Guy Sebastian discography

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Guy Sebastian discography

Sebastian performing during his 2012 Armageddon Tour
Releases
Studio albums 7
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 1
EPs 2
Singles 26
Music videos 22

The discography of Guy Sebastian, an Australian singer-songwriter, consists of seven studio albums, one compilation album, one live album, two EPs and 26 singles, including two as a featured artist and three charity singles. Sebastian won the first series of Australian Idol in 2003, and gained a record deal with Sony BMG. He has released eight albums which peaked in the top six of the ARIA Charts, including two which reached number one.[1] The first seven achieved either platinum or multi-platinum certification.[2] He has also released seventeen top twenty singles in Australia, with twelve reaching the top ten, including six number-ones.[1] Sebastian is the only Australian male artist in Australian chart history to achieve six number-one singles, and is third overall for all Australian acts with only Kylie Minogue and Delta Goodrem having 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 fifty-one platinum and four gold certifications in Australia, the highest number for an Australian Idol contestant.[2][5] "Battle Scars", a collaboration with Lupe Fiasco, spent 20 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 71 and achieving platinum certification.[6][7] It also reached number two in Norway.[8]

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 highest selling song in Australia last decade.[9] The first week sales of 163,711 for Just as I Am 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.[10][11] With eventual sales just short of 7× platinum, Just as I Am is the highest selling album ever released by an Australian Idol contestant.[9][12][13][14] The second single "All I Need Is You" was a number-one platinum seller.[1][15] Sebastian's next two albums were certified platinum.[16][17] Beautiful Life showcased a stronger contemporary R&B sound and reached number two with a number-one platinum lead single, "Out with My Baby", and two other top twenty singles.[1][15] 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][18]

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 gained a double platinum certification.[1][19] Like It Like That, which showed the influences of Sebastian's Memphis soul period, reached number six and platinum certification.[1][20] The title track "Like It Like That" peaked at number one and gained 4× platinum certification, and was the highest selling Australian artist song of 2009.[1][21][22] "Art of Love", featuring Jordin Sparks, was a double platinum top ten.[1][21] Twenty Ten was a retrospective album with songs from Sebastian's previous albums, two new songs and ten acoustic tracks. It peaked at number four, and was certified double platinum.[20][23] The album's only single "Who's That Girl", featuring US rapper Eve, reached number one and achieved 5× platinum.[21]

Sebastian's seventh and eighth albums were mixtures of soul, R&B and pop.[24] Armageddon peaked at number one and was certified double platinum.[25] Four top ten singles were 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][26][27] Sebastian's eighth album Madness reached number six and has been certified gold.[1] The album produced three top 20 singles, including "Like a Drum" which peaked at number four and achieved triple platinum certification.[1][21]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[1]
NZ
[4]
Just as I Am 1 3
Beautiful Life
  • Released: 18 October 2004 (AUS)
  • Label: BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
  • ARIA: Platinum[16]
Closer to the Sun
  • Released: 28 October 2006 (AUS)
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
4
  • ARIA: Platinum[17]
The Memphis Album
  • Released: 10 November 2007 (AUS)
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
3
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[19]
Like It Like That
  • Released: 23 October 2009 (AUS)
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6 28
  • ARIA: Platinum[20]
Armageddon
  • Released: 12 October 2012 (AUS)
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 20
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[25]
Madness
  • Released: 21 November 2014 (AUS)
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[1]
NZ
[4]
Twenty Ten
  • Released: 19 November 2010 (AUS)
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: CD, digital download
4 24
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[30]

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[31]
The Memphis Tour
  • Released: 3 May 2008 (AUS)
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD/DVD
12

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
Your Song
  • Released: 6 December 2007 (AUS)
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: Digital download
Guy Sebastian EP
  • Released: 29 May 2009 (US)[32]
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As a lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[33]
FRA
[34]
NOR
[8]
NZ
[4]
POL
[35]
SWE
[36]
US
[6]
US Dance
[37]
US
R&B

