Reece Mastin was the winner of the third series of The X Factor in Australia in 2011. His new single Shout It Out went to number one in the ARIA singles chart last week. It is his second Australian chart number one single following Good Night which was released in 2011. His second single Shut Up & Kiss Me got to number 2 in Australia but was a number one in New Zealand. Reece is also the first Australian to have two number ones in the ARIA chart so far this decade.
Australians really love their pop music. Karmin's Broken Hearted is an example of an American pop song that is doing well in the ARIA charts. As I noted here before I wish the various songs by Australian music artists were also hits internationally.