'Jimmy Barnes Extends Australian Chart Record With ‘Blue Christmas’

Australian Chart Record With ‘Blue Christmas’

It’s shaping

to be a Jimmy Barnes Christmas in Australia, as the legendary rock singer scores

Barnes’ Blue

Christmas (via Liberation/Universal) blasts to the summit of the ARIA Chart, for his 15th

Blue Christmas

is the 20th solo studio album for Barnesy, as he’s affectionately known in these

Including his

five leaders with Cold Chisel, Barnes boasts an unprecedented 20 No

1s, comfortably

eclipsing the Beatles (with 14), Madonna (12), Eminem and U2 (11)

Barnes collects

his latest honor just days after he scrapped his touring scheduled for the months ahead,

He’s expected

to make a complete recovery and return to the road again in the second

“This is

a fantastic Christmas present and I’m grateful to receive it

It’s been

a rough week given that I’ve withdrawn from summer touring to have surgery,”

“I’d like

to say that the warm reception for this album has put a spring in

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