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Empire Of The Sun

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Empire of the Sun, the visionary Australian electronic duo comprising Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore, have been making waves across the world with phenomenal live shows and anthemic smash hits for the last decade as one of Australia’s most successful musical exports.

With Steele's background in The Sleepy Jackson and Littlemore's founding role in PNAU, the duo embarked on a sonic odyssey that has captivated audiences worldwide. Since their emergence, Empire of the Sun has transcended boundaries, blending alternative electronica with mesmerizing visuals to create an immersive musical experience unlike any other.

Their seminal debut album, Walking On A Dream, which the musicians described as "a spiritual road movie" spawned iconic singles “Walking On A Dream” and “We Are The People”. The critically acclaimed second LP, disco-pop Ice On The Dune featured “Alive” and “DNA” and saw the band tour the world. Third LP "Two Vines," saw the band welcoming guests like Lindsey Buckingham, members of David Bowie's band from the Blackstar sessions, and Wendy Melvoin from Prince & the Revolution and featured singles “High And Low” and“Way To Go”.

Their chart success extends far beyond their native Australia, with their albums achieving multi-platinum certifications across the globe.
8 years since their last LP, 2024 sees the dawn of a new era.

Total plays

4.9 billion
Updated on 2024-06-25

Monthly listeners

23,802,506

Followers

1,516,021

Top Cities

  1. Australia
    437,204 listeners
  2. United Kingdom
    365,401 listeners
  3. Australia
    353,586 listeners
  4. United States
    338,568 listeners
  5. United States
    322,138 listeners

Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
931,006,105 3:18 2008-01-01
Walking On a Dream
Walking On a Dream
931,006,105 3:10 2010-03-26
The Spins
The Spins
712,190,590 3:16 2010-08-13
We Are The People
We Are The People
439,560,331 4:32 2008-01-01
We Are the People
We Are the People
439,560,331 4:20 2012-05-18
The Thrill (feat. Empire of the Sun)
The Thrill (feat. Empire of the Sun)
366,617,225 3:54 2020-11-11
Alive
Alive
244,026,451 3:25 2013-01-01
We Are The People - southstar Remix
We Are The People - southstar Remix
133,648,108 3:56 2023-02-17
High And Low
High And Low
118,945,392 3:45 2016-10-28
Half Mast
Half Mast
68,490,346 3:54 2008-01-01
We Are Mirage
We Are Mirage
61,456,619 6:20 2012-01-01
Way To Go
Way To Go
53,779,762 3:12 2016-10-28
Standing On The Shore
Standing On The Shore
47,656,470 4:23 2008-01-01
DNA
DNA
26,407,874 3:55 2013-01-01
Chrysalis
Chrysalis
14,293,556 4:11 2008-10-03
Concert Pitch
Concert Pitch
14,011,385 3:41 2013-01-01
Alive
Alive
13,863,346 3:47 2012-01-01
Friends
Friends
13,326,911 3:20 2016-10-28
I’ll Be Around
I’ll Be Around
13,187,433 4:31 2013-01-01
DNA - Calvin Harris Remix Edit
DNA - Calvin Harris Remix Edit
12,876,593 3:37 2013-01-01
On Our Way Home
On Our Way Home
12,513,967 3:04 2017-11-10
Country
Country
11,085,026 5:04 2008-01-01
Old Flavours
Old Flavours
8,892,918 3:55 2013-01-01
Two Vines
Two Vines
8,734,635 3:50 2016-10-28
Awakening
Awakening
8,693,527 3:46 2013-01-01
AEIOU
AEIOU
8,192,703 3:15 2023-10-11
Changes
Changes
8,067,569 3:38 2024-04-04
Ice On The Dune
Ice On The Dune
7,439,054 3:26 2013-01-01
Before
Before
7,199,468 4:05 2016-10-28
Celebrate
Celebrate
7,055,041 3:19 2013-01-01
There’s No Need
There’s No Need
6,893,856 3:28 2016-10-28
Tiger By My Side
Tiger By My Side
6,892,118 5:48 2008-01-01
Delta Bay
Delta Bay
6,358,444 3:14 2008-01-01
Wandering Star
Wandering Star
5,860,559 3:17 2014-11-11
Swordfish Hotkiss Night
Swordfish Hotkiss Night
5,839,822 3:56 2008-01-01
Ride
Ride
5,702,376 4:07 2016-10-28
Music On The Radio
Music On The Radio
5,589,109 2:56 2024-05-17
Without You
Without You
4,956,857 4:58 2008-01-01
To Her Door
To Her Door
4,910,759 3:56 2016-10-28
The World
The World
4,799,355 4:37 2008-01-01
Disarm
Disarm
4,337,106 3:52 2013-01-01
Alive - David Guetta Remix
Alive - David Guetta Remix
4,278,498 5:57 2013-01-01
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
4,205,616 3:18 2013-01-01
First Crush
First Crush
4,032,414 4:11 2016-10-28
We Are The People - Shazam Remix
We Are The People - Shazam Remix
3,907,926 5:45 2009-01-01
High And Low - Hayden James Remix
High And Low - Hayden James Remix
3,885,523 4:38 2016-11-25
Welcome To My Life
Welcome To My Life
3,846,815 4:02 2016-10-28
We Are The People - Wawa Club Remix
We Are The People - Wawa Club Remix
3,388,385 6:55 2023-10-10
We Are The People - The Shapeshifters Vocal Remix
We Are The People - The Shapeshifters Vocal Remix
3,325,972 8:18 2009-01-01
Without You - New Version
Without You - New Version
3,306,973 3:32 2008-10-03
We Are The People - The Shapeshifters Vocal Remix / UK Edit
We Are The People - The Shapeshifters Vocal Remix / UK Edit
3,128,920 6:48 2023-10-10
Digital Life
Digital Life
3,049,720 4:02 2016-10-28
ZZZ
ZZZ
2,951,864 3:10 2016-10-28
Lux
Lux
2,739,148 1:26 2013-01-01
We Are The People - Burns Remix
We Are The People - Burns Remix
2,643,768 6:51 2023-10-10
Keep A Watch
Keep A Watch
2,629,181 4:28 2013-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Sam La More 12" Remix
Walking On A Dream - Sam La More 12" Remix
2,299,585 7:52 2008-01-01
Keystone
Keystone
2,247,128 2:31 2016-10-28
Lend Me Some Light
Lend Me Some Light
2,156,436 3:30 2016-10-28
Two Leaves
Two Leaves
2,099,579 3:35 2017-11-10
Breakdown
Breakdown
2,041,186 2:41 2008-10-03
Romance To Me
Romance To Me
1,937,509 3:27 2008-10-03
Walking On A Dream - PON CHO Remix
Walking On A Dream - PON CHO Remix
1,658,057 3:13 2008-01-01
Etude
Etude
1,305,503 2:27 2008-10-03
Girl
Girl
1,262,297 3:59 2008-10-03
Celebrate - Tommy Trash Club Mix
Celebrate - Tommy Trash Club Mix
1,106,578 5:38 2013-01-01
Tonight
Tonight
1,076,056 2:55 2014-11-11
High And Low - Slander Remix
High And Low - Slander Remix
993,773 2:58 2016-11-25
Walking On A Dream - Van She Tech Remix
Walking On A Dream - Van She Tech Remix
961,708 3:46 2008-01-01
Standing On The Shore - Losers Remix
Standing On The Shore - Losers Remix
866,014 6:39 2009-01-01
Alive - Commentary
Alive - Commentary
840,066 2:36 2013-01-01
DNA - Commentary
DNA - Commentary
802,719 2:03 2013-01-01
Concert Pitch - Commentary
Concert Pitch - Commentary
800,070 2:60 2013-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Ben Watt Remix
Walking On A Dream - Ben Watt Remix
796,679 7:29 2008-01-01
Old Flavours - Commentary
Old Flavours - Commentary
744,584 2:22 2013-01-01
Alive - M4SONIC Remix
Alive - M4SONIC Remix
727,352 3:30 2013-01-01
Awakening - Commentary
Awakening - Commentary
727,120 3:35 2013-01-01
High And Low - Acoustic Mix
High And Low - Acoustic Mix
726,583 4:01 2016-11-04
Intro / Empire Of The Sun / Ice On The Dune - Commentary
Intro / Empire Of The Sun / Ice On The Dune - Commentary
704,893 2:15 2013-01-01
Standing On The Shore - Hey Today! Remix
Standing On The Shore - Hey Today! Remix
688,966 4:46 2009-01-01
We Are The People - Crazy P Remix / UK Edit
We Are The People - Crazy P Remix / UK Edit
677,071 6:50 2023-10-10
Swordfish Hotkiss Night - Eron Mezza Remix
Swordfish Hotkiss Night - Eron Mezza Remix
636,886 2:23 2009-01-01
Half Mast - Slight Return
Half Mast - Slight Return
636,328 3:36 2009-01-01
Way To Go - Cornelius Mix
Way To Go - Cornelius Mix
605,072 3:18 2017-11-10
Walking On A Dream - Treasure Fingers Remix
Walking On A Dream - Treasure Fingers Remix
