Amy Shark’s highly anticipated album, LOVE MONSTER has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart. Upon release LOVE MONSTER instantly hit #1 on the Australian & New Zealand iTunes charts, peaking in the top 10 in 30 countries including the US, Canada, Sweden, Argentina and Singapore.
Amy commented, “I never dreamed I’d even release my debut album let alone see it come in at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart. It’s been such a long journey and to hear this incredible news right before I play the main stage at Splendour In The Grass, makes this a moment I’ll never forget.”
Denis Handlin AO, Chairman & CEO Australia & New Zealand and President, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment, commented: “I am absolutely thrilled that Amy’s first album has debuted at #1 on the ARIA albums chart. ‘Love Monster’ is an incredible body of work that showcases Amy’s extraordinary talent. I couldn’t be more proud of Amy – she is an incredible storyteller, an outstanding musician and a beautiful person. This success is shared with our amazing partners, Wonderlick Entertainment and UNIFIED; it has been a real pleasure working with Stu, Jaddan and their teams to deliver this outstanding result.”
Stu MacQueen, Wonderlick Entertainment Director commented: “Wonderlick are so proud of Amy and all of her achievements over the past couple of years. ‘Love Monster’ is a very special album, and this #1 is testament to the calibre of Amy’s song-writing, her incredible strength of character and extraordinary work ethic”
Jaddan Comerford, CEO & Founder, UNIFIED Music Group, commented: “On behalf of all at UNIFIED, I can’t explain how proud I am of Amy. To have your debut album come in at #1 is nothing short of extraordinary. Special thanks to Denis Handlin and all at Sony Music as well as Stu MacQueen and all at Wonderlick. What a team!”
Amy released her debut LP LOVE MONSTER last week through Wonderlick Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. Shark’s debut is a beautifully crafted and deeply personal body of work where her strength in songwriting and lyrical empathy shines. Mostly written by Shark and produced by Dann Hume (Courtney Barnett, Lisa Mitchell, Troye Sivan, The Temper Trap), Amy teamed up with a number of industry big names including Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 on ‘Psycho’, Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid, Broods) on ‘Never Coming Back’ and Bleachers front man Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lorde) on ‘All Loved Up’.
Amy’s long and winding path to success has been a lesson in resilience. After years of hard work and determination Amy Shark is making her mark on the world. Her current single ‘I Said Hi’ has reached platinum sales, 15 million streams globally, 1.5 million video views and has spent 11 weeks in the top 3 on the Australian airplay chart, 4 of those weeks sitting at the #1 spot. In April she took home an APRA award for her 3 x platinum breakout single, ‘Adore’ which has now surpassed 60 million streams globally. Last year she was the winner of 2 x ARIA awards (Best Pop Release and Breakthrough Artist) and her debut EP NIGHT THINKER exploded into the top 10 on iTunes in 15 countries.
In the lead up to release day, Amy told ‘The Love Monster Story’ with a series of short videos:
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The Queensland singer/songwriter has toured the US five times in the last two years as well as extensive shows throughout Europe. She has played major US TV shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and will be touring extensively across Australia in August/September in what will be her largest Australian headline tour to date before returning to North America from September 21.
Tickets to Amy Shark’s ‘Love Monster’ Tour are on sale now at
‘LOVE MONSTER’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Presented by triple j, UNIFIED and Select Music
FRIDAY 24 AUGUST – HQ, ADELAIDE
SATURDAY 25 AUGUST – METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE– SOLD OUT
THURSDAY 30 AUGUST – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 31 AUGUST – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE – SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 01 SEPTEMBER – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY– SOLD OUT
SUNDAY 02 SEPTEMBER – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY
THURSDAY 06 SEPTEMBER – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 07 SEPTEMBER – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE– SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 08 SEPTEMBER – NIGHTQUARTER, GOLD COAST- SELLING FAST