Luke Hemmings debuts at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts with ‘When Facing The Things We Turn Away From’

When Facing The Things We Turn Away From is out now,
buy/stream it here.

Luke shares, “Wow. Debuting #1 on the ARIA charts on my first solo release means more than I could ever express. Thank you so much to the fans for supporting “When Facing Things We Turn Away From”, downloading, streaming and buying it. Thank you to my friends, family, and to my entire team for making this possible and being patient while I changed my mind a million times. Much love to you all. xx Luke”

 

PRAISE FOR LUKE HEMMINGS


“…equal parts mesmerising and immersive.”

Rolling Stone Australia

 

“Creating music that’s meant to make people feel the emotions within each note, Hemmings’ foray into solo music may be hyper-focused on his own thoughts and feelings, despite this there is a universality to its message”
CLASH

 

“Hemmings knows how to guide its pop melodies past the production details and to the song’s forefront.”

Billboard

 

“…earnest arena-rock to rose-tinted pop.”

NME Magazine

 

“…an epic, swirling and often orchestral musical concoction…”

Kathy McCabe, The Daily Telegraph

 

“This is a man embarking on bringing into our lives his very own ideas,

and it sounds pretty big, to be honest…it’s bold, it’s rewarding…”

Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1) 

 

“impressive solo debut….touching on the expansive production…as well as quietly sparse singer-songwriter influences.”

Robert Moran, Sydney Morning Herald

 

“The music and tone of Hemmings’s voice are so powerful that the songs almost don’t require words to express emotions.”

MTV 

 

“Luke Hemmings reckons with the passage of time”

NYLON

 

“Impressing us with his solo releases.

Both parts emotional and thrilling”

triple j

Luke Hemmings shares deeply personal solo debut LP ‘When Facing The Things We Turn Away From’

When Facing The Things We Turn Away From is out now,
buy/stream it here.

Following a steady drop of solo releases including ‘Starting Line’‘Motion’ and ‘Place In Me’, today Luke Hemmings shares his debut solo album, When Facing The Things We Turn Away From via Sony / AristaLISTEN HERE.

“I’ve loved songwriting for my whole life,” Luke explains. “I’m in a constant pursuit of bettering myself in that department. My entire world revolves around music. By writing these lyrics, I learned about myself. A lot of the songs are about now, but some of them are written from the perspective of a 17-year-old kid in the thick of the industry. Those perspectives clash on this album. It was a challenge to create on my own for the first time rather than in the context of a group. It naturally turned into a separate entity, but it also co-exists with 5 Seconds Of Summer as another part of me.”

Finding himself in the position to create on his own, purely by accident, Luke continues, “5 Seconds of Summer had just released one of the first albums in lockdown, so there was no immediate lust from the band to jump into a new album, understandably,” he admits. “I wrote out of need, because it’s what I love. After a couple of weeks, I thought, ‘What am I going to spend my time doing?’ I started exploring and doing my own production. It didn’t sound similar to the band, and I wanted to push myself. That was the genesis of it.”

Soon enough, the fabric of When Facing The Things We Turn Away From began to thread itself together, later aided by a creative kindred spirit and best friendship Luke forged with producer/songwriter Sammy Witte (King Princess, Maggie Rogers). It’s here that Luke was given not only a safe space for experimentation but also the chance to simply be; to process a decade spent in perpetual motion, and get acquainted with a new side to himself and his artistry. Motivated by pushing his creative limits while following his inner-muse and authentic creative self, the result is a deeply personal record about Luke: the artist, songwriter, musician and individual.

