Shannon Noll reveals new label deal & strip-teases summer anthem
Music media will be clamouring to publish topless photos of Shannon Noll today.
The one-time Australian Idol runner-up has signed a new record deal, teased brand new music, and delivered the news with a shirtless single cover and press shot.
Noll has inked a deal with independent label Social Family Records (SFR) and plans to unleash new anthem ‘Long Live the Summer’ to Australian audiences on November 4.
“Shannon’s an Aussie legend, character and entertainer,” said SFR’s group general manager of labels, PR & marketing, Nardia Drayton. “I’m thrilled to have him on board here at SFR and look forward to getting his music out there.”
His latest signing to SFR marks the singer’s fourth record label deal since releasing multi-Platinum cover ‘What About Me’ in 2004 through Sony BMG.
He went on to have a short stint with Universal Music Australia, before signing with Warner Music Australia, where he released his fifth studio album Unbroken in February 2018.
Check out the song that made Nollsie famous
Noll launched an almost two-minute tirade at a crowd member during a show at Duck Creek Picnic Races in Nyngan, NSW, last year after a punter threw a can of beer on stage, almost clipping Nollsie in the process.
The outburst was rumoured to be the beginning of the end with former label Warner, but he later apologised on Facebook: “I completely understand that that is still no excuse for the way I spoke and I am deeply sorry for the terrible things I said that were purely out of frustration.”
Since the release of his 2004 debut album, Noll has sold more than 600,000 albums and received five #1 ARIA Chart Awards for his albums That’s What I’m Talking About, Shine and the singles ‘What About Me’, ‘Learn To Fly’ and ‘Shine’.
Although he’s had five nominations for ARIA Awards during his career, no win ever eventuated. But he did collect a gong for Most Performed Australian Work at the 2017 APRA Music Awards.
Noll is the only Australian male artist in ARIA chart history to have 10 consecutive Top 10 singles.