29 Oct 2014 Music-News.com Newsdesk
After Paolo Nutini had to cancel both Glasgow dates with severe tonsillitis, finally some good news. His biggest-selling album to date, the acclaimed ‘Sunny Side Up’ has now passed the landmark of 1.8 million copies sold in the UK across all formats since its release in June 2009.
This impressive achievement earns ‘Sunny Side Up’ a prized 6x Platinum certification by the BPI ‘ the trade body that represents the recorded music business and which also administers the UK’s iconic Platinum, Gold & Silver Certified Awards Scheme.
Paolo’s popularity as one of Britain’s leading artists is further underlined by the success of his current album, ‘Caustic Love’, which has already notched up nearly half a million sales since its release in April ‘ one of the top five best-selling albums of 2014 so far.
Following its release just over five years ago, only eight artist albums that have come out since then have sold more copies in the UK than Paolo Nutini’s ‘Sunny Side Up’, including Adele’s ’21’, Michael Buble’s ‘Crazy Love’, Take That’s ‘Progress’ and Emeli Sande’s ‘Our Version of Events’.
The BPI’s Gennaro Castaldo comments: ‘Sunny Side Up not only cemented Paolo’s reputation as a leading British talent of his generation, it also helped to propel him to international stardom. Now well on its way to becoming a modern classic, with 6x Platinum status and nearly 2m sales in the UK alone, ‘Sunny Side Up’ is one of those career-defining recordings that remains in permanent demand as new fans discover Paolo’s outstanding qualities as a singer-songwriter.’