It’s this vigour and dynamic storytelling that comes through loud and clear across his debut, from his first release Starting Line, to the psychedelic trip of Motion, and intimate ‘Baby Blue’. Conversely, ‘Repeat’ pairs evocative verses with a naked melody as lithely plucked guitar melts into sweeping strings. Its simplicity is born from a bare and vulnerable confession, reflective of the record as a whole. “When I was at Sam’s house, the words just poured out,” Luke shares. “It’s the feeling of waiting a long time and not addressing everything that’s happened to you.” He admits he “went back to basics” throughout this first collection of music, written predominantly with acoustic instrumentation, yielded on the emotionally charged ‘Mum’ and ‘Place In Me’. On the latter, he incorporates a resonator guitar from the 1940s and vocoder that translate into “the feeling of a voicemail you’d leave somebody on tour.

With his singles thus far, including ‘Place In Me’Motion’ which premiered globally via Good Nights on triple j, and Starting LineLuke has been embraced with a sea of support internationally, including widespread acclaim and support from Wonderland MagazineRollacoasterBillboardNYLONNMEtriple jRAGEPedestrianE!Atwood MagazineVarianceRapplerNumero and many more. Each release so far has seen Luke etch new footnotes to his sound, resonant of work by Gang of Youths to The Flaming Lips to The 1975 before twisting further.

For all that he’s picked up throughout the process of making When Facing the Things We Turn Away From, its long term impacts will continue to shape and inspire Luke’s artistry. “I’ve been in the band forever,” he exclaims. “It’s my whole life. At first, I was hesitant to admit I needed to do something separate because they’re my brothers. I just want to be the best songwriter I can be though, and it was a huge step forward to try crafting something on my own. To bring those new skills back to the band is such a blessing.” 

The greatest challenges arise from within, and Luke Hemmings’ solo debut is the outcome of rising to that occasion – a raw, honest and emotive body of work. His biggest hope? That “people understand me as a songwriter and as a human,” he reflects “It’s clear from the title that these songs are a personal journey to figure myself out. I articulate who I am through music. After the crazy year we’ve had, I appreciate things even more. I have so much gratitude that I get to do this solo and as part of a great band.” In support of the new album, Luke will be going live from the studio where the record was made, on Moment House on Saturday August 14th at 3pm PT / Sunday August 15th at 8am AEST. The livestream will consist of a live stripped performance and Q&A, with all profits going to My Friend’s Place, which assists and inspires youth experiencing homelessness to build self-sufficient lives.

Tones and I debuts at #1 on ARIA Album Chart with ‘Welcome To The Mad House’

Tones and I debuts at #1 on ARIA Album Chart with ‘Welcome To The Mad House’

Tones And I has claimed her first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart with her debut album Welcome To The Madhouse. 

Reacting to her latest victory, Tones And I thanked her fans for their support, promising them that she was far from going away just yet.

“Wow wow wow. Thank you so much Australia for your ongoing love and support, I am blown away,” Tones And I said.

“I can’t bloody believe it, I will not be quitting any time soon.”

 

WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE
OUT NOW

Tones and I releases debut album ‘Welcome to the Mad House’

Tones and I releases debut album ‘Welcome to the Mad House’

 

RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM
WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE
LISTEN HERE

Global superstar Tones And I has today released her anxiously awaited debut album WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE. Available on all streaming platforms, her first full-length record details an intimately honest and vivid journey from busking in Byron Bay to international stardom, to saying goodbye to her best friend. Tones And I weaves it all together into a moving and magnetic 14-track collection written entirely by the Australian artist with her co-producing every song.

Tones And I recently shared WELCOME THE MADHOUSE’s latest single ‘Cloudy Day’ and it has already clocked upwards of 20 million total streams and counting. Receiving critical acclaim, VARIETY hailed it as “the perfect pandemic anthem” with Tones And I delivering a debut performance of the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Speaking to her growing influence overall, Music Business Worldwide also recently chronicled her rise as “No.1 Songwriter On Streaming Services Last Year.

Tones And I commented on the significance of WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE explaining, “This album for me is very up and down and reflects the forever changing emotions in me. There are songs on the album that were written before ‘Dance Monkey’, about not knowing if busking was right for me. There are songs about my good friend T passing away and not wanting to deal with those emotions. The ups and downs of life in lock down and the mental challenges / struggles.  Some songs make me laugh and some make me cry but there is no running theme or vibe to the album – the songs are unique to how I was feeling the day I wrote them.”

