Australian country singer Kasey Chambers gained her third chart-topping album this week with her fourth album, "Carnival" (EMI Music Australia). The set on Sunday (Aug. 27) entered the Motorola ARIA
Australian country singer Kasey Chambers gained her third chart-topping album this week with her fourth album, "Carnival" (EMI Music Australia). The set on Sunday (Aug. 27) entered the Motorola ARIA (Australasian Recording Industry Assn.) chart at No. 1.
The album shipped platinum (70,000 units) ahead of release, according to EMI Music Australia, and is closing in on its second platinum certification.
The album, recorded with producer and brother Nash Chambers, features guest spots from Midnight Oil's guitarist Jim Moginie, Powderfinger's singer Bernard Fanning, You Am I frontman Tim Rogers and John Butler Trio drummer Michael Barker.
Chambers broke new sales ground for Aussie country acts when EMI marketed her appeal as a "rock" artist. Her first album "The Captain" (1999) went triple platinum. Her first chart-topper, "Barricades and Brickwalls" (2001), stayed at the top spot for two weeks in February 2002, and went seven-times platinum. "Wayward Angel" from 2004 went three-times platinum after securing the top spot for five weeks.
To-date, she has sold more than one million albums in her home market, according to EMI.
Chambers has postponed showcase plans in the United States between Sept. 17 to 22, according to her U.S. label Warner Bros. The label will still issue the album there Sept. 12.
The singer's 20-date theater run in Australia from Sept. 1 - 9, and then Oct. 5 - 22, will continue as scheduled.