On this day in 2012, Guy Sebastian released ‘Battle Scars’, featuring Lupe Fiasco.
‘Battle Scars’ debuted at #1 in Australia, and has been certified 9x Platinum, although that certification hasn’t been updated since 2013 and is likely to now be much higher.
It was his sixth #1 single, putting Guy in tied third place for solo male artists with the most #1 singles in Australia, and also third place for all Australian artists.
It was the highest-selling single of 2012 by an Australian artist, and third highest overall.
In the US, it spent 20 weeks in the Hot 100 and was certified Platinum. It peaked at #20 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs chart.
Guy and Lupe collaborated a second time on ‘Linger’ for Guy’s ‘Madness’ album.
- Australia: #1
- New Zealand: #2
- Norway: #2