Tame Impala, Kylie Minogue, The Kid LAROI hit career highs in the US
Tame Impala’s 2015 album Currents this week was officially certified platinum, for sales of 1 million.
In 2016 it peaked at #4 in the US Top 100 and #2 in the rock charts, and now the album has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide.
Currents also went platinum (70,000 units) in Australia, where it was #1, and gold in the UK, Canada, France, Denmark and Netherlands.
The Slow Rush from February scored leader Kevin Parker his second #1 in Australia, and is top selling Aussie artist album in 2020 to date.
It also was his highest charting album in the US (where ‘Lost In Yesterday’ is Top 3 at Alternative Radio and claimed the AAA #1 position) and the UK, and went Top 10 in 14 countries.
The album continues to perform strongly, and Parker just dropped the music video for new latest radio single ‘Is It True’.
Tame Impala’s rescheduled arena tour includes six dates December 6 to 19, through Laneway Presents, Frontier Touring, & Chugg Entertainment.
Meanwhile Kylie Minogue’s new single “Say Something” has her highest US chart positions on both Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (#19) and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (#3) charts.
It is her first Top 20 entry in Hot Dance/Electronic Songs after six appearances, and also her first Top 10 in Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales, previously peaking at #12 with ‘Get Outta My Way’ in 2010.
According to Nielsen Music/MRC Data the track generated 429,000 US streams and 3,000 downloads in the week ending July 30.
The Kid LAROI, the 16-year old First Nations prodigy from Sydney currently based in Los Angeles, has cracked the US Top 10 (reaching #8) with his Fuck Love mixtape in the US where he notched up overall 100 million streams.
His major label debut project with Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment Australia, it shifted 40,000 combined units (including 33,000 in SEA units and 7,000 sales).
The release, which features his mentor Juice WRLD, also reached #12 in the UK. In Australia, he has generated 10 million streams and saw ‘Diva’ (ft Lil Tecca) go gold.
“It’s really what I’ve always imagined… I always knew it was bigger than that,” he said about his international crossover success.
The son of a mother of Aboriginal descent and a French father, The Kid LAROI recalls his Sydney upbringing as fairly rough, playing pool and video games at local youth centre The Fact Tree and “play(ing) with crackheads a lot, we used to just fuck around.”