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III is the third album by The Lumineers, released on Dualtone (an Entertainment One Company) in the U.S. and Canada and Decca Records for the rest of the world, whose line up consists of original members and songwriters Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites, plus Lauren Jacobson, Stelth Ulvang, Byron Isaacs and Brandon Miller. It follows their 2012 self-titled debut, certified Triple Platinum in Canada, and the Platinum 2016 sophomore album Cleopatra.
The Lumineers also have the distinction of being tied, “for the most No. 1s on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart this decade,” alongside The Black Keys and Florence + The Machine. Their current single, "Life in the City" has become the band's fifth total chart topper and second consecutive No. 1 on the chart, following the five-week reign of “Gloria”, as reported inBillboard. This is the second time The Lumineers have had two Adult Alternative songs from a single album reach No. 1, with the ubiquitous single "Ho Hey" and "Stubborn Love," being the first two. “Ho Hey” hit #1 in Canada on all major radio formats and is 7X Platinum, while the Platinum single “Stubborn Love” also reached #1 in Canada.
“Gloria” proved to be a landmark release for The Lumineers, earning critical acclaim while topping the charts at multi-format radio outlets including “Americana,” “Adult Alternative,” and “Alternative,” spending several consecutive weeks at #1 on the latter chart. The song follows their tremendous legacy at radio including 18 #1 hits on various radio formats. The band marked the release with performances of “Gloria” on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and The Graham Norton Show. More recently the band performed “Life in the City” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated band heralded III with a world premiere in the special events category at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2019. The screening featured the 10 videos that comprise III, a full-length visual manifestation of the album depicted in three chapters corresponding to the album’s 10 tracks that explores trauma and addiction over three generations of the working-class Sparks family.
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