Guy Sebastian discography

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Guy Sebastian discography

Sebastian performing during his 2012 Armageddon Tour
Releases
Studio albums 5
Compilation albums 1
EPs 2
Singles 24
Video albums 1
Music videos 18
Tribute and cover albums 1

The discography of Guy Sebastian, an Australian singer-songwriter, consists of five studio albums, one compilation album, one cover album, one live album, two EPs and 24 singles, including three as a featured artist. Sebastian won the first series of Australian Idol in 2003, and gained a record deal with Sony BMG. He has released seven albums which peaked in the top six of the ARIA Charts, including two which reached number one.[1] They all achieved either platinum or multi-platinum certification.[2] He has also released 12 top ten singles, including six number ones, and four other top 15 singles.[1] Sebastian is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to achieve six number ones singles, and is third overall for all Australian acts. Only Kylie Minogue and Delta Goodrem have achieved more.[3] He has also reached the top ten of the New Zealand charts with an album and six singles, including two number ones.[4] Sebastian has 46 platinum and three gold certifications in Australia, the highest for an Australian Idol contestant.[2] He has six platinum and four gold certifications in New Zealand.[5][6][7] "Battle Scars", a collaboration with Lupe Fiasco, spent 20 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 71 and achieving platinum certification.[8][9] It also reached number two in Norway.[10]

Sebastian's winner's single "Angels Brought Me Here" and debut album Just as I Am both debuted at number one.[1] "Angels Brought Me Here" was the first Australian artist single to reach 4× platinum certification in Australian chart history.[11][12] In 2010 ARIA announced it was the highest-selling song in Australia in the previous decade.[13] Just as I Am first week sales of 163,711 were at time the highest one week sales ever achieved in Australia, and have since only been surpassed by Susan Boyle's debut album in 2009.[14][15] With eventual sales just short of 7× platinum, Just as I Am is the highest selling album ever released by an Australian Idol contestant.[13][16][17][18] The second single "All I Need Is You" was a number one platinum seller.[1][19] "Angels Brought Me Here" won the 2004 Highest Selling Single ARIA Award, with Just as I Am nominated for Highest Selling Album.[20] Sebastian's next two albums were certified platinum.[21][22] Beautiful Life showcased a stronger contemporary R&B sound and reached number two with a number one platinum lead single and two other top twenty singles.[1][19] It was nominated for the 2005 Highest Selling Album ARIA Award.[20] Closer to the Sun was a mix of genres, including pop rock, soul, and jazz. It peaked at number four and produced two gold singles.[1][23]

The Memphis Album was a cover album of soul classics recorded in Memphis with Steve Cropper and other members of American soul band the MGs. It peaked at number three and gaining double platinum certification, and was nominated for Highest Selling Album at the 2008 ARIA Awards.[1][20][24] Like It Like That, which showed the influences of Sebastian's Memphis soul period, reached number six and platinum certification.[1][25] The title track "Like It Like That" peaked at number one and gained triple platinum certification, and was the highest selling Australian artist song of 2009.[1][26][27] "Art of Love", featuring Jordin Sparks, was a platinum top ten.[1][26] Sebastian was nominated for six ARIA Music Awards for the album, including Best Pop Release and Best Male Artist.[20][28] Twenty Ten, a retrospective album with songs from Sebastian's previous albums, two new songs and ten acoustic tracks was released in 2010. It peaked at number four, and was certified platinum.[25][29] The album's only single "Who's That Girl", featuring US rapper Eve, reached number one and was certified 4× platinum.[30] Sebastian received ARIA Award nominations for Single of the Year, Best Pop Release and Most Popular Australian Artist for "Who's That Girl", and won the Highest Selling Single ARIA.[31][32] His seventh album Armageddon peaked at number one was certified double platinum.[33] Four top ten singles have been released from the album, including "Don't Worry Be Happy" which peaked at number five and gained 4× platinum certification, and "Battle Scars" which reached number one and 9× platinum.[1][34][35] Sebastian received ARIA Award nominations for Best Pop Release and Best Male Artist for "Battle Scars", and "Don't Worry Be Happy" was nominated as Song of the Year in 2012.[20] In 2013 Sebastian received ARIA Awards for Best Pop Release and Best Live act, and three other nominations including Album of the Year for Armageddon.[36]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS[1] NZ[4]
2003 Just as I Am 1 3
2004 Beautiful Life
  • Released: 18 October 2004
  • Label: BMG (#82876653692)
  • Format: CD, Digital download
2
2006 Closer to the Sun
  • Released: 28 October 2006
  • Label: Sony BMG (#88697012072)
  • Format: CD, Digital download
4
2007 The Memphis Album
  • Released: 10 November 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG (#88697012072)
  • Format: CD, Digital download
3
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[24]
2009 Like It Like That
  • Released: 23 October 2009
  • Label: Sony Music (#88697580922)
  • Format: CD, Digital download
6 28
2012 Armageddon
  • Released: 12 October 2012[37]
  • Label: Sony Music (#88765406962)
  • Format: CD, Digital download
1 20
  • AUS: 2× Platinum[33]
2014 Madness
  • Released: 2014
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, Digital download
- -
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Compilation album[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS[1] NZ[4]
2010 Twenty Ten
  • Released: 19 November 2010
  • Label: Sony Music (#88697800722)
  • Format: CD, Digital download
4 24

