Fontana International is poised to reveal Canada's best kept music secret to fans stateside. On May 19th, Canadian Pop/Rock sensation, Hedley
, will unleash their US exclusive masterpiece, Never Too Late
. This US debut includes, among others, Hedley's seven #1s from their two double platinum Canadian releases: Hedley
(2005) and Famous Last Words
The majority of the songs on Never Too Late
were produced by Greig Nori (Sum 41
); Brian Howes (Hinder
) produced "321," "On My Own," and "Trip" and GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine
, Rise Against
, Red Hot Chili Peppers
) takes production credit for "Gunnin'."
In three short years, Hedley has reached superstar status in Canada with two double platinum albums and seven #1 songs and a #2 ranking on Nielsen's 2008 year end BDS Top 10 Artist Airplay with 88,000 detections- just behind Rihanna
with 91,000, and surpassing other Canadian superstars such as Nickelback
and Avril Lavigne
The band recently swept the 2009 Radio Music Awards, winning Song Of The Year, Chart Topper & Fan's Choice Awards; and they're nominated for three 2009 JUNO Awards: Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Fan Choice Award. The band also won in all major categories at the Much Music Video Awards in 2008.
Hedley supported Bon Jovi
, the 3rd highest grossing touring band (following The Rolling Stones
and U2) , on a 12-date fall 2007 stadium tour, putting them in front of 200,000 people. The band has also seen extensive headline and support touring with Nickelback, Sum 41, Yellowcard
, Three Days Grace
, Finger Eleven, and many others.
With nearly 1.5 million MySpace hits, more than 2.5 million song plays, and millions of YouTube hits and views, The Hedley story has ignited in the US virally as a result of what started as unsolicited airplay at US stations along the Canadian border who recognized the demand for Hedley stateside.
"Old School," Hedley's 1st single from Never Too Late
impacted US Pop & Hot AC radio in late March. "Old School" has over 1 million views on YouTube, not of a music video, but simply scrolling lyrics to the song fast becoming the American prom and graduation soundtrack for 2009. Check it out: