52 Weeks On Billboard, Simple Plan To Rock MTV's New Year

By | December 8, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Simple Plan have reached new found heights of success. The band will perform on MTV’s New Year’s celebration live from Times Square on December 31st, alongside special guests Hillary Duff, Ludacris and Chingy. Simple Plan will continue the MTV tradition by ringing in the New Year with a special surprise cover song performance just after midnight. Other artists who have shared this honor include No Doubt, P.O.D., Foo Fighters and Sum 41.

In addition, the quintet’s platinum-selling debut No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls has consistently appeared on the Billboard Top 200 for the past 52 weeks, making it one of the most successful rock albums of 2003. In fact, Simple Plan’s debut, released over a year and nine months ago-sold an astounding 35,976 this week, marking the band’s biggest sales week ever.

Simple Plan’s success can be attributed to a variety of components including a string of Top 10 radio hits, including the band’s current monster single “Perfect,” which is officially at #7 and climbing on the Top 40 Chart. Additionally, the band’s grassroots commitment to their fans, rigorous touring schedule and the release of their new DVD A Big Package For You continue to solidify Simple Plan’s status within the punk community. Simple Plan will soon announce their long-awaited headline tour, which is expected to kick off in late January. The tour, along with special guests should be announced shortly. For more information, go to www.simpleplan.com.