Best Australian Singers of All Time
Australia has produced some of the most original and exciting singers who have made waves in the music industry because of their talent. From pop and rock to jazz, country and classic, Australia’s music covers almost every genre. Singers from this part of the world have produced several Grammy-winning chart-topping hits that have fascinated music fans and topped various Billboard charts. Here is a list of some of Australia’s most famous and successful singers.
Nicholas Edward Cave is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, author, composer, screenwriter and occasional film actor. He formed the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds that released many hit albums. An extensive range of inspirations, emotional intensity and lyrical concerns with love, death, religion, and violence are common themes in his work.
John Peter Farnham, Jr., popularly known by his stage name Johnny Farnham performed from 1967 to 1980. He is an English-born Australian pop singer. Since his debut, he has had many achievements as a solo performer. Farnham’s solo album Whispering Jack (released in 1986) continues to be the biggest selling album in Australia of all time by a local artist. It sold more than 1.4 million copies.
Ronald Belford “Bon” Scott was a rock musician who got a lot of fame as the lead singer as well as lyricist for the hard rock band AC/DC between 1974 and 1980. With Bon Scott as the frontman, the legendary band got a lot of focus, and in the next five years, they became more popular. Ultimately they achieve worldwide success thanks to their million-selling album “Highway to Hell”.
Michael Kelland John Hutchence was an Australian musician and actor. He will always be remembered as the founding member, lyricist and lead singer of the rock band INXS. He performed for the band from 1977 until his demise in 1997. Their first three albums were average sellers, but the album ‘The Swing’ released in 1984, went on to become number one in Australia and double platinum. After that, their 1987 album ‘Kick’ became huge radio airplay that brought them an American number one hit and sold millions of albums across the globe.
Kylie Ann Minogue is a singer and actress of Australian and British descent. She rose to prominence after portraying tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson in the Australian serial drama Neighbours. Without question, she is one of Australia’s best and most successful performers of all time. A stunning artist with an unbelievable voice and an enormously diverse discography.
Andrew James Stockdale is a popular Australian rock musician, songwriter and singer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and only mainstay member of the rock band Wolfmother that was formed in 2000. In 2007, he won ‘Songwriter of the Year’ at the APRA Awards alongside his bandmates of Wolfmother.
Apart from the artists mentioned above, there are many more singers in Australia who have built a massive fan base for themselves. They have millions of followers across the country and the globe. So, if you do not have their songs in your playlist, you should consider modifying it.