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NZ Music In Australia

NZ Music In Australia

With NZ Music Month in full swing, it seems like a good idea to cast our attention to the key achievements of our Kiwi acts in Australia over the course of the year so far - starting with April then winding the clock back after that…


Highest Placing NZ Singles on Australian Chart For April

#27 Savage ft Aaradhna – They Don’t Know

Highest Placing NZ Albums on Australian Chart For April

#23 V/A - She Will Have Her Way: The Songs Of Tim & Neil Finn
#24 Bic Runga – Birds

The band you’d least expect do get the remix treatment, let alone a Dirty one is Evermore. Dirty South vs. Evermore’s It’s Too Late sees the massive hit reworked into a club format that topped the ARIA Club Chart for three consecutive weeks

Savage, Scribe, and “New Zealand’s Russell Crowe” all performed at the Australian MTV Awards.

Elemeno P went out on the road supporting The Veronicas, their trackYou Are being added to Satellite Media and DMX Music.

Savage supported Snoop Dogg’s Australian shows.

Savage ft Aaradhna’s single They Don’t Know was released, immediately entering the charts. Shake by Aaradhna also began to be picked up at radio.

King Kapisi’s Raise Up added to Satellite Music Australia, with his Dominant Species album due for release this month.


Highest Placing NZ Singles on Australian Chart For March

#38 Fast Crew – Suburbia Streets
#39 Savage - Moonshine

Highest Placing NZ Albums on Australian Chart For March

#17 Bic Runga - Birds
#27 V/A - She Will Have Her Way: The Songs Of Tim & Neil Finn

The Frontline album Borrowed Time was released, with Frontline and P-Money supporting Linkin Park offshoot Fort Minor’s live dates.

Adeaze Let’s Stay Together and Frontline Hold ‘Em were added to the playlist of radio station DMX Music.

Bic Runga’s Birds album debuted at 26 in the album chart, with the Winning Arrow track added to Stellar Interact, and the video added to Channel 10 Video Hits

Split Enz sold out their Melbourne and Sydney reunion shows in less than two hours, with Evermore confirmed to support.

Dimmer’s All The Way To Her track was added to Satellite Music Australia

Te Vaka played several times at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne as well as additional shows in Brisbane.

Planet Woman kicked off a 20+ date tour that goes through to May.


Highest Placing NZ Singles on Australian Chart For February

#27 Savage - Moonshine

Highest Placing NZ Albums on Australian Chart For February

#24 V/A - She Will Have Her Way: The Songs Of Tim & Neil Finn

Fast Crew’s Suburbia Streets was in the 10 Most Added songs to radio in consecutive weeks.

Moonshine by Savage just kept rolling along, picking up a nomination for Australian MTV’s Best Hip Hop Video Award.

Fellow Dawn Raider Aaradhna popped up as the vocalist on Aussie producer Paul Mac’s Love Declaration track. It was the 10th most added song to radio in its 1st week.

A compilation of Dimmer’s two albums It All Looks The Same At Night was released.


Highest Placing NZ Singles on Australian Chart For January

#10 Savage - Moonshine

Highest Placing NZ Albums on Australian Chart For January

#11 V/A - She Will Have Her Way: The Songs Of Tim & Neil Finn*

* She Will Have Her Way features plenty of non-NZ artists, but we’ll claim it the same way the Aussies claimed Tim and Neil in the first place

Savage’s Moonshine single - featuring Akon - was certified Gold (marking 35,000 sales), and continued to pick up significant airplay and sales throughout the month.

Cry Again by Dei Hamo was released as a single.

Dei Hamo also played the Big Day Out tour around Australia, alongside Shihad, with Fast Crew joining them for the East Coast dates.

Stay tuned after NZ Music Month for all the goings-on in May. If you’ve got some news you’d like to see included here email


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