[38]
US
Rap

[39]
"Angels Brought Me Here" 2003 1 1
  • ARIA: 4× Platinum[40]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[41]
Just as I Am
"All I Need Is You" 2004 1 5
  • ARIA: Platinum[15]
"Out with My Baby" 1
  • ARIA: Platinum[15]
Beautiful Life
"Kryptonite" 15
"Oh Oh" 2005 11
"Taller, Stronger, Better" 2006 3 Closer to the Sun
"Elevator Love" 11
"Cover on My Heart" 2007 32
"Like It Like That" 2009 1 30 Like It Like That
"Art of Love"
(featuring Jordin Sparks)
8 7
"All to Myself" 2010 51
"Never Hold You Down"
"Who's That Girl"
(featuring Eve)
1 1
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[21]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[42]
Twenty Ten
"Don't Worry Be Happy" 2011 5 26
  • ARIA: 4× Platinum[26]
Armageddon
"Gold" 2012 10
  • ARIA: Platinum[21]
"Battle Scars"
(with Lupe Fiasco)
1 2 2 46 71 20 14
"Get Along" 5 9
"Like a Drum" 2013 4 183 13 11 49 20 Madness
"Come Home with Me" 2014 13
"Mama Ain't Proud"
(featuring 2 Chainz)
17
"Linger"
(featuring Lupe Fiasco)[47]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

As a featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
AUS
[1]
"Rise Up"
(with Australian Idol Top 12)
2003 1 Australian Idol: The Final 12
"Bed of Clouds"
(with Swift K.I.D.)
2013 42 Non-album single

Charity singles[edit]

List of charity singles, with selected chart positions and notes
Title Year Peak chart positions Notes
AUS
[48]
NZ
[4]
"All Night Long"
(Lionel Richie featuring Guy Sebastian)
2011 26 12 A re-recording of Richie's 1983 single. Released to raise money for Australian and New Zealand flood and earthquake relief.[49]
"Message in a Bottle" 2012 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.[50]
"Dare to Be Square" 2013 73 Released in association with Nickelodeon's anti-bullying campaign to raise funds for Kids Helpline.[51]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Other appearances[edit]

List of other non-single song appearances
Title Year Album
"What a Wonderful World" 2003 Australian Idol: The Final 12[52]
"The Christmas Song" 2004 The Spirit of Christmas 2004[53]
"We Both Know"
(with Amy Pearson)
2006 Home: Songs of Hope & Journey[54]
"A Christmas Lullaby" The Spirit of Christmas 2006[55]
"Receive the Power"
(featuring Paulini)
2007 (Official anthem of World Youth Day 2008)[56]
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" The Spirit of Christmas 2007[57]
"Stuck in the Middle"
(with Adam Harvey)
2009 Both Sides Now[58]
"Little Drummer Boy" The Spirit of Christmas 2009[59]
"All for One"
(with Ronan Keating)
2010 Duet[60]
"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
(featuring The Australian Girls Choir)
2011 The Spirit of Christmas 2011[61]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos
Title Year Director(s)
"Angels Brought Me Here"[62] 2003 John Foreman
"All I Need Is You"[63] 2004
"Out with My Baby"[64] Drew Bailey
"Kryptonite"[65] Tim Groenendaal
"Oh Oh"[66] 2005 Jonathan & Josh Baker (TWiN)
"Elevator Love"[67] 2006 Owen Trevor
"Taller, Stronger, Better"[68] Jonathan & Josh Baker (TWiN)
"Cover on My Heart"[69] 2007
"In the Midnight Hour"[70]
"Like It Like That"[71] 2009 Mark Alston
"Art of Love"[72] Brandon Cox
"Fail to Mention"[73]
"All to Myself"[74] 2010 Ivan Barge
"Never Hold You Down"[75] Matthew Chuang
"Who's That Girl"[76] Mark Alston
"Don't Worry Be Happy"[77] 2011 Gemma Lee
"Gold"[78] 2012 Guy Franklin
"Battle Scars"[79] Jonathan & Josh Baker (TWiN)
"Get Along"[80] Phillip Graybill
"Like a Drum"[81] 2013 Will Joines
"Come Home with Me"[82] 2014 Matt Earl
Dylan Duclos
"Mama Ain't Proud"[83]

References[edit]

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