19 December 2019
spherical out this decade’s Official NZ Music
ChartsWelcoming a brand new entrant to the High
Album of the 12 months spot
Transfer over Sheeran
and Swift, this 12 months’s NZ Music Charts belong to
Technology Z. The three large chart-toppers for 2019 –
Benee, Billie Eilish and
Lil Nas X – have a median age of simply
Billie Eilish managed to do what no one else may within the
final two years and saved Ed Sheeran from the highest spot on the
Finish of 12 months Albums Chart.
Her album When We All Fall
Asleep, The place Do We Go? entered the High40 at #1 in March
this 12 months and has not left the High10 since.
to second place together with his No. 6 Collaborations Venture
album whereas Ariana Grande took the third spot with thank
On the Singles Chart, 20-year previous Lil Nas X
tops the checklist with what was in all probability the largest viral hit
of 2019, the genre-defying ‘Outdated City Street’.
fusion of hip hop and nation loved an unbroken 11-week
run at #1, helped alongside the best way by the discharge of a number of
remixes – together with options with Billy Ray Cyrus, Diplo
and Korean boy band BTS member RM.
After profitable 4 Tui
on the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards in November, the
breakthrough native star of 2019 was 19-year-old Benee.
Her single ‘Soaked’ entered the High20 NZ Singles
Chart at #20 in November 2018, earlier than slowly climbing to the
prime of the charts and – in the end – spending 22 weeks
in the principle High40 Singles.
Consequently, she managed to prime
the annual NZ Singles checklist forward of a High20 that includes Six60,
DRAX Venture, Kings, Songs Of Zion, Mitch James and Church &
They could have missed the highest spot within the Singles
entrance, however there was no stopping Six60 when it got here to the
High20 NZ Albums for 2019.
With 4 of the High 5 NZ
Album spots, Six60 properly and really dominated the New Zealand
album charts this 12 months.
Recorded Music NZ Chart Compiler
Paul Kennedy says the prominence of recent younger artists is a
signal of innovation within the native music scene.
actually pleasing to see new artists like our personal Benee and
Church & AP in addition to international newcomers like Billie Eilish,
Tones And I, Halsey and Lewis Capaldi making their
“Within the streaming world, up towards the mixed
repertoire of each legacy celebrity to ever grace the
stage, having the ability lower by and prime the charts isn’t any imply
Recorded Music NZ CEO Damian Vaughan shared this
sentiment, pointing to the innovation and creativity
displayed by native artists to compete with worldwide
“As a rustic, we are able to all the time depend on our
up-and-coming musicians to experiment with style and sound.
The native and international success of our artists is a testomony
to the standard and calibre of Kiwi music in 2019. I can’t
wait to see what our artistic musicians create within the subsequent
decade,” says Vaughan.
The Chart is produced by Recorded Music
New Zealand from statistics gathered from information assortment
company RadioScope. For extra info on the Official NZ
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