Tuesday, December 1, 2020

INXS hits package reaches diamond sales milestone in Australia

INXS’ 2011 compilation, “The Very Best of INXS”, has reached Diamond status for sales of more than 500,000 copies in the band’s native Australia.

According to Rolling Stone Australia, news of the milestone was revealed in sync with an appearance by band members Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly at the recent 2020 ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Awards.

The retrospective, which has spent hundreds of weeks on the ARIA Top 100 Albums list since its release – including seven weeks at No. 1 – was named as the Australian Album of the Decade in January of 2020 as part of ARIA’s End of Decade charts.

“Thank you ARIA AWARDS for acknowledging the DIAMOND Award for INXS’s THE VERY BEST!” says the band. “Congratulations to all the winners #whatayear”

“It’s very hard to express the pride and joy I have at this moment,” adds Petrol Records Founder and Chairman CM Murphy. “It is now 10 years since returning to INXS and with their highest selling album having achieved a Diamond Award and now voted by the people as Artist of the Decade, it brings me to tears!”

Formed in 1977 and originally led by dynamic frontman Michael Hutchence, INXS sold more than 50 million albums worldwide before his passing in 1997; the band went on to work with a few vocalists before performing their final concert on November 11, 2012 at the Perth Arena.

Earlier this year, a newly-restored edition of INXS’ 1991 concert film, “Live Baby Live”, topped the charts in several countries upon its reissue.

See also:

INXS concert film Live Baby Live tops charts worldwide
INXS stream By My Side from restored Live Baby Live concert film
INXS stream New Sensation from Live Baby Live
INXS to release restored 1991 concert film Live Baby Live
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