Jason Owen

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Jason Owen
Born Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Pop, Country music
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Years active 2012–present
Labels Sony Music Australia, Social Family Records
Website jasonowenofficial.com

Jason Owen (born circa 1994) is an Australian singer from Dubbo, New South Wales and was the runner-up to Samantha Jade in The X Factor (Australia season 4) in 2012 and subsequently received a recording contract with Sony Music Australia.

Owen released his debut single "Make It Last", which would have been his winner's single if he had won The X Factor, on 23 November 2012.[1] The single peaked at number 47 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[2] Owen's debut studio album Life Is a Highway was released on 26 April 2013,[3] and debuted at number five on the ARIA Albums Chart and was the thirtieth highest selling album by an Australian artist in 2013.[4]

Owen left Sony Music Australia and signed with Social Family Records in June 2014.[5] His second album Friday Night was released on 6 March 2015,[6] and debuted at number nine on the ARIA Albums Chart.[7] It was the 53rd highest selling country album in Australia in 2015.[8] His third album Proud was released on 6 May 2016. It is his first album of original material.[9]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details AUS peak chart positions[10] Certifications
Life is a Highway 5
Friday Night
  • Released: 6 March 2015[12]
  • Label: Jason Owen / Social Family
  • Format: CD, digital download
9
Proud
  • Released: 6 May 2016[13]
  • Label: Social Family
  • Format: CD, digital download
Jason Owen Sings John Denver
  • Released: 30 June 2017
  • Label: Social Family
  • Format: CD, digital download
85

Singles[edit]

Title Year AUS peak chart positions[14] Album
"Make it Last"[15] 2012 46 Non-album single
"Damn Right"[16] 2014 Friday Night
"I Won't Back Down"[17] 2015 Friday Night
"Run"[18] 2016 Proud
"—" denotes a single that failed to chart.

Awards[edit]

  • 2014 Nomination: CMAA 'Highest Selling Country Album of the Year' [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCabe, Kathy (2012-11-22). "X Factor winner Samantha Jade's single What You've Done to Me iTunes number one". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Discography Jason Owen". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Life is a Highway by Jason Owen". Sanity. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  4. ^ "2013 ARIA AUSTRALIAN ARTIST ALBUMS CHART". www.ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS SIGNS CHRISTINE ANU, AMBER LAWRENCE AND JASON OWEN". socialfamilyrecords.com. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Friday Night by Jason Owen". iTunes Store (Australia). Retrieved 2015-03-14. 
  7. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 2015-03-13. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-13. 
  8. ^ "2015 ARIA COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART". www.ariacharts.com.au. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Jason Owen proud of new album". www.auspop.com.au. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  10. ^ Peaks in Australia:
  11. ^ "Life is a Highway by Jason Owenurl=https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/life-is-a-highway/id634748070". iTunes. Apple. 
  12. ^ "Friday Night by Jason Owen". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "Proud by Jason Owen". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  14. ^ Peak chart positions on the ARIA Charts:
  15. ^ ""Make it Last" by Jason Owen". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  16. ^ ""Damn Right" by Jason Owen". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  17. ^ ""I Won't Back Down" by Jason Owen". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  18. ^ ""Run" by Jason Owen". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "FINALISTS FOR THE 2014 CMAA GOLDEN GUITARS ANNOUNCED". www.countrymusicchannel.com.au. Retrieved 5 May 2016.