Patuwai tops music chart

Last updated 20:12 04/07/2014

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Lorde has been dethroned by Whenua Patuwai for most popular Kiwi album this week.

 X-Factor runner-up Patuwai’s debut album The Soul Sessions has taken the top spot on The Official NZ Music Charts. 

Released on June 27, the album features recordings of Patuwai’s favourite soul music - including classics from Sam Cooke, Al Green, and Otis Redding.

It was produced by Sam de Jong (Stan Walker, Ginny Blackmore, Benny Tipene) and recorded at Parachute Studios in Auckland. 

The music was performed by The Levites Band  and guest vocal features include performances by Patuwai’s friends and fellow artists, such as Ria Hall and Troy Kingi.

The album was fourth on the overall chart, which was topped by Australian boy band 5 Seconds of Summer.

The boys’ self-titled debut album knocked last week’s winner, Ed Sheeran, to second place. 

Three of the band’s songs, Don’t Stop, Somebody To You, and She Looks So Perfect, were also in the Top 40 singles, at spots 19, 24, 36 respectively. 

Surely their five seconds of fame is nearly up?


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