 video outlets playing Shadowfeet – Havoc TV (43M HH on demand) Fuse (38M HH on demand) The Eye Network - added this week (5.2M HH) and Hot Trax for the month of August – in over 1000 stores nationwide including Nordstroms, Tommy Hilfiger, and 850 American Eagle Outfitters locations.

Brooke’s songs on her myspace page have had over 900,000 plays to date. Next week iLike is doing a banner/feature on the main page of the site. iLike has over 2 million uniques monthly visitors.

Further announced tour dates:
August 6 - DALLAS, TX - Pontiac Garage @ HOB
August 7 - AUSTIN, TX - The Parish
August 8 - HOUSTON, TX - The Warehouse Live
August 10 - NEW ORLENS, LA - The Parish @ HOB
August 12 - ATLANTA, GA - The Five Spot

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