Shihad joins Westenra in record books

Last updated 18:44 15/08/2014
SHIHAD: The band is releasing their 10th album FVEY (pronounced Five Eyes) today.

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It's not often you mention Shihad and Hayley Westenra in the same breath, but that is the case today as the Kiwi rockers joined her in the record books for most number one albums.

Shihad became the first band to have five number one albums when their new offering, FVEY, debuted at number one on the NZ Top 40 weekly album chart.

They joined Westenra as the only New Zealand artists to have a quintet of number one albums.

All five of Shihad's albums have debuted at number one - a feat no other New Zealand artist has achieved.

The rockers replaced Ed Sheeran's X album at the top of the charts.

It also knocked Devilskin's We Rise album from atop the New Zealand album chart.

The other new entry to the New Zealand album chart was country singer Cam Luxton with Laid Back Man.

The overall number one single this week was All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor, hitting the top spot after being number three last week.

The top New Zealand single was Mother and Father by the Broods, the song's eighth week in the charts.

New entries to the New Zealand singles chart were Jamie McDell's Dumb at number three and Freaks by Timmy Trumpet and Savage at number four.

It was a long-awaited return to the charts for legendary Kiwi rapper Savage.

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- Fairfax Media

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