For a third straight week Aussie legends John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John topped the Albums Chart again with their live concert album, Two Strong Hearts, while Meghan Trainor, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift again retained second, third and fourth spots respectively.
Le site français ChartsInFrance.net affiche le dernier classement des meilleures ventes d'albums en Australie.
Olivia Newton-John et John farnham sont toujours numéro 1 pour la 3ème semaine consécutive avec leur album TWO STRONG HEARTS LIVE !
01 01 03 John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John - Two Strong Hearts
02 02 27 Meghan Trainor - Title
03 03 56 Ed Sheeran - x
04 04 38 Taylor Swift - 1989
05 NE 01 Years & Years - Communion
06 NE 01 Tuka - Life Death Time Eternal
07 05 07 Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
08 07 60 Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
09 09 11 Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind
10 25 151 INXS - The Very Best
11 RE 375 Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac
12 13 52 Sia - 1000 Forms Of Fear
13 11 10 Soundtrack - Pitch Perfect 2
14 38 04 David Bowie - Nothing Has Changed (The Best Of David Bowie)
15 12 06 Muse - Drones
16 15 81 Soundtrack - Frozen: The Songs
17 14 09 Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light
18 17 17 James Bay - Chaos And The Calm
19 NE 01 R5 - Sometime Last Night
20 26 49 Hilltop Hoods - Walking Under Stars
L'album est aussi certifié, pour le moment, disque d'Or ! ( + 35 000 copies )
- Catch Her ( If you Can ! )
For almost a half century, Olivia Newton-John has been making music and movie magic. With 100 million albums sold, four Grammy Awards, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten #1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles and star of the most successful movie musicals of all time, Grease, Olivia has earned her crown of the famed Las Vegas strip.
Newton-John is currently holding court at the Flamingo Las Vegas, performing her retrospective residency “Summer Nights,” which earned an extended run through January, 2016. The production features an eight-piece band and takes fans on a journey through her accomplished life and career. Performing notable hits from the early years as well as favorites from “Grease” to the idyllic “Xanadu” and her ’80s workout anthem “Physical.” At 66, Newton-John is a force to be reckoned with. https://www.caesars.com/flamingo-las-vegas/shows/olivia_newton-john#.VZ6JRUau8m0
Hits and accolades aside, Olivia has used her celebrity to raise awareness on LGBT issues from AIDS to marriage equality. In 1992, Olivia fought and won a public battle with breast cancer; she is a survivor. Olivia’s ability to overcome, to triumph and carry on has cemented her legacy as a beloved icon.
Her show should be called “Catch Me If You Can” because it was not easy getting Olivia to slow down to speak with me. I caught up with the Superstar while on holiday to discuss her activism, career, wellness and her friendships with legendary Vegas headliners past and present.
Hi Olivia, you have publicly advocated marriage equality, performed at numerous Pride events and even recorded a song promoting safe sex. I’m curious, what prompted you to speak up on LGBT issues?
Well, my LGBT fan base has always been one of my most devoted and loving throughout my career. I feel as an artist it is important to use the world stage (so to speak) to bring awareness to issues that really matter to me and that have an impact on everyone. I recorded “Love and Let Live” which was important to me because I was losing so many people I knew to AIDS – it was terrible — so that song was my way of using my voice to bring awareness to the topic, which in 1988, was still taboo to speak about. As for marriage equality – love is love – no one has the right to judge or deny couples who love each other the ability to make a marriage commitment. I was thrilled when I learned of the recent Supreme Court ruling!
Over the years, music has touched and inspired so many, “Magic” has a powerful message of finding inner strength. Where do you draw your strength?
I draw my strength by the love and support of my husband John, my daughter and my dear friends who have been with me through thick and thin! I’ve been so lucky to have had some wonderful songwriters and producers in my life, especially – John Farrar who is a lifelong dear friend. He wrote or produced most of my hits, including the song “Magic” which has such a universal and positive message. In fact, my daughter Chloe Lattanzi and I just recorded a new dance version with some new lyrics, produced by the amazing Dave Audé. We are planning a very special launch of the music video on August 8th in Vegas – 35 years to the day that Xanadu was released in movie theaters back in 1980. Where has the time gone??
Vegas being a mecca for many icons like Celine, Cher, Bette and now Britney, Mariah and soon JLo. Do you feel there a comradery among performers?
