"Alive" was released on 14 October 2008 as the lead single from 1000 Stars. It peaked at number eight on the ARIA Singles Chart and was certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association for sales exceeding 70,000 copies. The second single "Someday Soon" was released on 8 December 2008. Upon its release, "Someday Soon" peaked at number seven on the ARIA Singles Chart and spent eight consecutive weeks in the top ten. It was also certified platinum. The album's title track "1000 Stars" was released as the third single on 23 April 2009, and peaked at number 30.
"Not for You" was released as the fourth single from 1000 Stars on 23 July 2009, but failed to impact the charts. "Love Like This" was released on 29 January 2010 as the album's fifth and final single. It was released to raise awareness of the AIDS Council Of New South Wales' "Wear It With Pride" campaign leading up to the 2010 Mardi Gras parade. All of the single's proceeds went towards the ongoing support of the LGBT community. Unlike the fourth single, "Love Like This" managed to chart at number 88 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
For the issue dated 2 March 2009, 1000 Stars debuted at number one on the ARIA Albums Chart with first-week sales of 9,000 copies. In its second week, the album dropped to number four and sold 6,982 copies. It spent four consecutive weeks in the top ten and was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association for shipments of more than 35,000 units.
Mixed at Air Studios; Bohus Sound Studios, Kungälv, Sweden; Metropolis Studios, London; The Red Room Studio, Los Angeles; The Strongrooms; Therapy Studio, London; Untouchable Sound Studios, London; The Vault Studios, Stockholm