Congratulations Haley Reinhart! The American Idol season 10 singer just saw her 2016 cover of Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” be certified Gold by the RIAA. That means the singer has sold over 500,000 copies of the tune.
Considering the cover was marketed via a viral Extra gum commercial, rather than major label promotion/radio play, acheiving gold status is a remarkable achievement.
“This is truly a milestone for me and my career,” Haley wrote on her Facebook page. “I appreciate all of ya for supporting me along the way and specifically with this record.” The singer goes on to thank the entire Wrigley Extra gum team, “everyone at InTune who helped me keep it on the radio charts for 16 weeks straight,” and fellow American Idol 10 alum, Casey Abrams who played piano on the recording.
Read the singer’s full message below. Haley is currently hard at work on her next album and will head out on a European tour in the spring.