The media have been overrun lately with stories of YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, etc., and how the Internet has changed the way we communicate with others around the world. Singer-songwriter Sally Anthony has taken this theory to the next level, using the power of the Internet to drive her incredible success. That online success set the stage for the October 23rd release of her new album, GOODBYE (Gracie Productions/EMI). In its first week, the album quickly shot to the Top 10 of the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, landing at number 9 and has since stayed on the chart for 4 consecutive weeks. GOODBYE also landed at number 16 on the iTunes chart of best-selling pop albums.
Anthony, has quickly gained a reputation as a strong, opinionated woman (quite literally, the “anti-princess”) who doesn’t mince words. The songs that make up GOODBYE, all of which were written or co-written by Anthony, give the phrase ‘girl power’ a whole new meaning: the defiant title track, “Goodbye,” featuring rapper Mo-Unique, lets her fans know she’s not afraid to confront a bad situation; power ballads like “Villain” and “So Long” show a strong young woman who is clearly in touch with her emotions; the youthful, crowd-chant-inducing “Don’t Fall In Love (With Me)” is a fun song that young fans will gravitate to quickly; while “Death of Me” is a rock-laced cry for freedom. Anthony understands the power of a passionately written pop song and uses that power to cut right to the chase of every emotional situation, much to the pleasure of her fast-growing fan base – she has an eTeam list of over 125,000 fans, as well as over 43,000 MySpace friends.
In 2004, Anthony independently recorded and released her debut, the edgy rock album, VENT (she also co-wrote and co-produced). After two singles, “Vent” and “C’mon, C’mon” each spent more than ten weeks on the R&R CHR/Pop Top 40 Chart, she went on to sell over 175,000 albums and digital tracks and tour with Christina Aguilera, Barenaked Ladies, James Taylor, Enrique Iglesias, Tom Petty and others.
The new single “Goodbye” has already sold 15,000 digital copies, reaching the Top 100 on the iTunes Pop Chart, and Top 10 at retailers Walmart.com and FYE Digital (where it climbed to 2 behind Rihanna’s smash “Umbrella”). In addition, the track is being played on 30+ radio stations across the country and has spent 3 weeks on the R&R CHR/Pop Top 40 Chart. The HOT track, which has been called “The Female National Anthem” by Anthony’s legion of female fans is also being streamed almost 4,000 times daily on Anthony’s MySpace page (www.myspace.com/sallyanthonypage).
A brief example of Sally’s passion and dedication: on the last night of recording sessions for GOODBYE, she was in a serious car accident, totaling her 2001 Porsche 911. She was badly hurt, even blacking out for a few minutes and the police wanted to take her directly to the hospital. However, she knew she only had a few more hours of recording time so she went back to the studio to finish the heartfelt ballad “Villain,” the last song she recorded for the album.
With fierce independence, Anthony has established a loyal base of fans that is 75% female, ages 16-35. With the buzz growing on a daily basis, the time is now to experience Sally Anthony.
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