Haley Reinhart was surprised with a special package when she returned home from her longest US tour to date playing over 30 shows supporting her newest EP, “Off The Ground”. Haley posted the video of her opening the package, revealing her plaque for her now official Double Platinum selling Elvis cover, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, and sharing the moment with her family on her phone.

“Words won’t do it justice here, but I have been waiting for this moment for YEARS. I’ve been working very hard to get certified platinum because I’ve had faith in knowing that it’s reached that status for years now… Well, it turns out my intuition was right. And not only is it platinum like I thought, but double platinum now. This goes far beyond a plaque or the plaques that I will receive for this recognition. My tears come from a deep place in my heart filled with pride and gratitude after what has been over a decades time of grinding my way to this very moment.

This accomplishment proves to me that all my hard work has been validated, heard, and seen. As an INDEPENDENT artist, with no manager, I have to say… This feels f*cking INCREDIBLE. Waiting on my certification in the U.S. now… Until then, I’ll be gushing over this #canadian#doubleplatinum ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥”

Haley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” story began as one of many breaks that fell into place in 2015, from joining Postmodern Jukebox at the beginning of the year, scoring a viral hit with her cover of “Creep” with PMJ during her first professional tour of Europe, which lead to Haley coming onto the radar of folks putting together an advertising campaign for Wrigley’s Extra Gum. Scott Bradlee, PMJ founder, wrote in his book Wrigley’s reached out to get Haley’s contact information for the ad campaign after hearing her rendition of PMJ’s now 113+ million view video.

Haley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” received a Gold certification in April of 2017, then in 2018, it had been announced the single had hit Platinum by the RIAA, but was shortly pulled after that for unknown reasons, possibly because of a mix up counting streaming equivalence to sales. Since then fans have cautiously been mentioning CHFIL’s platinum status even without official proof.

Haley’s receiving of her Double Platinum award finally confirms the song’s popularity and Platinum status, a significant accomplishment for Haley as an independent artist. That the song came into popularity because it was requested for radio play from fans hearing the commercial, and not pushed by Music Industry Money, makes the award especially meaningful for Haley as an independent artist.


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