Foreigner Earns Digital Gold And Platinum Awards
Foreigner's Mick Jones was recently presented with six new gold and platinum records from Atlantic Records CEO Craig Kallman.
Jones was given four gold records for sales over 500,000 for the songs "Cold as Ice," "Feels Like the First Time," "Hot Blooded," and "Waiting For a Girl Like You." The group was also awarded two platinum records for the songs "I Want to Know What Love Is" and "Juke Box Hero."
"Our music has touched a lot of people worldwide," Jones said in a press release. "Unwittingly, we've been weaved into the fabric of people's lives."
"For me, the most significant part of today's event is the Platinum certification of "Juke Box Hero," co-manager Phil Carson said in the same release. "We tried everything we knew to break the song early in 1982, but it peaked at #26 with just 40,000 or so sales. For it to pass one million in the digital era is a testament to the band's hard work on the road, making this a high point in every performance, and to the relevance of Mick's songs and Foreigner over thirty years later."
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