Universal Republic phenomenon Owl City reclaimed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart this week after originally hitting the # 1 position two weeks ago with the smash hit "Fireflies." The song continues to break boundaries at radio as it is top 10 at both Top 40 and Hot AC formats along with impressive showings at Alternative, Triple A, and Rhythm Crossover making it one of the most requested songs in the US. "Fireflies" also sold an amazing 200,000 digital singles this week bringing sales totals over a million. Combining an impressive radio story, huge sales, a # 1 song, a sold out tour in the US as well as sold out shows in Asia this month are all parts in making Owl City the best new artist story of 2009.
With Ocean Eyes on its way to Gold status Owl City just wrapped a highly-praised sold-out US tour. People who missed this past tour can catch Young's energizing show next year when Owl City hits the road again in January before touring Europe in February and then Australia and New Zealand in March.
Hailing from the small Minnesota town of Owatonna, Minnesota, (population 22,000), Young's songs convey a singular simplicity that has rocked the 24/7 non-stop-chatter of an ultra-competitive music world. Calling his homemade-basement studio "the cave," other songs on the new album include "Vanilla Twilight," which is also climbing up the iTunes singles chart and "Cave In," "Umbrella Beach," "Dental Care," among others.
In other news, Owl City has launched a new mobile contest to win an autographed Gibson SG Zoot Suit guitar. Contest runs through the end of the year (12/31).
There are three ways to join:
01. Text OWLCITY to 66937 and join the mobile mob 02. Call Adam at 507-216-4583 and press 1 to leave him a message 03. Visit www.owlcitycontest.com
As a mob member, you can receive texts and voicemails from Adam, exclusive content, tour info, and more contest opportunities.