Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish's new album Imaginaerum has earned them an EMMA Award for best selling album of the year in Finland.

The band had this to say about it: "Yesterday we received an EMMA award for the most selling album in Finland 2011. What makes this extra special is the fact that it did so in just four weeks! Again, we can nothing but bow before the loyalty and enthusiasm of our fantastic fans! Thank you!"


Source: nightwish.com
Band profile: Nightwish
 
Posted: 24.01.2012 by JD



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The Shape 1973 - 24.01.2012 at 12:29  
The best selling album from every genre or just metal?
Risto - 24.01.2012 at 12:36  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 24.01.2012 at 12:29

The best selling album from every genre or just metal?

All genres covered. They sold over 67 000 units in about four weeks, which is 3x platinum. This is the fourth time Nightwish have won the award.
3rdWorld - 24.01.2012 at 12:42  
The Shape 1973 - 24.01.2012 at 12:44  
Written by Risto on 24.01.2012 at 12:36

Written by The Shape 1973 on 24.01.2012 at 12:29

The best selling album from every genre or just metal?

All genres covered. They sold over 67 000 units in about four weeks, which is 3x platinum. This is the fourth time Nightwish have won the award.

Not a fan of the new album, but that is impressive. In the UK metal has very low sales compared to anything made by a reality TV show.
mariano - 24.01.2012 at 13:39  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 24.01.2012 at 12:44

Written by Risto on 24.01.2012 at 12:36

Written by The Shape 1973 on 24.01.2012 at 12:29

The best selling album from every genre or just metal?

All genres covered. They sold over 67 000 units in about four weeks, which is 3x platinum. This is the fourth time Nightwish have won the award.

Not a fan of the new album, but that is impressive. In the UK metal has very low sales compared to anything made by a reality TV show.

Well... if you play it you'll notice it's not quite a metal album anyway, more like a film soundtrack with some touches of metal, pop and folk.
IronAngel - 24.01.2012 at 13:45  
Irrelevant. Metal is and has been mainstream in Finland for some decade now.

For those interested, CoB won the metal album of the year award. The Emma awards are a joke though, much like the Grammys but on a smaller scale. An entertainment event in the pocket of big labels and media. They are so far removed from the reality of music enthusiasts that it's not really interesting at all.
X5452 - 24.01.2012 at 16:27  
The fact metal is much more popular and people still buy cd's there makes this possible. Which is admirable.
Will never happen in my country though, 95% of people download everything illegally xD
Angel_Lament - 24.01.2012 at 18:17  
Wow, I gotta say that's impressive though I'm not a fan of the songwriting in that album...!
Elodie Artour - 24.01.2012 at 19:33  
'Grats, Nightwish!
SymphAlchemist - 26.02.2012 at 18:16  
Holy shit. At the very end of the year it could beat all other albums!

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