Regarding ‘Cloudy Day’, Tones And I elaborated on the single’s origins noting, “After my friend T passed away, I was struggling to write any songs that were happy or that I even liked. I met up with a friend who told me this saying from his late mum – ‘on a cloudy day, look up into the sky and find the sun.’ I knew I wanted to use that as a lyric and the next time I went into the studio I wrote ‘Cloudy Day.’

Tones And I Initially laid the foundation for WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE last year with the release of ‘Fly Away’, a poetic and powerful composition which has amassed over 215 million streams with Tones And I delivering performances of the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  She followed it up in 2021 with the release of ‘Won’t Sleep’ which arrived alongside a Tones And I, Nick Kozakis and Liam Kelly directed official music video continuing what has become a tradition of highly unexpected and unforgettable visuals.  Both tracks reflected the inimitable idiosyncrasies of Tones And I’s signature style, highlighting her clever lyricism, unpredictable songcraft, and indisputable knack for a hook.

Tones And I’s global smash Dance Monkey’ is featured on Tones And I’s RIAA gold certified debut EP THE KIDS ARE COMING which earned her four major wins at last year’s ARIA Awards including: “Breakthrough Artist,” “Best Female Artist,” “Best Pop Release,” and “Best Independent Release”. Following the EP’s release, Tones And I showcased her staggering voice across performances of Dance Monkey’ and standout single ‘Never Seen The Rain’ appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Voice, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Today Show.

The ‘Dance Monkey’ official music video has surpassed 1.6 billion views on YouTube, while the track has eclipsed six billion streams globally. In Australia, Dance Monkey’ holds the all-time record for the most weeks spent at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, while in the UK Dance Monkey’ has made Tones And I the longest running #1 of all time by a female artist on the Official Singles Chart. In the US, ‘Dance Monkey’ earned 4x platinum certification from the RIAA, as well as multi-platinum or diamond certification in sixteen other countries. Plus, Dance Monkey’ hit #4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, making Dance Monkey’ the first top five Hot 100 hit solely written by a woman in over eight years. The New York Times detailed the making of Dance Monkey’ in their Diary of a Song video series, speaking with Tones And I about her journey from local busker to global star.

Originally from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Tones And I travelled to Byron Bay in early 2018 to take a chance at busking. On the first day she had crowds spilling onto the street. Tones quit her retail job and decided to make Byron her new home where she lived out of her van for a year, honing her song writing and busking every weekend. A year later, she had one of the biggest songs in the world with her global smash Dance Monkey’. 

Additionally, Tones And I has announced a full-scale North American headline tour set for March 2022. The U.S. jaunt extends her already robust touring schedule, which includes a 2021 date in Australia and 2022 shows across the UK and Europe. For more information on Tones And I’s tour dates and tickets to upcoming shows, visit www.tonesandi.com.

2022 UK TOUR DATES

February 14, 2022 – London, UK – Eventim Apollo

February 15, 2022 – Antwerp, BE – Lotto Arena

February 17, 2022 – Cologne, DE – Palladium

February 18, 2022 – Berlin, DE – Tempodrom

February 20, 2022 – Munich, DE – Zenith Die Kulturhalle

February 21, 2022 – Zürich, CH – Halle 622

February 24, 2022 – Amsterdam, NL – AFAS Live

 

2022 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

March 2, 2022 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

March 3, 2022 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

March 4, 2022 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre

March 6, 2022 – San Francisco, CA – Fox Theatre

March 9, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern

March 12, 2022 – San Diego, CA – SOMA

March 13, 2022 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren

March 15, 2022 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

March 16, 2022 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theatre

March 18, 2022 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!

