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Posted March 15, 2012

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(Nashville, Tenn.) March 15, 2012-- GRAMMY Award nominated, female-fronted rock act Fireflight tops the sales charts this week with its most recent studio release, NOW (3/6/12). The band boasts its highest sales debut to date, beating out previous first week numbers.

Coming in at No. 1 on multiple sales charts, including SoundScanís Current Contemporary Christian Overall Chart, the Rock Alternative Chart as well as the iTunes Christian & Gospel Albums chart, Fireflight scanned more than 8,000 units its debut week. This is a career best for the group, who is enjoying success at radio as well with current single ìStay Close,î also No. 1 at Christian Rock radio this week.

Fireflight supported NOWís release amid a flurry of positive reviews from outlets including:

iTunes: ì...Fireflight proves masterful at delivering sanctified anthems with shout-along choruses.î ì...the quintet continues to bring excellence to its Evanescence-meets-Skillet sound while making subtle stylistic tweaks that move Fireflight closer to an even broader appeal.î

CCM Magazine: ìFireflightís latest is as powerful and abbreviated as its title: NOW. Dawn Michele and company are back...î

Christianity Today: ì...their [Fireflightís] fourth full-length doesn't stray from the tried and true: blistering guitar anthems garnished with electronics, all edged toward the epic via the massive vocals of Dawn Michele.î ì...if you're looking for a diverse rock record with a softer side, Now is well worth a listen.î

During street week, Fireflight also made an appearance on LeSEA Broadcastingís original 30-minute music program ìLive From Studio B.î

Asserting a new direction from the groupís previous record For Those Who Wait (2010), NOW calls listeners to move beyond their circumstances and take action. Produced by Jasen Rauch, NOW displays a new sonic focus for the band as well, built on lush electronic textures, futuristic moods and a more finely honed grasp of tender-to-titanic dynamics. Together the projectís hard-hitting message and sound make for an anthemic album.

Most recently, Fireflight wrapped the initial 20-city leg of its ìStay Closeî tour, featuring BEC Recordings artist Rapture Ruckus and Delvin Williams. The band will pick up a second run of the tour, this time with Ashes Remain and 7eventh Time Down, mid-April. For a complete list of tour dates, visit

About Fireflight
Florida native Fireflight comprises Dawn Michele (lead vocals), Justin Cox (guitar, keys, vocals), Wendy Drennen (bass, vocals), Glenn Drennen (guitar), and Adam McMillion (drums). Fireflight released its national debut, The Healing of Harms, in 2006, followed by breakout sophomore album Unbreakable (2008) and For Those Who Wait(2010).

The GRAMMY-nominated, modern rock outfit has received six career Dove Award nominations, including Artist of the Year in 2009, and lead singer Dawn Micheleís 2010 Female Vocalist of the Year nomination. Additionally, the group won Taco Bellís inaugural fan-voted ìBest of the Beatî contest in 2009, and performed at ESPNís ìWinter X Games 13.î

The bandís music has been featured on E! Entertainmentís ìStyle Networkî and in music-video reels at both American Eagle and Journeyís stores across the country. For nearly a decade, the band has remained tireless road warriors on the concert circuit averaging 140 shows a year.

For more information on Fireflight, visit or

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