Australian Idol runner up Shannon Noll
Australian Idol runner up Shannon Noll has scored big time with both his debut single, "What About Me," and album, That's What I'm Talking About, shooting straight to the number #1 positions on the National ARIA charts and both scoring multiple platinum accreditations! Within the first 48 hours of the album being available in Australian record stores, retailers had already ordered more than 210,000 copies. In fact, it had outsold the nearest competitor Norah Jones's much-anticipated new album by 3 to 1!
BMG Managing Director Ed St John stated, "Shannon Noll is a certified Australian superstar. He has qualities which you rarely see in a performer - dignity, honesty, integrity, inner strength. It's clear that Australia has embraced Shannon, and all that he stands for. I don't think this will be a short-lived phenomenon. I think Shannon Noll will be a part of our lives for many years to come."
As for "What About Me," the single’s #1 debut last month marks the first time an Australian song has been #1 twice for different artists. The song first went to #1 back in 1982 when the Moving Pictures original version was first released.
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