Absolutely! We all know each other. Unfortunately, we work at the same times and it can be hard to see each other because of our schedules- I admire them all. Cher and I shared the same manager for years – so we go way back. Bette and I have known each other a long time too- Bette’s daughter and my daughter went to school together and we were part of a “mom’s group” for many years when they were very young. Britney was my next door neighbor in Malibu and we would see each other in the neighborhood! I love Celine and JLo is going to be a wonderful addition to Vegas. I look forward to catching up with the girls, if we can make it work! A few weeks’ ago Mariah invited me over for a Memorial Day BBQ. It was great to catch up with her – what an amazing singer songwriter she is- it was an unexpected and fun night!
A portion of every ticket sold to your shows in Las Vegas will benefit the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in Australia. In addition to traditional medicine, why is something like a wellness center important?
Thank you for bringing this up. Every person who attends my show is actually helping someone going through the cancer journey. Isn’t that great? When I went through my journey back in 1992, I was lucky enough to have access to resources that many people do not -that help heal your whole person – body, mind and spirt. Though I did have traditional chemo treatments, I coupled them with complimentary therapies which we are now offering at the ONJCWC. http://www.oliviaappeal.com/
Headlining your own Vegas show must be pretty vigorous. How you do get “Physical”?
It’s a tough schedule but I really am loving being in Vegas. The only challenge is the dry air – that’s usually a singer’s first comment about Vegas. I stay hydrated, drink lots of water and tea! I love to walk and take hikes with my husband and my dog Raven in Red Rock Canyon. It’s so beautiful out there – if you come to Vegas you should try an afternoon away from the Strip to take in the area’s wonderful natural beauty. Being in nature is something I need to do every day – I need to be out in Mother Nature! And, of course I try to eat healthy and organic foods!
Is a Vegas show something you always wanted to do?
I’ve been playing Vegas since the early 70s! I have to say I’ve performed in so many different showrooms here through the years and I’ve had fun but, never saw myself doing a residency. But, oh my goodness Vegas has changed – it used be just casinos and gambling. Now it has amazing restaurants, spas, shows and wonderful shopping! My husband and I are really loving it here and, it’s the most normal “job” and schedule I’ve ever had! There is no traveling, I get to sleep in the same bed every night, and have a regular schedule – it’s lovely!
What’s the most fun part of the show for you to perform?
Well, I have so many great moments every night – every show is special and to sing and play with my band – the best in Vegas I may add! – is always fun! I take the audience on a musical journey with me through my career. I’ve been lucky to have had some wonderful songs in my career that I hope touch the audience in some way!
As an actress and having starred in one of the most iconic films of all time, was Grease just a blast to make? It sure looked like a good time!
It was a very special time in my life. The energy on that set was magical – we had no idea it was going to become the ongoing success it has!! We truly had so much fun – it was a summer I will never forget!
In Grease, we saw you transform from the “sweet and innocent” Sandy to the “bad girl” Sandy, which one do you identify with more?
Oh, I think there’s a little bit of both of them in all of us…don’t you? But, I’m not going to tell you which one I identify with more! (Laughing).
What can fans expect next?
I’ll be in Vegas working on my show. I’ll be promoting my dance single with my daughter Chloe. I’m working on a new CD too. Of course, I have ongoing events to raise funds for the Wellness Center. That’s all keeping me pretty busy! But right now, I’m going to enjoy the rest of my holiday !!
Source : http://www.theycallmedaymz.com/onj/
Dans l'une de ses dernières newsletters (et ce n'est plus du tout un secret pour un grand nombre des fans d'ONJ) Amy Sky confirme aussi qu'elle recommence à travailler avec ONJ et Beth Nielsen Chapman sur un nouveau projet en trio : "And speaking of healing music, I am excited to share that this month, I will begin recording a trio project with Olivia Newton John and Beth Nielsen Chapman. The songs on the CD, set to be released in 2016, are all chosen to help people transform their grief and loss into hope and healing."
Ce nouvel opus qui devrait voir le jour en 2016 a pour but d'aider les gens à transformer leur douleur et la perte d'un être cher en espoir et guérison . Personne ne sait encore si ONJ est la seule principale interprète de se nouveau projet alléchant !