MUSHROOM CLAIM 5TH ARIA
#1 ALBUM IN 2020 FOR
AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS +
KYLIE MINOGUE’S NEW
ALBUM DISCO HAS HIGHEST
SELLING FIRST WEEK BY
AN AUSTRALIAN ARTIST
In what has been a truly memorable year thus far, Mushroom labels are extremely proud to have ongoing chart success with their Australian artists.
Violent Soho kicked it all off, with their album, Everything Is A-OK, one of the first albums to be released in Australia’s nationwide lockdown. The innovative and inspired marketing and promotion within the new world everyone found themselves in was a feature of the Brisbane rockers campaign by label I OH YOU.
In May, Melbourne favourites The Teskey Brothers had the first live album by an Australian act to be Number 1 since AC/DC in 1992, with their release Live at The Forum.
A month later Vika & Linda, Australia’s harmonising sisters, released their first ever best of album, ‘Akilotoa (Anthology 1994-2006), coinciding with the release of all of their albums digitally for the first time. When it debuted at #1, ‘Akilotoa was possibly one of the biggest chart surprises of the year, but extremely well-deserved for the hard-working sisters. Their follow up album Sunday (The Gospel According to Iso) debuted at number 2 only 12 weeks later.
In June it was the album that celebrated one of the most unique and special moments in music television history, the Music From The Home Front. With an astonishing record breaking TV audience, the album surpassed all previous sales of Australian artists in its first week on the ARIA Chart. It went on to hold the #1 spot for two weeks in a row, and then 3 months later reached #1 for a third week following the release of a limited edition, collectors triple vinyl pack. A truly outstanding result.
To top it off, this week Kylie Minogue secured a #1 album with DISCO, her seventh #1 album in Australia and third in as many years. The album firmly cements Kylie’s status as Australia’s highest-selling female artist, with 80 million records sold worldwide. DISCO had the highest first week sales from any Australian artist this year.