564,055 5:26 2008-01-01
DNA - Alex Metric Remix
DNA - Alex Metric Remix
560,114 5:41 2013-01-01
High And Low - Djemba Djemba Remix
High And Low - Djemba Djemba Remix
552,515 4:11 2016-11-25
Alive - Mat Zo Remix
Alive - Mat Zo Remix
544,819 5:41 2013-01-01
Way To Go - Gomez & Tritter Remix
Way To Go - Gomez & Tritter Remix
532,004 2:40 2017-11-10
DNA - Yuksek Remix
DNA - Yuksek Remix
519,269 4:52 2013-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Kaskade Remix
Walking On A Dream - Kaskade Remix
506,081 7:13 2008-01-01
High And Low - Arthur Baker Remix
High And Low - Arthur Baker Remix
494,669 6:16 2016-11-25
Lux - Commentary
Lux - Commentary
482,356 1:23 2013-01-01
We Are The People - Sam La More Remix / UK Edit
We Are The People - Sam La More Remix / UK Edit
456,227 6:48 2023-10-10
I'll Be Around - Commentary
I'll Be Around - Commentary
416,345 3:18 2013-01-01
AEIOU - Anfisa Letyago Remix
AEIOU - Anfisa Letyago Remix
365,377 4:07 2024-03-08
Ice On The Dune - Commentary
Ice On The Dune - Commentary
329,769 3:22 2013-01-01
DNA - Ta-ku Remix
DNA - Ta-ku Remix
328,641 3:33 2013-01-01
AEIOU - TCTS Remix
AEIOU - TCTS Remix
289,449 3:55 2023-12-01
Celebrate - Hook N Sling Remix
Celebrate - Hook N Sling Remix
281,138 5:15 2014-01-01
Celebrate - Radio Mix
Celebrate - Radio Mix
274,686 3:25 2013-01-01
Celebrate - Commentary
Celebrate - Commentary
266,497 3:15 2013-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Sam La More Remix Edit
Walking On A Dream - Sam La More Remix Edit
258,382 3:36 2008-01-01
Keep A Watch - Commentary
Keep A Watch - Commentary
256,203 4:21 2013-01-01
Surround Sound - Commentary
Surround Sound - Commentary
252,893 2:58 2013-01-01
Disarm - Commentary
Disarm - Commentary
238,436 1:52 2013-01-01
We Are The People - The Golden Filter Remix / UK Edit
We Are The People - The Golden Filter Remix / UK Edit
229,277 6:57 2023-10-10
High And Low - Tommy Trash Remix
High And Low - Tommy Trash Remix
215,900 4:17 2016-11-25
AEIOU - Pegassi Remix
AEIOU - Pegassi Remix
198,755 3:55 2023-12-01
DNA - Brodinski Remix
DNA - Brodinski Remix
198,471 4:34 2013-01-01
Celebrate - Steve Aoki Remix
Celebrate - Steve Aoki Remix
193,056 4:30 2013-01-01
DNA - The Aston Shuffle Remix
DNA - The Aston Shuffle Remix
187,962 6:17 2013-01-01
Celebrate - Styalz Fuego's Windows 95 Remix
Celebrate - Styalz Fuego's Windows 95 Remix
186,441 4:12 2014-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Danger Racing Dub Remix
Walking On A Dream - Danger Racing Dub Remix
177,266 4:38 2008-01-01
High And Low - Gramercy Remix
High And Low - Gramercy Remix
171,333 3:39 2016-11-25
We Are The People
We Are The People
144,118 4:08 2013-01-01
We Are The People - We Are The Cagedbaby Mix / UK Edit
We Are The People - We Are The Cagedbaby Mix / UK Edit
137,284 6:56 2023-10-10
DNA - Calvin Harris Extended Remix
DNA - Calvin Harris Extended Remix
114,396 6:27 2013-01-01
Celebrate - The Dissociatives Remix
Celebrate - The Dissociatives Remix
105,562 6:04 2014-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Ben Watt Remix Edit
Walking On A Dream - Ben Watt Remix Edit
88,582 6:50 2008-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Joey Negro Club Mix Edit
Walking On A Dream - Joey Negro Club Mix Edit
86,329 6:52 2008-01-01
AEIOU - Cazt Remix
AEIOU - Cazt Remix
63,022 3:13 2023-12-01
Walking On A Dream - Danny Dove & Steve Smart Dream Remix
Walking On A Dream - Danny Dove & Steve Smart Dream Remix
56,642 6:26 2008-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Kaskade Remix Edit
Walking On A Dream - Kaskade Remix Edit
42,811 6:54 2008-01-01
DNA - The M Machine Remix For Helios
DNA - The M Machine Remix For Helios
39,754 4:04 2013-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Danny Dove & Steve Smart Dream Dub
Walking On A Dream - Danny Dove & Steve Smart Dream Dub
34,253 6:26 2008-01-01
DNA - The M Machine Remix For Apollo
DNA - The M Machine Remix For Apollo
31,855 5:12 2013-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Joey Negro Acid Dub
Walking On A Dream - Joey Negro Acid Dub
31,824 6:35 2008-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Neon Neon Mix
Walking On A Dream - Neon Neon Mix
28,051 3:49 2008-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Sam La More 12" Remix Edit
Walking On A Dream - Sam La More 12" Remix Edit
23,681 6:46 2008-01-01
We Are The People - Sam La More Remix
We Are The People - Sam La More Remix
22,833 7:31 2023-10-10
The Art Of Driving
The Art Of Driving
20,075 4:32 2009-01-01
Walking on a Dream - Acoustic Cover
Walking on a Dream - Acoustic Cover
15,847 2:24 2019-01-16
We Are The People - The Golden Filter Remix
We Are The People - The Golden Filter Remix
12,453 7:12 2023-10-10
We Are The People - Cuebur Remix
We Are The People - Cuebur Remix
4,688 7:18 2023-10-10
We Are The People - The Shapeshifters Dub Remix
We Are The People - The Shapeshifters Dub Remix
4,526 7:03 2023-10-10
We Are The People - Style Of Eye Remix / UK Edit
We Are The People - Style Of Eye Remix / UK Edit
1,496 6:59 2023-10-10
Standing On The Shore - Lifelike Remix
Standing On The Shore - Lifelike Remix
1,466 8:04 2009-01-01
We Are The People - Paul Heron & Alan X Remix
We Are The People - Paul Heron & Alan X Remix
1,131 8:30 2022-07-18
We Are The People - Cuebur Remix Radio Edit
We Are The People - Cuebur Remix Radio Edit
< 1000 4:48 2023-10-10
We Are The People - Style Of Eye Remix
We Are The People - Style Of Eye Remix
< 1000 4:30 2023-10-10
Walking On A Dream - Kaskade Remix - Radio Edit
Walking On A Dream - Kaskade Remix - Radio Edit
< 1000 4:00 2008-01-01
Walking On A Dream - Hong Kong Blondes Remix
Walking On A Dream - Hong Kong Blondes Remix
< 1000 7:11 2008-01-01

