Passenger's "Let Her Go" Certified Gold; Top 15 At Hot AC And #7 On VH1 Top 20 Countdown

International hit single “Let Her Go” from Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has been certified Gold by the RIAA, with nearly 600,000 digital tracks sold to date. The single has already reached #1 in 16 countries, boasts more than 100 Million views on YouTube, and achieved Platinum certification in Canada and the UK, where album All The Little Lights has also just been certified Platinum.

Following his sold-out North American summer tour, the VH1 You Oughta Know Artist has been selling over 50,000 digital tracks a week on average. At radio, “Let Her Go” is now Top 15 at Hot AC, Top 20 at Triple A and grabbed 35 Top 40 adds in the past two weeks alone. Meanwhile, the “Let Her Go” video is currently #7 on VH1’s Top 20 Countdown, in a top 10 that includes Katy Perry, Lorde, Capital Cities, Lady Gaga, Zedd and Taylor Swift. Album All The Little Lights held the #1 Billboard Heatseekers position for six non-consecutive weeks, and currently sits at #2; the album is now in its 57th consecutive week of the Top New Artists Chart.

Passenger made his Stateside national television debut in July on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, where he performed “Let Her Go” with Rickey Minor and the Tonight Show Band. He followed that performance with a morning television debut on Live! With Kelly and Michael. Media coverage has included mentions in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone, and features in USA Today, Billboard, Washington Post and more. While in North America, Passenger also recorded an exclusive session with iTunes, which will be released on November 12, 2013.

Media Quotes

“This year’s Gotye could be Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go.”
-- USA Today, from Shazam’s Top 10 Songs of the Summer Predictions

“Emotional resonance is at the heart of Passenger’s songs... Rosenberg has a knack for tackling dark subjects with a light touch, whether using a joke or a disarmingly honest remark that makes disappointment less daunting.” -- Washington Post

“Heartfelt songs from a British trouabdour...” -- WNYC Soundcheck

“Instrumental-driven folk-pop that blows its indie-level competitors out of the water...simple, spare, and touching.” -- Village Voice

“Passenger is a born storyteller and wordsmith...think Neil Young in his ’70s hey day but slightly less depressed.” -- Idolator

“Rosenberg’s wordplay, clever rhymes and deadpan humor distinguish him from fellow musicians lumped into the expansive ‘singer/songwriter’ category.” -- Paste Magazine

"Pastoral, genteel acoustic songs with pop sensibilities - think a sparse and intimate Van Morrison…" -- Charlotte Observer

"Everything is genuine with Passenger; every song he plays is like listening to a chapter in his life." -- Ellenwood-EP

“Britain’s Passenger is remarkably honest, fragile, focused, and confident... All the Little Lights is a masterful work of art, plain and simple.” -- Pop Matters (9/10 Stars)

“This man is brilliant and humble. He’s troubling and hilarious. He’s lighthearted and full of heart. His performance mirrored these contrasts...Passenger’s live performance is an experience.” -- The Owl

 

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Danielle Romeo | romeo@nettwerk.com