Simple Plan Achieve Highest Rock Debut This Week

By | November 4, 2004 at 12:00 AM

New York, Ny – Punk superstars Simple Plan saw plenty of action as their new album Still Not Getting Any…soared to the top of the charts. The band’s sophomore album entered the Billboard Top 200 at #3 (trailing closely behind hard core rappers Jay Z/R. Kelly and Trick Daddy.) The album, with sales of 139,928, marks the band’s highest chart position to date and the highest rock debut this week. In addition to their monstrous success stateside, Still Not Getting Any…topped the chart in their native Canada at #2 and was the #3 top selling album in Japan.

“Simple Plan are a prime example of artist development,” said Jason Flom, Chairman and CEO of Atlantic Records and President of Lava Records. “Their tireless and unfaltering dedication to their fans, combined with the fact that they continue to write one hit song after another, are a blueprint for success.”

Still Not Getting Any’s… success can be attributed to Simple Plan’s overwhelming ability to write perfectly crafted, pop songs while speaking to a new generation of music fans. The band’s lead off track “Welcome To My Life” is currently #18 on the Pop Chart, reaching over an estimated 25 million listeners. Critics have also jumped on the Simple Plan bandwagon. Alternative Press cites the album as “arena-ready pop (with bits of old school punk thrown in)” while USA Today describes the album as full of “radio homeruns…striking the right balance between brawn and bubblegum.” Even Rolling Stone weighs in on the quintet’s sophomore album by proclaiming there “is hardly a track in the bunch that doesn’t sound like a single.”

As part of the overall launch of the album, MTV tapped Simple Plan’s Still Not Getting Any… for their multi-platform program “The Leak.” “The Leak” is an exclusive online streaming promotion, which allows fans to listen to albums in their entirety, prior to street date. Simple Plan’s Still Not Getting Any… was one of the most successful Leak programs to date, with an estimated 814,000 streams. Simple Plan are also involved in MTV’s upcoming Spankin’ New Music Week as one of a few select performers. Their video “Welcome To My Life” was added to MTV’s Big 10 rotation and remains a daily staple on the daily countdown show TRL. “Welcome To My Life” is also in heavy rotation on Fuse and on Nickelodeon.

In keeping with the band’s hard working ethos, Simple Plan recently announced a US headline tour sponsored by Verizon Wireless which commenced on October 30th. The tour, which is part of Verizon’s Music Unleashed Concert Series, will hit every major market through November, followed by Christmas shows in December. For more information, go to and

Simple Plan is Pierre Bouvier (vocals), Chuck Comeau (drums), David Desrosiers (bass, backing vocals), Sebastien Lefebvre (guitar, backing vocals) and Jeff Stinco (lead guitar). The band’s debut album, “NO PADS, NO HELMETS…JUST BALLS,” was released on Lava Records in 2002 and sold over 3 million albums worldwide and spawned several top 10 hits including “I’d Do Anything,” “Addicted” and “Perfect.” In addition, Simple Plan were honored in 2003 with a MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best New Artist and won the 2003 & 2004 MuchMusic People’s Choice Award.

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