March 19, 2022 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl

March 20, 2022 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern

March 22, 2022 – Washington, DC – Fillmore

March 23, 2022 – New York, NY – Terminal 5

March 26, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall

March 27, 2022 – Boston, MA – House of Blues

March 29, 2022 – Montreal, QC – MTELUS

March 30, 2022 – Toronto, ON – HISTORY

PHOTO CREDIT: GIULIA MCGAURAN

Delta Goodrem ‘Bridge Over Troubled Dreams’ #1 on ARIA Album Chart

Delta Goodrem ‘Bridge Over Troubled Dreams’ #1 on ARIA Album Chart

Delta Goodrem’s 6th studio album BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS
debuts at the #1 spot on the National ARIA chart today, marking her 5th #1 album.

Over her 20-year career, Delta has amassed a multitude of hits and achievements. The gifted singer, songwriter & performer has achieved in excess of 18 x platinum sales, 8 x gold sales, 9 #1 singles, 17 top 10 hits, 12 ARIA Awards, a Silver Logie Award & 3 World Music Awards, and now, her fifth #1 album, meaning cross her entire catalogue of releases, Delta now has 69 ARIA accreditations. This achievement now means that Delta has had a #1 album in three different decades – 2000s, 2010s and 2020s!

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS has had both fans and critics alike applauding this new era of music, with Cameron Adams from News Corp stating “Here Delta follows her heart not just the chart – always the right choice”, Retro Pop Magazine affirming “As a singer, Delta’s voice is as pure and clear as ever before, but it’s in her songwriting that the star excels herself”, Stack Magazine confirming “But this album is surefooted and superb, with Goodrem successfully veering from pop to ballads, gospel and even a country-tinged detour” whilst auspOp states “I’ve got nothing but respect for her vision and drive. Her fans are right there alongside her for the ride.” Also released last week in conjunction with her album was Goodrem’s first ever book, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams, which she has achieved the #1 spot on Non Fiction, # 1 on Adult Titles, # 1 on Biographies & Autobiographies,  # 1 on Bestsellers by Value books and # 1 on Australian Originated Non Fiction charts.

Delta commented; “I am so proud of this album – and to now have my fifth number one album is a dream come true. It’s a testament to my incredible fans, who are the most loyal champions I could ever wish for and for that, I am forever grateful. Thank you must also go to the support of Denis Handlin and Sony Music Australia, who have stood by me for the past 20 years. I am so humbled by the support and love that I’m feeling today celebrating this truly special moment. I can’t wait to share these new songs with everyone on my tour later this year.”

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS
OUT NOW  

Delta Goodrem releases brand new studio album ‘Bridge Over Troubled Dreams’

Delta Goodrem releases brand new studio album ‘Bridge Over Troubled Dreams’

BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUM
OUT TODAY  

FIRST-EVER BOOK
Bridge Over Troubled Dreams
OUT TODAY THROUGH SIMON & SCHUSTER

‘BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS’
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR
REVISED DATES NOW START 2022
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

Today Delta Goodrem releases her eagerly anticipated sixth studio album, BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS through Sony Music Entertainment Australia – LISTEN HERE NOW. The album features already released fan favourites ‘Keep Climbing’, ‘Solid Gold’, ‘Paralyzed’, ‘Billionaire’ and ‘All Of My Friends’.

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS showcases Delta sharing stories and moments she never thought she would share. The production has been kept minimal, focusing instead on emotional lyrics and live instrumentation, being her authentic self musically, and knowing who she is as an artist.   

“We can all own our own stories – this is me owning mine,” explains Delta. “This body of work is about truth and transparency. Dreams don’t have an expiry date and that’s been a really important lesson for me and is a prominent theme on the album. Each song represents a unique moment of my life. When producing and writing this album, each sound and instrument were carefully created to match the realness and intensity of the lyrics. Every song I started at the piano. Every instrument is recorded live and there is a cohesive sound that has been captured.”

To coincide with the album is Delta’s first-ever book, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams, published by Simon & Schuster. In the book, she shares the intimate stories behind each of the tracks on her sixth studio album, taking readers on a deep dive into her inspiration for each song and revealing the truth behind the lyrics.

