Passenger Enters 19th Straight Week On Billboard Chart At #7; Highest Chart Position To Date

After 19 straight weeks on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, Passenger's Nettwerk debut album, All The Little Lights, has landed at #7, its highest chart position to date. Additionally, the video for stand-out single, "Let Her Go," gained over 4 million YouTube in about six weeks, bringing the current total to 5.6 million views. Watch “Let Her Go” above. 

After a hugely successful support slot with Ed Sheeran throughout Europe and North American in the fall, Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger) returned to North America for his first proper headline tour in December '12, selling out shows in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Toronto and Vancouver. As the year came to a close, All The Little Lights was named by iTunes UK as the "Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2012," while iTunes U.S. featured the album as a 2012 Chart Topper. "Let Her Go" appeared as on of Spotify's Top 10 Most Viral Tracks for the week of December 10.

Passenger will launch his sold-out headline UK tour this Sunday, January 13, and will spend the majority of winter touring through Europe before heading down to Australia in March. He plans to return to North America in spring 2013.

Quotes From The Media:

"Heartfelt songs from a British Troubadour." - WNYC Soundcheck

"[All The Little Lights is] a heartfelt collection of charming folk songs full of witty observations, well-crafted lyrics, and compelling choruses." - The Onion AV Club

"Like contemporaries Milo Greene and Greg Laswell, as well as more well-known artists like Paul Simon, Ben Folds, and Leonard Cohen, Britain’s Passenger (the pseudonym of Michael Rosenberg) is remarkably honest, fragile, focused, and confident…All the Little Lights is a masterful work of art, plain and simple." - Pop Matters (9/10 stars)

"Rosenberg’s wordplay, clever rhymes and deadpan humor distinguish him from fellow musicians lumped into the expansive ‘singer/songwriter’ category." - Paste Magazine

"This man is brilliant and humble. He’s troubling and hilarious. He’s lighthearted and full of heart. His performance mirrored these contrasts...Passenger’s live performance is an experience. " - The Owl (live review)

"Passenger …infuses his guitar-driven pop balladry with a dose of real-life storytelling that is wrapped in his one-of-a-kind vocal delivery that is instantly recognizable....Like any timeless pop, what makes Passenger's music ultimately so compelling is that it's written straight from the heart. " – ArjanWrites.com

"[Passenger's] command of the venue was obvious, as he was the only performer that night able to completely silence the crowd." - ConcertBlogger (live review)

"All The Little Lights sees Rosenberg shine at his brightest as both a songwriter and performer." - ArtistDirect

"Mike Rosenberg's crafted some of the very best observational songwriting of the year with his lovely new album, All the Little Lights." - BaebleMusic.com

 

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Danielle Romeo | romeo@nettwerk.com