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Paul Kelly Life Is Fine

Paul Kelly Life Is Fine

Paul Kelly Had A Convincing Sales Win Over Ed Sheeran Last Week

by Paul Cashmere on August 21, 2017

in News,Noise Pro

Paul Kelly’s number one debut was not only his first-ever number one album in Australia, it also beat the world’s number one singer-songwriter to take the honour.

Kelly’s ‘Life Is Fine’ sold more than double the numbers in its first week over Sheeran’s ‘divide’. Sheeran ‘divide’ sold 3002 albums last week, Kelly sold 6198. (Sheeran earned an additional 837 sales points for streams, Kelly registered none).

Paul Kelly’s albums by highest chart position are:

Life Is Fine (no 1, 2017)
Songs From The South (no 2, 1997)
Goin’ Your Way (with Neil Finn) (no 5, 2013)
Nothing But A Dream (no 7, 2001)
Stolen Apples (no 8, 2007)
Spring and Fall (no 8, 2012)
Seven Sonnets and a Song (no 9, 2016)
So Much Water So Close To Home (no 10, 1989)
Wanted Man (no 11, 1994)
Comedy (no 12, 1991)
Ways and Means (no 13, 2004)
Gossip (no 15, 1986)
Deaths Dateless Night (with Charlie Owen) (no 16, 2016)
Words and Music (no 17, 1998)
The Merri Souls Sessions (no 17, 2014)
Under The Sun (no 19, 1987)
Songs From The South Volume 2 (no 22, 2008)
Foggy Highway (no 22, 2005)
Hidden Things (no 29, 1992)
Smoke (no 36, 1999)
Deeper Water (no 40, 1995)
Talk (no 44, 1981)
Live May 1992 (no 72, 1992)
Manilla (no chart, 1982)
Post (no chart, 1985)
Professor Ratbaggy (no chart, 1999)
Stardust Five (no chart, 2006)

Paul Kelly announced his Australian and New Zealand tour today.


4 Nov. — Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
7 Nov. — Convention Centre, Cairns, QLD
8 Nov. — Entertainment Centre, Townsville, QLD
9 Nov. — Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton City, QLD
11 Nov. — Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
12 Nov. — Botanical Gardens, Coffs Harbour, NSW
14 Nov. — Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre, Tamworth, NSW
15 Nov. — Entertainment Centre, Newcastle, NSW
17 Nov. — Botanical Gardens, Melbourne, VIC
18 Nov. — Mona Foma Gardens, Hobart, TAS
19 Nov. — Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, NSW
22 Nov. — Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre, Hindmarsh, SA
25 Nov. — Kings Park, West Perth, WA
28 Nov. — Isaac Royal Theatre, Christchurch, NZ
30 Nov. — Wellington Opera House, Wellington, NZ
1 Dec. — Civic Theatre, Auckland, NZ



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