Sunday, November 22, 2020

AC/DC top Australian charts and make history with Power Up

AC/DC have made Australian chart history as their new album, “Power Up”, debuts at No. 1 in the country.

According to the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), the project earns the group a place in music history by being the only Australian band to have No. 1 albums at least once over the course of five decades.

Recorded with producer Brendan O’Brien in Vancouver in 2018, “Power Up” takes its place atop the ARIA charts alongside “Back In Black” (#1 March 1981), “Live” (#1 November 1992), “Ballbreaker” (#1 October 1995), “Black Ice” (#1 October 2008) and “Rock Or Bust” (#1 December 2014).

“A very big thank you to Denis, and all at Sony Music Australia, and everyone else in Australia who’ve put in their time, effort and creativity to get PWR/UP to #1!,” says Angus Young. “Also a big shout out to all our fans, old and new. You are, and always have been, our guiding inspiration.”

“Congratulations to AC/DC on topping the ARIA chart for a record-breaking fifth decade in a row,”
adds ARIA CEO Dan Rosen. “In a year of uncertainty, at least we can rely on AC/DC to rock the roof off the place. Legendary barely describes their place in Australian music, and after all these years, we continue to salute AC/DC.”

Introduced with the lead single, “Shot In The Dark”, “Power Up” sees Angus Young joined by three members of the group’s “Back In Black” lineup – singer Brian Johnson, bassist Cliff Williams and drummer Phil Rudd – alongside rhythm guitarist Stevie Young, who stepped in for co-founder Malcolm Young after he retired in 2014 due to dementia before passing away in November of 2017.

See also:

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