CASTING CROWNS CLAIMS FIRST
DOUBLE PLATINUM ALBUM WITH DEBUT
Casting Crowns One of Only Eight Christian Records Ever to Achieve Such Status
(Nashville, Tenn.) Aug. 30, 2012—Contemporary Christian Music super group Casting Crowns recently received notification of its first career RIAA certified double Platinum album. Casting Crowns, the band’s 2005 debut release, is one of only eight Christian projects ever to achieve 2x multi-Platinum status.
Joining the elite ranks of other 2x multi-Platinum Christian CDs including Satellite (P.O.D.), The Beautiful Letdown (Switchfoot) and Almost There (MercyMe), Casting Crowns was the band’s breakthrough album, spawning Gold single “Who Am I,” while making Casting Crowns a household name. The group has since become one of the most decorated acts in Christian music, reigning as Billboard’s top-selling CCM artist since 2007.
“I’m honored to work alongside Mark Hall and Casting Crowns, and congratulate them on such an incredible milestone. Their record was a game changer for Provident and CCM music and continues to minister to listeners,” notes Provident Music Group President & CEO, Terry Hemmings.
The news comes on the heels of one of Casting Crowns’ most successful tours to date, the “Come to the Well” tour, and recent recognition as Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album (Come To The Well) at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.