Delta’s heartfelt stories are accompanied by never-before-seen pictures from her personal collection: candid behind-the-scenes shots, unreleased tour photos and even personal snaps from her childhood.

Bridge Over Troubled Dreams is available in hardcover, eBook and enhanced audiobook, which is narrated by Delta and features acoustic teasers from her new album.

The book is available to BUY NOW and will be available where all books are sold from May 14th.

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED DREAMS TOUR will see Delta tour the country throughout September and October 2021, with new dates below.  Tickets that were purchased for Goodrem’s April and May concerts remain valid for the rescheduled dates, with ticket holders not needing to take any action.

Tickets for the revised dates are on sale now. All tickets are available from Ticketek with the exception of Wollongong, with tickets available from Ticketmaster.

DELTA GOODREM’S FIRST EVER BOOK – BRIDGE OVER TROUBLE DREAMS
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Delta Goodrem releases brand new studio album ‘Bridge Over Troubled Dreams’

Amy Shark’s ‘Cry Forever’ holds #1 position for two consecutive weeks on the ARIA charts

Amy Shark’s ‘Cry Forever’ holds #1 position for two consecutive weeks on the ARIA charts

CRY FOREVER IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE/STREAM NOW

 

Last week Amy Shark scored her second #1 album on the ARIA Charts as she debuted in the top spot with Cry Forever and continues to hold the top spot this week.

Written and recorded between the US, UK, New Zealand and Shark’s home studio on the Gold Coast, her exceptional song writing is on full display here, co-producing with A-List producers: Dann Hume (ARIA 2018 & 2019 Producer Of The year), M-Phazes (Ruel, Eminem), Joel Little (Lorde, Taylor Swift), Jamie Hartman (Lewis Capaldi, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man), Dan Wilson (Adele, Leon Bridges) and Sammy Witte (Harry Styles, King Princess).CRY FOREVER also sees Shark team up with blink 182’s Travis Barker on ‘C’MON’ and global superstar Ed Sheeran to co-write single ‘Love Song’s Ain’t For Us’ featuring Grammy award winning artist Keith Urban.

Through her unvarnished, emotional song writing and flair for storytelling, Amy traverses topics as universal and confounding as love and heartbreak, triumph and disappointment, beauty and ugliness in an effort to better understand herself, other people, and the world. “Everyone has been through these things at some stage. Even if they’re not relating to it exactly, there are so many lyrics you can pull from and turn into your own story,” she says.

Exploring unrequited love on the pizzicato laced ‘Everybody Rise’ and serving as the first offering from the 13-track album, the now platinum accredited single clearly struck a chord with audiences, clocking up 27 million streams globally, spending 12 weeks in the top 10 Australian airplay chart, and earning Amy an ARIA award for ‘Best Pop Release’ in 2020, her third win in the category. The second single, ‘C’MON’, arrived in the form of a slow-burning pop track showcasing Amy’s hopeful, resilient and far-reaching voice alongside live percussion by blink 182’s Travis Barker. Her pursuit continued with the fan release of ‘All The Lies About Me’, a powerful acoustic number in which Amy reckons with feelings of betrayal and the complexities of life in the public eye. “This song is me at my most confused, broken and lonely. It’s not easy hearing things about yourself that simply aren’t true. Sometimes the noise gets too loud, so I had to write this song as it’s the only way I can talk,” she explains. Working alongside hitmaker Ed Sheeran for her latest single, ‘Love Songs Ain’t For Us’, Amy adopted the motto which largely informed her creative process for the making of CRY FOREVER: Give the song what it wants, not what you think it needs. The result is an effortless collection of tender, stripped-back moments and soaring, big-hearted melodies spanning a wide range of styles, moods and ideas. Amy’s final offering to fans ahead of today’s release was her most personal and most poignant song, the closing track from the album, ‘Amy Shark’, an honest insight into Amy’s rise to stardom and the highs and lows of those 15 years.

