Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Jasmine Rae Soars With New Hit Album "If I Want To"

#1 on iTunes, 3-week #1 on CMC and highest ARIA Chart debut to date…

Two-time ARIA nominated singer-songwriter Jasmine Rae is setting the charts on fire with the release of her third studio album ‘If I Want To’. Within an hour of release, the album shot directly to number one on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and finished #1 Country Album on the ARIA Digital Albums Chart after it's first week on sale. 

If I Want To marks Jasmine’s highest ever debut on the ARIA Charts, claiming No.2 on the ARIA Country and No.23 on the ARIA Album Chart (beating her previous high of #35) and an impressive No.21 on the ARIA Physical Albums Chart.

The album’s lead single and title track is also topping the charts; The music video currently sits at #1 on the Country Music Channel Top 30, where it has held for the past three weeks, making this Jasmine’s fastest rising chart-topper to date. Jasmine Rae is the first Australian artist to maintain the CMC No.1 position for three consecutive weeks since 2008.

The impressive opening week response to If I Want To reflects the huge pre-release buzz from fans eager to get their hands on Jasmine’s first album of new material since 2011. The album has also received universal praise from critics around the country. The Music called it “compelling listening…” and News Corp’s Cameron Adams wrote, “… clearly pressure makes diamonds”.

‘If I Want To’ has been drawing national media attention, with Jasmine performing the single on Channel 7’s The Morning Show and the Channel 10 Late News. During a recent appearance on 2GB’s The Alan Jones Breakfast Show, the veteran broadcaster called Jasmine “A great talent” and said “This girl’s going to be heard of for a long time”.

Following her sold-out album launch last weekend in Sydney (described as “Dynamic, exuberant, rock-solid, smoking hot” by reviewer Matt Lawrence), Jasmine Rae is hitting the road with her five-piece band for a series of festival appearances around Australia. 

Friday 23rd August Gympie Music Muster QLD
Saturday 28th September CMC Rocks North, Townsville QLD
Thursday 31st October Mud Bulls and Music, Jimna QLD
Saturday 2nd November Mud Bulls and Music, Jimna QLD
Saturday 23rd November Queenscliff Music Festival VIC