Video albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart
positions
AUS[38]
2008 The Memphis Tour
  • Released: 3 May 2008
  • Label: Sony BMG (#88697313179)
  • Format: CD/DVD
12

Extended plays[edit]

Year EP details
2007 Your Song[39]
  • Released: 6 December 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: Digital download
2009 Guy Sebastian EP (US only release)[40]
  • Released: 29 May 2009
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As a lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Certifications
(thresholds)
Album
AUS
[1][41]
FRA
[42]
NOR
[10]
NZ
[4]
POL
[43]
SWE
[44]
US
[8]
US Dance
[45]
US
R&B

[46]
US
Rap

[47]
2003 "Angels Brought Me Here" 1 1 Just as I Am
2004 "All I Need Is You" 1 5
"Out with My Baby" 1 Beautiful Life
"Kryptonite" 15
2005 "Oh Oh" 11
2006 "Taller, Stronger, Better" 3 Closer to the Sun
"Elevator Love" 11
2007 "Cover on My Heart" 32
2009 "Like It Like That" 1 30
  • AUS: 3× Platinum[26]
  • NZ: Gold[7]
Like It Like That
"Art of Love"
(featuring Jordin Sparks)
8 7
2010 "All to Myself" 51
"Never Hold You Down"
"Who's That Girl"
(featuring Eve)
1 1
  • AUS: 4× Platinum[30]
  • NZ: Platinum[7]
Twenty Ten
2011 "Don't Worry Be Happy" 5 26
  • AUS: 4× Platinum[34]
Armageddon
2012 "Gold" 10
"Battle Scars"
(with Lupe Fiasco)
1 2 2 46 71 20 14
"Get Along" 5 9
2013 "Like a Drum" 4 183 13 11 49 20 Madness
2014 "Come Home With Me" 13
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

As a featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Certifications Album
AUS[1]
2003 "Rise Up"
(with Australian Idol Top 12)
1 Australian Idol: The Final 12
2013 "Bed of Clouds"
(with Swift K.I.D.)
42 TBA

Charity singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
Notes
AUS[1] NZ[4]
2011 "All Night Long"
(Lionel Richie featuring Guy Sebastian)
26 12 A re-recording of Richie's 1983 single. Released to raise
money for Australian and New Zealand flood and earthquake relief.[53]
2012 "Message in a Bottle" - - A cover of The Police's "Message in a Bottle". Released to
raise awareness of Mount Franklin's "Message" campaign for
the breast cancer charity the McGrath Foundation.[54]
2013 "Dare to be Square" 73[55] - Released in association with Nickelodeon's anti-bullying campaign
to raise funds for Kids Helpline.[56]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

ARIA End of Decade Charts[edit]

In January 2010 ARIA published the lists of the highest selling albums and singles released in Australia during the decade 2000/2009. Sebastian had three entries, including "Angels Brought Me Here", named the highest selling song of the decade. He was one of only two Australian artists with more than one entry in the top 100 singles of the last decade.[13]

Title Year Overall rank

on decade chart

Australian

artist rank

"Angels Brought Me Here" 2003 1 1
Just as I Am 2003 28 9
"Like It Like That" 2009 29 6

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2003 "What a Wonderful World" Australian Idol: The Final 12[57]
2004 "Guilty" (backing vocals for Human Nature) Walk the Tightrope[58]
"The Christmas Song" The Spirit of Christmas 2004[59]
2006 "We Both Know" (with Amy Pearson) Home: Songs of Hope & Journey[60]
"A Christmas Lullaby" The Spirit of Christmas 2006[61]
2007 "Receive the Power" (featuring Paulini) (Official anthem of World Youth Day 2008)[62]
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" The Spirit of Christmas 2007[63]
2009 "Stuck in the Middle" (with Adam Harvey) Both Sides Now
"The Christmas Song" Stars of Christmas[64]
"Little Drummer Boy" The Spirit of Christmas 2009[65]
2010 "All for One" (with Ronan Keating) Duet[66]
"The Christmas Song" All I Want For Christmas[67]
2011 "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" (featuring The Australian Girls Choir) The Spirit of Christmas 2011[68]

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