Chet Faker hits Triple J milestone
Australian artist Chet Faker recently became the second artist to have three tracks land inside the top 10 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 poll. His single “Talk Is Cheap” came in at No. 1, while “Gold” reached No. 7 and “1998” reached No. 8. The only other artist that has ever been able to claim similar results was Powderfinger, who enjoyed a similar run in 2003.
The milestone is just another accomplishment in what has been a whirlwind year for Faker; in 2014, his album Built On Glass reached No. 1 on the charts shortly before he snagged several ARIA awards including Best Independent Release and Best Male Artist. His Triple J Award for Australian Album of the Year was the icing on the cake.
Funded by the state, the Triple J network reported over 2 million votes cast for this year’s poll, setting a new record for the 22-year-old self-proclaimed “world’s biggest music poll.” Over half of this year’s top 100 acts were by Australian artists (another record).