Ultimately, CRY FOREVER is the creative culmination of an artist who has undergone the kind of personal and artistic evolution only made possible by an ample serving of life’s great challenges.

 

Fans can get a peek inside the making of CRY FOREVER from Shark’s personal docuseries FOREVER, AMY SHARK, HERE.

Amy Shark releases sophomore album ‘Cry Forever’

Amy Shark releases sophomore album ‘Cry Forever’

 

AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE/STREAM NOW

TICKETS TO THE ‘CRY FOREVER TOUR’ ARE ON SALE NOW FROM WWW.AMYSHARK.COM

8 x ARIA award winner, indie-pop singer-songwriter Amy Shark has today released her highly anticipated sophomore album, CRY FOREVER via Wonderlick Entertainment/Sony Music Entertainment Australia.

Written and recorded between the US, UK, New Zealand and Shark’s home studio on the Gold Coast, her exceptional song writing is on full display here, co-producing with A-List producers: Dann Hume (ARIA 2018 & 2019 Producer Of The year), M-Phazes (Ruel, Eminem), Joel Little (Lorde, Taylor Swift), Jamie Hartman (Lewis Capaldi, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man), Dan Wilson (Adele, Leon Bridges) and Sammy Witte (Harry Styles, King Princess).CRY FOREVER also sees Shark team up with blink 182’s Travis Barker on ‘C’MON’ and global superstar Ed Sheeran to co-write single ‘Love Song’s Ain’t For Us’ featuring Grammy award winning artist Keith Urban.

“I’m so excited to finally share this album with you all,” says Shark. “It’s honest and sometimes dark but with sprinkles of happiness, loneliness, confusion and most of all passion.”

Through her unvarnished, emotional song writing and flair for storytelling, Amy traverses topics as universal and confounding as love and heartbreak, triumph and disappointment, beauty and ugliness in an effort to better understand herself, other people, and the world. “Everyone has been through these things at some stage. Even if they’re not relating to it exactly, there are so many lyrics you can pull from and turn into your own story,” she says.

Exploring unrequited love on the pizzicato laced ‘Everybody Rise’ and serving as the first offering from the 13-track album, the now platinum accredited single clearly struck a chord with audiences, clocking up 27 million streams globally, spending 12 weeks in the top 10 Australian airplay chart, and earning Amy an ARIA award for ‘Best Pop Release’ in 2020, her third win in the category. The second single, ‘C’MON’, arrived in the form of a slow-burning pop track showcasing Amy’s hopeful, resilient and far-reaching voice alongside live percussion by blink 182’s Travis Barker. Her pursuit continued with the fan release of ‘All The Lies About Me’, a powerful acoustic number in which Amy reckons with feelings of betrayal and the complexities of life in the public eye. “This song is me at my most confused, broken and lonely. It’s not easy hearing things about yourself that simply aren’t true. Sometimes the noise gets too loud, so I had to write this song as it’s the only way I can talk,” she explains. Working alongside hitmaker Ed Sheeran for her latest single, ‘Love Songs Ain’t For Us’, Amy adopted the motto which largely informed her creative process for the making of CRY FOREVER: Give the song what it wants, not what you think it needs. The result is an effortless collection of tender, stripped-back moments and soaring, big-hearted melodies spanning a wide range of styles, moods and ideas. Amy’s final offering to fans ahead of today’s release was her most personal and most poignant song, the closing track from the album, ‘Amy Shark’, an honest insight into Amy’s rise to stardom and the highs and lows of those 15 years.

Ultimately, CRY FOREVER is the creative culmination of an artist who has undergone the kind of personal and artistic evolution only made possible by an ample serving of life’s great challenges.

 Fans can get a peek inside the making of CRY FOREVER from Shark’s personal docuseries FOREVER, AMY SHARK, HERE.

