“In many ways the social media world has created an angry culture where people are constantly screaming at each other over philosophical, theological or political differences,” explains Cooper. “I meet people who are honestly confused about how to live and how to be a good person. People wonder if it’s more virtuous to love and accept someone they disagree with, or to stand up and scream at someone they disagree with. I started the Cooper Stuff podcast for multiple reasons -- it’s a more in depth look for the fans into who I am and what I think, but it’s also meant to be comic relief for an increasingly angry and stressed out world. I want to talk about living life in a really simple way. I want to share the Biblical foundations for the reason I hold these beliefs. It’s not actually that complicated to be civil to those who disagree with you- to be fair and honest- and to treat others the way you want to be treated-all while seeing the brighter side of life.”
The band’s latest effort, Unleashed, also recently garnered RIAA Gold status selling over 500K copies. The distinction follows suit with the lead single, "Feel Invincible," which was RIAA Gold certified in 2018. Unleashed is the fourth consecutive Skillet record to receive certification of either gold, platinum or double platinum. Likewise, "Not Gonna Die" just earned gold distinction, as found on their RIAA Gold certified album Rise.
The multi-platinum selling group closed out 2018 with over 1 billion streams worldwide. Skillet again claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Year-End Christian Streaming Songs Artist Chart – an honor they have held since the chart’s inception in 2014. The now RIAA Gold certified album Unleashed placed No. 9 on Billboard’s 2018 Year-End Top Christian Albums Chart. The band's double-platinum track “Monster” topped the Christian Streaming Songs 2018 Year-End Chart, while also claiming the No. 7 and 8 spot with “Hero” and “Feel Invincible” respectively. Skillet was No. 5 on the 2018 Top Christian Albums Artists Year-End Chart.
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Source: The Media Collective