The Piano Guys Album is by The Piano Guys. The album was a commercial success for the group. In the United States, it peaked at Number One on both the Billboard Classical Albums and Billboard New Age Albums Charts.
It also reached number forty-four on the Billboard 200 Chart, spending thirty-one 31 weeks on the chart. The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) certified the Album Gold with sales of 500,000.
In the United Kingdom, The Piano Guys album reached a peak of number fifty-one on the UK Albums Chart and had spent two weeks on the chart there.
The Piano Guys album also reached a peak of number sixty-five in Austria and number fifty-one in Germany.
About The Piano Guys
The Piano Guys are an American classical musical group made up of Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson, Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek.
The four musicians found fame through video-sharing website YouTube, where they posted piano and cello renditions of favourite songs and classical music. In August 2016 the group passed the one billion views mark on their YouTube channel, they now have over 5 million subscribers.
The group were initially set up to promote Paul Anderson’s piano store, The Piano Guys, in St. George, Utah, United States. The group’s USP ( unique selling point ) is to mash-up classical, contemporary and rock and roll for their compositions, using piano and cello.
The members are all middle-aged family men who had other interests before their music career took off. Jon Schmidt had a solo musical career, releasing eight albums and writing seven piano books. Steven Sharp Nelson was the proprietor a real estate agency, Paul Anderson was a piano store owner and Al van der Beek ran a recording studio in his home. After they signed with Sony in 2012, they became professional musicians, leaving their previous careers.
To date, their Album releases are seven studio, one live and one compilation.
The Piano Guys Track Listing:
1. Titanium / Pavane
2. Peponi (Paradise)
3. Code Name Vivaldi
4. Beethoven’s 5 Secrets
5. Over the Rainbow / Simple Gifts
6. Cello Wars
7. Arwen’s Vigil
9. A Thousand Years
10. Michael Meets Mozart
11. The Cello Song
12. Rolling in the Deep
13. What Makes You Beautiful