Lukas Graham Debuts at #3 on Billboard Top 200

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LUKAS GRAHAM DEBUTS AT #3 ON THE
BILLBOARD TOP 200
PLATINUM SINGLE “7 YEARS” IS #2 ON THE
BILLBOARD HOT 100, #3 HOT AC RADIO, #10 AT TOP 40
SOLD OUT HEADLINE TOUR UNDERWAY
 
April 12, 2016 – Lukas Graham‘s widely acclaimed self-titled debut – released last week via Warner Bros. Records – has secured the #3 spot on the Billboard Top 200. As Billboard reports, this marks the “largest first-week for a group’s debut full-length album in over a year.” The album is seeing similar success around the world, debuting at #1 in Australia and Canada, #2 in the UK and New Zealand and #5 in Ireland.
 
Breakout lead single “7 Years” continues its rapid climb up the charts. With almost 300 million streams on Spotify globally, the song remains at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and is growing at multiple radio formats – currently #3 at Hot AC, #10 at Top 40, #13 at Mainstream Radio, and #17 at Triple A – with over 640 million in audience to date.
Lukas Graham has earned overwhelming acclaim, including positive reviews at Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, People and more, with Esquire even declaring them “perhaps already a Best New Artist Grammy frontrunner.” The band has performed on Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CONAN and Late Night with Seth Meyers, with more to come.
Led by singer Lukas Forchhammer, the Danish foursome is rounded out by Kasper Daugaard (keyboard), Mark “Lovestick” Falgren (drums) and Magnus Larsson (bass). The band is currently in the midst of their completely sold out North American headline tour. See below for more information.
Stream Lukas Graham via Spotify:
 
Critical acclaim for Lukas Graham:
 
“Pop’s brash new prince.”
– Billboard
 
“Balancing old-and-new-school soul with Bruno Mars panache, this Danish singer’s debut is a fine argument for pop optimism.”
– Rolling Stone
“Lukas Graham…writes neatly turned songs that merge the lilt of pop-soul with the quick cadences of hip-hop, and he sings about earnest striving that gets its deserved reward.”
– New York Times
“Laid-back and soulful, songs effortlessly blend elements of hip hop and folk while relaying oftentimes relatable experiences, such as coming from nothing (Mama Said) and regrettable booty calls (Drunk in the Morning). Like 7 Years, Don’t You Worry ‘Bout Me and Funeral grapple with loss, but in a more upbeat fashion.”
– USA Today
“[Lukas Graham brings] ebullience, sincerity, and some very good pop tunes…with a strain of honesty that’s rare in pop.”
– Entertainment Weekly
“Graham’s vocals…somehow deliver both sentimentality and pick-me-up infectiousness. A must-listen.”
– PEOPLE
“Not since Ed Sheeran played SXSW 2012 has anybody hit the festival so fully-formed, so at-the-ready with pop radio hits-in-waiting. Perhaps already a Best New Artist Grammy frontrunner, Lukas Forchhammer has charm to burn.”
– Esquire
“With a bit of soul-pop flavor, a little hip-hop infusion, and beautiful piano accompaniment, it’s apparent that the singer’s got way more to offer than just one chart-topping single.”
– Glamour
Catch Lukas Graham on tour in North America this spring:
Remaining tickets on sale now at http://smarturl.it/LukasGrahamEvents
April 12           Seattle, WA                  The Crocodile *SOLD OUT*
April 14           San Francisco, CA        POPSCENE @ Rickshaw Stop *SOLD OUT*
April 20           St. Louis, MO               The Firebird *SOLD OUT*
April 21           Chicago, IL                   Double Door *SOLD OUT*
April 22           Detroit, MI                   The Shelter *SOLD OUT*
April 24           Norfolk, VA                  Norva Theater
April 25           Charlotte, NC               Visulite Theatre *SOLD OUT*
April 27           West Palm Beach, FL    Sunfest
April 30           Scottsdale, AZ              Chipotle Cultivate Festival
May1               Denver, CO                  Marquis Theater *SOLD OUT* (moved from April 18)
May 3              Dallas, TX                   House of Blues – Cambridge Room *SOLD OUT*
May 5              Atlanta, GA                 Vinyl *SOLD OUT*
May 6              Nashville, TN               3rd and Lindsley *SOLD OUT*
May 8              Washington, DC           U Street Music Hall *SOLD OUT*
May 9              New York, NY             Highline Ballroom *SOLD OUT*
May 11             Brooklyn, NY              Rough Trade *SOLD OUT*
May 12             Boston, MA                 Brighton Music Hall *SOLD OUT*
May 19             Salt Lake City, UT      The State Room *SOLD OUT* (moved from April 16)
 
*note: April 29 show at The Resident in Los Angeles has been canceled

 

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