Taylor Hicks’ CD is Certified Platinum!

American Idol Champ Taylor Hicks’ Self Titled Debut Album is Certified Platinum by the RIAA!

The first single, ‘Just To Feel That Way,’ goes to radio this week
Hicks begins his first headlining U.S. tour on February 21st.

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ —

American Idol’s current reigning champion Taylor Hicks is now a platinum recording artist. His self-titled debut album TAYLOR HICKS (Arista Records/19 Recordings) was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America selling over one million copies since its release on December 12, 2006. Hicks has reached this coveted platinum milestone prior to the release of an official single. The first single, “Just To Feel That Way,” goes to radio this week.
To ring in the New Year Hicks will also kick off his first headlining tour on Wednesday, February 21st, in Jacksonville, Florida at the Florida Theater with dates currently scheduled to run through April 27th in Kansas City, MO. This is the first time fans will be able to see him perform songs from the new album in a live venue. After a lifetime steeped in blues, soul, pop and R&B, Taylor’s artistry was reaffirmed and validated in no uncertain terms this past year, when he won the fifth season of FOX’s American Idol on May 24, 2006.

SOURCE Arista Records

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Congrats to Taylor, and kudos to the fans for helping to make this happen!


10 Responses to Taylor Hicks’ CD is Certified Platinum!

  1. Congratulations, chief. You earned it, dude. Enjoy the moment.

    An aside: PR Newswire is a sister division of the company I work for and there’s something sort of freaky about seeing a work component cited on a website I visit for pleasure. Just saying. The world is getting that much smaller, if not a little Orwellian.

  2. deejay says:

    very cool. he has to make it in the business to keep on doing what he do. looks like he’s making it in the business. how fun will it be to remember back to this moment with this CD in about 5 years when there won’t be any more discussions about his artistry or credibility. yes, very cool indeed.

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  4. JAG says:

    Taylor you are the BOMB!!

  5. PST says:

    Cool. Now that we got that outta the way…

    no surprise, I’m glad we got to platinum. Now it’ll be the lasting power of these songs that will bring more attention if double platinum is within reach.

  6. mojavedesertgirl says:

    Standing ovation for Mr Hicks – AND the Soul Patrol!

  7. Cali50 says:


  8. aerinphil says:

    Ash when I read the title, my jaw dropped. I don’t even think that Taylor’s CD has reached most countries yet (it’s not available in the Philippines anyway). I am so awestruck and I’m tearing up. Best news I’ve had in a long time. Go Taylor Hicks!!!

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  10. spaceytracy says:

    Thanks, Ash for posting this. What a great milestone for Taylor. I’m so excited, and so excited to be going to Jax for the first show of his solo tour. A big WOOOOOOOO today for Taylor!! Awesome news. Can’t wait to see him on Larry King this week and especially can’t wait to start hearing Taylor’s single on the radio.

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