George Ezra has today launched his way to the top of the ARIA singles chart with 'Shotgun', released through Columbia Records on Sony Music Entertainment Australia, becoming his first ever #1 single!
Listen to 'Shotgun' here.
Officially being named the biggest song of the summer in the UK by the Official Charts Company last week, the singer-songwriter beat off stiff competition from Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa and Drake to garner this incredible accolade for 'Shotgun'. From June 1 to August 31 'Shotgun' accumulated 820,000 combined sales – made up of 67 million audio streams, 24 million video streams and 168,000 downloads in the UK alone during that time frame.
And it seems like it's destined to be the song of the spring down under as well! Currently sitting at #2 on TMN Airplay Chart, 'Shotgun' is THE song that has everyone singing along.
"DEEP-SEA diving around-the-clock. Bikini bottoms. Lager tops.
I could get used to this.
If you haven't had these words stuck in your head, just give it time. The sun may only be just starting to creep out from behind the grey Sydney clouds " but many people are already calling George Ezra's 'Shotgun' the earworm of this summer."
Daily Telegraph – Sunday September 8, 2018
In his weekly newsletter this week from New York, George stated, "I've been receiving bits of news from back home, 'Shotgun' is absolutely flying over in Australia & New Zealand which is the most exciting news imaginable. Our last shows over there were brilliant (if I may say so myself), for those of you reading this down-under, this kid loves ya."
Ezra released his highly anticipated sophomore album staying at tamara's earl
ier this year. Three years after the release of his platinum debut album Wanted On Voyage, George returned with a collection of "songs about escapism, dreaming, anxieties and love". Incredibly, the album received early critical acclaim, with glowing 4* reviews from The Sun and DIY, the latter of whom described the album as a "gorgeous, much needed escape".
Stream or buy staying at tamara's here.
George Ezra is one of the biggest selling male artists of the decade. His debut album Wanted On Voyage is certified 4x Platinum in the UK, Gold in the US, and was amongst the top 10 biggest selling artist albums in the UK in both 2014 and 2015, reaching #1 in the Official UK Chart and spending 122 weeks in the chart overall. In little more than 18 months, George went from virtual unknown, to one of the international breakthrough artists of recent times: taking in a top 10 album in 10 countries; three sold out UK tours; nominations for four BRITs, one BBC Music Award and an Ivor Novello Award.
In Australia, Wanted On Voyage is certified Platinum and landed in the top 5 on the ARIA Album Charts, and in addition, George's smash hit 'Budapest' is certified 5 x Platinum and also reached the top 5 on the ARIA Charts, whilst the acclaimed singer's single 'Blame It On Me' is certified 2 x Platinum and reached within the top 10 ARIA Singles Chart.