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Chart Analysis February 26, 2020

Tame Impala goes Top 10 on over a dozen album charts worldwide

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Tame Impala goes Top 10 on over a dozen album charts worldwide

Kevin Parker’s fourth Tame Impala album landed the singer, songwriter and musician his second Australian ARIA #1 Album over the weekend, but now The Slow Rush is seeking world domination.

The release, which Parker once again recorded, produced and mixed himself, is his second Aussie #1, but debuted at #2 in both the Netherlands and Belgium.

The Slow Rush landed in the Top 3 on album charts in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada, as well as on the USA’s coveted Billboard 200 Chart, giving it Tame Impala’s highest-ever position on the chart.

If that wasn’t enough, the record flew to #5 in Norway, #7 in Japan and Germany, as well as #8 in Sweden and #9 in Australia.

Finally, Tame Impala debuted just outside the Top 10 in France (#11), Finland (#12) and Italy.

The Slow Rush is also dominated local streaming charts, claiming the #1 spot on both the iTunes and Apple Music Chart in Australia, while also debuting at #1 on the Aussie and UK Vinyl Charts ( and at #2 in the US.

The Slow Rush saw Kevin Parker feature on YouTube Music Billboards in Los Angeles and New York and across prestigious magazines covers around the world such as DIY, Billboard, CLASH, GQ, magic, musikexpress and Inrockuptibles.

On local airplay charts, ‘Instant Destiny’ debuted at #47 on the TMN Australian Chart, while the previously released ‘Lost In Yesterday’ sits at #29 having peaked at #10.

‘Lost In Yesterday’ also rises to #2 on the TMN Community Airplay Chart, with ‘Breathe Deeper’ (#8) and ‘One More Year’ (#10) joining it in the Top 10.

‘On Track’ and ‘Borderline’ also debut on the chart this week, at #36 and #38 respectively.


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