New Zealand band The Naked and Famous have sold 500,000 copies of their hit single Young Blood in the United States, giving the song Gold status.
Its two years since Young Blood shot to the top of the Kiwi charts and the single has gone Platinum here and in Australia.
It has become an anthem on America’s alternative rock airwaves as well as popping up on hit U.S. television shows such as Gossip Girl and in games and movies including Disney’s Prom and the cult snowboard film Art of Flight.
The band’s vocalist and guitarist Thom Powers called the international success of Young Blood “truly amazing and humbling".
The Naked and Famous have completed touring their current album Passive Me Aggressive You, playing their last shows in California at the weekend. After playing 250 shows and touring over 20 countries around the world, the group is now looking forward to writing a new album.