An already memorable year for Kerry band Walking on Cars just got even better as Universal Music announced yesterday that ‘Everything This Way,’ the bands debut album, has been certified double platinum in Ireland.
Not only is it the only Irish album released in 2016 to be certified double platinum, but it is also the only debut album by an artist, Irish or International, released in 2016 to pass the incredible milestone.
Everything This Way was released in January of this year through Virgin EMI.
The album went straight to #1 in Ireland and remained in the Top 10 album chart for 31 consecutive weeks.
In the UK, the band are officially amongst the top three best-selling UK label signed breakthrough acts of 2016, selling over 210,000 albums worldwide with hit single ‘Speeding Cars’ now having had a whopping 59 million streams worldwide.
Their debut album ‘Everything This Way’ has now gone top five in seven countries and top twenty in a further twenty-three on the iTunes charts.
Also announced this week, Apple Music and iTunes Ireland have chosen Everything This Way as their Best Album of 2016, describing it as a ‘pulsating, cinematic debut’.
With a packed to the rafters performance at Electric Picnic and a sold out 3Arena show already completed for 2016, the band round off their astounding year with a headline performance at the New Year’s Festival on Stephens Green on December 31st.