The Promise, the debut album from 143/Atlantic
recording group Plus ONE, has been certified gold by the RIAA for U.S. sales
in excess of 500,000 units. Released in May of 2000,The Promise – the first
album issued via a joint venture from Atlantic Records’ Christian Division
with the celebrated 143 Records – debuted at #1 on the Soundscan Christian
music chart, coming in with a record new artist sales tally and coinciding
with a #76 entry on the Billboard 200.
The Promise which just re-entered the Billboard 200, has already spawned a
pair of #1 CCM singles, “God Is In This Place” and “Written On My Heart.”
More than that, “Written On My Heart” expanded Plus ONE’s profile with
remarkable #1 runs at Christian AC outlets and at Christian CHR, where it set
the format’s new weeks-at-number one record with seven weeks in the top spot.
Additionally, the “Written On My Heart” companion video scored #1
most-requested status on the Disney Channel. “Last Flight Out,” Plus ONE’s
first single serviced to mainstream radio outlets, went on to help introduce
the music of Plus One to a wide new audience, hitting top 5 at Radio Disney
in the process – in addition to landing #1 requests at Disney TV and a
popular reception at Nickelodeon for the track’s companion video.
The RIAA certification coincides with the amazing first year for the
Nashville-based vocal quintet made up of Nathan Walters, Nate Cole, Jeremy
Mhire, Jason Perry, and Gabe Combs. This month they were featured – along
with a host of Atlantic Group label mates – on Music Choice’s On Stage
concert series. Recently taped before a high-energy audience of 3,000 at Hard
Rock Live in Orlando, Florida, the concert has been packaged into two
distinct live music specials for cable television. .” Plus ONE performed
with Monica on ABC’s Christmas Eve special, “Twas the Night Before
Christmas,” and were recent performers and hosts on Nickelodeon’s Slime Time
Live. The group was also recently nominated for five 2001 Dove Awards,
including New Artist of The Year and Group of The Year, along with a
Pop/Contemporary Album of The Year nomination for The Promise.
Read Plus One Interview
See story on their successful tour atPlus One tour
Read all about the band at Plus One Story
Read 2001: The Year of the Christian Boy Band
Read about their Nashville concert at Plus One In Nashville
Check out the Christian Boy Band forum.
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