CRIA MULTI-PLATINUM CANADIAN BAND EIGHT-TIME MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARD WINNERS 10 CONSECUTIVE #1 MUCHMUSIC SINGLES
“Perfect” wins MMVA’s Video Of The Year over 1.5 million views at YouTube
“I’m not perfect but I keep trying/’Cause that’s what I said I would do from the start _” (from “Perfect” by Hedley)
(August 11, 2010 New York, NY) Multi-platinum Canadian band Hedley who added another three MuchMusic Video Awards this year to their growing tally since 2007 now take their melodic, celebratory rock and roll below the 49th parallel, with the October 12th U.S. release of their third studio album, THE SHOW MUST GO. Released in Canada, the album is in its 26th week on the Billboard Top Canadian Albums chart, and remains in the Top 20 at home after 37 weeks.
THE SHOW MUST GO is preceded by “Perfect,” Hedley’s first official U.S. single release, which won two MMVA’s in June (including Video Of The Year), impacted at radio on July 26th. “Perfect” became Hedley’s 10th consecutive #1 video at MuchMusic earlier this year, a new record for a domestic artist at the video channel. The piano-based power ballad has received more than 1.5 million views at YouTube, and can also be seen on top-rated music site VEVO, as well as the band’s website www.hedleyonline.com . The band also recently completed a sold-out Canadian arena tour, with US friends Boys Like Girls as direct support.
Hedley Jacob Hoggard (vocals, piano, guitar) Tom Macdonald (bass, vocals), Dave Rosin (guitar, vocals) and Chris Crippin (drums, vocals) exploded out of their native British Columbia in 2005, when their debut single “On My Own” hit #1. With four singles all hitting #1 on the influential MuchMusic Countdown “On My Own,” “321,” “Trip,” and “Gunnin'” their self-titled debut album Hedley cruised past CRIA double-platinum sales.
Hedley’s second album, Famous Last Words broke platinum 10 days after its release in October 2007. The lead track, “She’s So Sorry” (which won the MuchLOUD Best Rock Video Award), was followed by more Top 5 hits: “For the Nights I Can’t Remember,” “Never Too Late,” and “Old School,” all of which were #1 at MuchMusic (with the exception of Old School which had no video). “For the Nights I Can’t Remember” swept the MMVAs that year, winning Best Video, Best Cinema tography, and Best Director. At the Canadian Radio Music Awards, “For the Nights I Can’t Remember” won the Fans Choice Award, Song Of The Year, and the Chart Topper Award.
This year’s MuchMusic Video Awards in June were another sweep for Hedley. In addition to “Perfect” winning Video Of The Year and Post-Production Of The Year, the Pop Video Of The Year award went to “Cha-Ching,” the lead track from THE SHOW MUST GO.
“The American people are about to make a new best friend” says Hoggard, who came to prominence as a finalist in the 2004 season of CTV’s Canadian Idol on a bet, and later asked fans to vote him off when it became apparent that he might win. The front man puts the credit for Hedley’s success right where it belongs: “Much of what we’ve accomplished has been based on the relationship we’ve established with our fans. They’ve progressed and grown right alongside us.”