Finnish Heavy Metal 'Idol' ARI KOIVUNEN Spends Nine Weeks At Top Of Finnish Chart

"Fuel for the Fire", the debut solo album from the winner of the Finnish national TV talent competition "Idols", 23-year-old heavy metal singer Ari Koivunen, has topped the chart in Finland for the ninth week in a row. View the chart at this location.

As previously reported, "Fuel for the Fire" has been certified platinum in Finland for sales in excess of 30,000 copies. Ari was presented with his gold and platinum plaques by Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH, TAROT) and Tommi "Tuple" Salmela during Koivunen's performance at Pielavesirock on June 30.

Ari Koivunen performed a headlining show at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland on Wednesday, July 25. Watch fan-filmed video footage at YouTube. The songs available for viewing are as follows:

Fuel for the Fire
Hetki Lyö (Beat the Clock)
Angels Are Calling
Perfect Strangers
(DEEP PURPLE cover)
Hear My Call
Wasted Years
(IRON MAIDEN cover)

(Thanks: Siria / www.konzi-tip.de)

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