David Cook’s self-titled debut has been certified platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding one million units.
Released on 18 November 2008, ‘David Cook’ entered the Billboard charts at #3 and digital album charts at #1, marking the best debut from an American Idol winner since 2006.
Collectively, songs from ‘David Cook’ have sold over two million tracks and ringtones combined. The first single, “Light On,” dominated the AOL Top 40 radio chart with eight (non-consecutive) weeks at #1 and is currently Top 10 at Hot AC radio and still climbing.
In late September last year, “Light On” premiered on AOL Music’s pop culture news site, PopEater.com, receiving over one million plays in less than a week.
Cook’s coronation single, “The Time of My Life” recently went platinum, with over one million tracks sold. “The Time of My Life” is not only the biggest single debut but also the highest selling coronation single in the show’s history. It also held the #1 position at mainstream AC radio for nearly four months straight. Cook is the 34th American Idol contestant to appear on a Billboard chart.
Cook kicked off 2009 by performing for troops during a USO tour. He visited seven different bases, singing songs off his self-titled album. And he will be kicking off his first headline tour, ‘The Declaration Tour – 2009’ in Tallahassee, Florida on 13 February.