The First Ever Canadian Rock Song To Receive This Outstanding Designation
Paralyzer Has Surpassed 700 Million Streams Globally
Acclaimed award-winning rock band, Finger Eleven, are celebrating yet another career high with the news of their smash hit single, Paralyzer, receiving a record-breaking certification of Quintuple Platinum.
Undoubtedly the band’s most successful single to-date, Paralyzer is also the first ever Canadian rock song to receive Quintuple Platinum designation
One of the most successful Canadian songs of all time, Paralyzer was the first single from Finger Eleven’s multi-platinum selling, Them vs. You vs. Me, which garnered the quartet a JUNO award for Rock Album of the Year.
The single enjoyed massive airplay, setting a record for the most consecutive weeks (14) at #1 on the Canadian Rock charts. The track hit one million Mediabase spins across multiple formats and spent an incredible 52 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has amassed over 700 million streams globally to-date, and is one of the band’s 8x Top 10 radio hits and 4x #1s.
“We’re still blown away by the success of the song,” comments the band. “Paralyzer was able to take us all over the world and we’ll always be grateful for that. ”
Finger Eleven, the alternative rock band from Ontario, and one of the best-selling Canadian bands of all time, have released a series of consecutive hit albums and become among the greatest live bands to ever emerge from the great White North.
Their debut, The Greyest of Blue Skies, broke Finger Eleven into the international mainstream, achieving Gold status in the United States and Platinum in Canada, and smashing the first single, One Thing, across the radio and Billboard charts. Their 2007 album, Them vs. You vs. Me, launched the single, Paralyzer, setting radio records in the US, peaking at #1 internationally and going Multi-Platinum, the band’s second million seller.
They won the JUNO Award for Rock Album the following year and set an incredible run at rock radio, with an unbeaten #14 weeks at the top spot. Life Turns Electric, was nominated for a JUNO Award for Best Rock Album of the Year. Five Crooked Lines continued to electrify audiences the world over. The roaring 2020s promise to deliver the hardest hitting Finger Eleven music yet, with a new album and global tour dates.