Amy Shark will perform a YouTube Global Livestream tomorrow, May 1 HERE. She’s also embarking on a national arena tour this year kicking off in Newcastle on Friday, June 11. For tickets and more information, visit www.amyshark.com.

Kate Ceberano debuts at #5 on the ARIA Album Chart with Sweet Inspiration

Image of illustrated Australian artist singer Kate Ceberano with illustrated vine leaves in the backgrounf

SWEET INSPIRATION IS KATE’S 28TH ALBUM

AND HER FIRST TOP 5 ALBUM IN 13 YEARS

LISTEN HERE

Today, Kate Ceberano has debuted at Number 5 on the ARIA Album Chart with SWEET INSPIRATION, the 28th album of her extraordinary music career.

The debut is a remarkable feat for Ceberano, marking her first top 5 album in 13 years. Having started her career in the mid 80s – notching up consecutive hit singles,  platinum accreditations and ARIA Awards along the way – Kate Ceberano is now decades later again finding herself in the top end of the chart after delivering one of the most poignant albums of her career.

Commenting on the result, Kate says “I’m speechless! On behalf of my band, I am so grateful that we can give you this music at this time. I thank Sony Music for their support of me during the Melbourne lockdown and giving me a project to get stuck into as an artist, as a songwriter, as a musician and producer. It really helped to keep me together in this uncertain time.”

The album which Kate produced, features two new original songs Hold On’  and the album’s title track ‘Sweet Inspiration’. Also featured are Kate’s special renditions of some of her favourite songs from the likes of Carole King, Leonard Cohen, Dolly Parton, Paul Weller, Elbow, Jimmy Webb, Peter Allen, Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

 

Listen to SWEET INSPIRATION here.

 

 

 

The Kid Laroi makes history as the youngest ever Australia solo artist to reach number 1 on the ARIA album chart with ‘F*ck Love (Savage)’

The Kid Laroi makes history as the youngest ever Australia solo artist to reach number 1 on the ARIA album chart with ‘F*ck Love (Savage)’

 

THE KID LAROI MAKES HISTORY AS THE YOUNGEST EVER AUSTRALIAN
SOLO ARTIST TO REACH
NUMBER 1 ON THE ARIA ALBUM CHART WITH F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE)

 

Aussie born and now LA based singer and rapper The Kid LAROI has made history by becoming the youngest ever Australian solo artist to reach Number 1 on the ARIA Album Chart with his mixtape repack F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE).

It follows the 17 year old First Nations artist’s achievement of 1 billion global streams for the mixtape alone and almost 150 million streams in Australia across his catalogue. His singles ‘WITHOUT YOU’, ‘SO DONE’ and ‘GO’ are certified Platinum in Australia and singles ‘Addison Rae’, ‘Let Her Go’, ‘Diva’, ‘WRONG’ and ‘TELL ME WHY’ are all certified Gold. ‘WITHOUT YOU’ is currently sitting at #3 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

“Wow, this is insane,” says LAROI. “#1 in my own country means more to me than anything in the world. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and been with me through all of this. I love you all and I can’t wait to see you all again soon”

Sony Music Entertainment Chairman and CEO of Australia and New Zealand, Denis Handlin AO said:

“To take home a number one album at the age of 17 is very special and LAROI is so well deserving of this success. To see his development from when we first met him at 12 years old is incredible. LAROI is the real deal – we will give him all the support in the world and at the same time, get out of the way so that his brilliance gives him the creative wings to fly.”

F*CK LOVE (SAVAGE), the digital repack of his successful mixtape F*CK LOVE featuring seven new songs, is a global success story. It entered the top 3 of the ARIA album charts in November and reached #3 on the US Billboard charts and #10 in the United Kingdom.

Managed by Grade A, The Kid LAROI continues to show incredible promise and vocal ability as he leads the ‘artists to watch’ conversation. After receiving many notable co-signs from his peers, LAROI is on his way to becoming a household name.

Stay tuned for more from The Kid LAROI as he continues to make history both at home and abroad.