Iconic Australian rock band, INXS, celebrate their ‘The Very Best of INXS’ album reaching “Diamond” status on the ARIA charts and being recognised for sales in excess of half a million units, making chart history.
The album has spent an incredible 430 weeks in the ARIA Top 100 albums – more than any album in the current top 50; seven of those weeks have been spent at #1. Back in January this year, INXS’ 2011 greatest hits album, The Very Best, which features the band’s signature hits such as ‘Never Tear Us Apart’, ‘Original Sin’ and ‘Need You Tonight’ was officially crowned the top Australian Album of the Decade by ARIA cementing themselves as proof that great music never dates.
INXS were recognised for the success of ‘The Very Best of INXS’ with the announcement of the album reaching Diamond status made at the ARIA Awards 2020, held on Wednesday November 25th, where Tim Farriss and Kirk Pengilly presented the award for ‘Best Band’. Reaching Diamond status in Australia is an incredible honour to the band especially in an era of digital streaming.
CM Murphy, Founder and Chairman – Petrol Records says, “It’s very hard to express the pride and joy I have at this moment. 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!”
INXS continue to prove they are still as popular today as they were at the peak of their career and recently achieved the coveted number one spot on Triple M’s G.O.A.T (Greatest Band of all Time) in a fan-voted competition. On December 7, INXS are confirmed to feature in Rolling Stone Australia’s special edition, ’50 Greatest Australian Artists of all Time’.
One of the most talked about advertising collaborations with Virgin Australia has recently featured the band’s track What You Need in their You Can’t Keep A Good Thing Down campaign. The upbeat clip features 12-year-old Annie Jones, 2020 America’s Got Talent finalist, dancing in excitement at finally being able to return to the airport to travel. The use of the song portrays INXS’ unique ability to provide timeless music that appeals to a variety of ages and demographics.
CM Murphy recently signed a development deal with Sydney super producer Michael Cassel (Hamilton) to develop a major live musical production for Broadway and the West End. Drawing from a catalogue of more than 200 songs recorded by INXS since the band’s inception in 1977, this rounds out an incredible year for the band despite the challenges of a global pandemic.