USA Songwriting Competition Winner American Authors Hit No. 1, Go Platinum


Brooklyn's American Authors, the winner of the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition, are making waves this week with their new single "Best Day Of My Life." It has been gaining momentum, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard US Adult Pop Songs Charts, making it their first official No. 1 single. The song also hit No. 16 this week with a bullet on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, and their album debut this week on the Billboard 200 album charts at No. 15.

On top of this, the song was certified Platinum, meaning it sold a total of 1 million copies. They are the first USA Songwriting Competition winner to ever hit No. 1 and certified Platinum [by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)].

American Authors entered the USA Songwriting Competition as an unsigned independent band and came out winning the USA Songwriting Competition, getting signed and hitting the charts. They have also appeared on hit TV shows such as "Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan O'Brien," "The Ellen Show" and "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson." The were also featured in the hit movie "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and featured on "The Voice."

The band of brothers met at Berklee College of music, and up until 2012 were known as The Blue Pages. Under this moniker, the group released two extended players, Anthropology and Rich With Love, both of which were met with enough interest to keep the band relevant.

They won USA Songwriting Competition's overall grand prize and first prize (Rock/Alternative) with their song ‘Believer.’

To particiapte in this year's compeition, visit http://www.songwriting.net/enter