Maroon 5 and Cardi B may have topped the TMN Hot 100 airplay chart in Q3, but the real story of the last three months is all about the Aussies.
Led gallantly by 5 Seconds Of Summer, Dean Lewis, Conrad Sewell and Amy Shark, this group have proven – more so than ever – that Australian artists belong on Australian radio.
Together they topped the Hot 100 for all 13 chart weeks of the quarter, including a record-breaking run for Lewis’ Be Alright – a streak that is yet to be broken.
Shark’s I Said Hi contributed two chart-topping weeks in July, but it was 5SOS who were the highest-seeded Aussie in Q3. The group notched four weeks at #1, displaying a consistency that kept them in the Top 10 for the entire quarter.
“Youngblood has been a phenomenon,” said John O’Donnell, managing director EMI Music Australia. “It’s almost 6x Platinum and was #1 on the ARIA chart for eight weeks straight.”
According to O’Donnell, 5SOS still have plenty to give in 2018: “Now we intend to do the same with Valentine which was recently Most Added To Radio.
“It’s been an incredible year for a fantastic band.”
It’s also been a year to remember for Aussie country music star Morgan Evans. Scoring his maiden US country #1 with Day Drunk, the single spent 11 consecutive weeks at the top of the TMN Country airplay chart during Q3.
This was also enough to land Evans at #49 on the Q3 Hot 100, with Day Drunk becoming the singer’s second official commercial crossover hit after Kiss Somebody.
Notable mentions go out to The Rubens (Never Ever) and Peking Duk (Fire) who also ended up in the top half of the Q3 chart after hitting Top 20 peaks during the quarter.