New releases

Music On The Radio
Music On The Radio
2024-05-17
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
Changes
Changes
2024-04-04
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
AEIOU (Anfisa Letyago Remix)
AEIOU (Anfisa Letyago Remix)
2024-03-08
[Columbia Local]
AEIOU (Anfisa Letyago Remix)
AEIOU (Anfisa Letyago Remix)
2024-03-08
[etcetc AU]
AEIOU - Remixes
AEIOU - Remixes
2023-12-01
[Columbia Local]
AEIOU (Remixes)
AEIOU (Remixes)
2023-12-01
[etcetc AU]
AEIOU
AEIOU
2023-10-11
[Columbia Local]
We Are The People (The Remixes)
We Are The People (The Remixes)
2023-10-10
[Capitol Records]
We Are The People (southstar Remix)
We Are The People (southstar Remix)
2023-02-17
[Columbia/B1 Recordings]
We Are The People (southstar Remix)
We Are The People (southstar Remix)
2023-02-17
[Capitol Records]
The Thrill
The Thrill
2020-11-11
[Rostrum Records]
The Thrill
The Thrill
2020-11-11
[Rostrum Records]
Chrysalis
Chrysalis
2019-02-01
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
On Our Way Home
On Our Way Home
2017-11-10
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
High And Low (The Remixes)
High And Low (The Remixes)
2016-11-25
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
High And Low (Acoustic Mix)
High And Low (Acoustic Mix)
2016-11-04
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
Two Vines (Deluxe)
Two Vines (Deluxe)
2016-10-28
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
Two Vines
Two Vines
2016-10-28
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
Two Vines (Deluxe)
Two Vines (Deluxe)
2016-10-28
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
Celebrate (Remixes Volume II)
Celebrate (Remixes Volume II)
2014-01-01
[Capitol]
DNA (The Remixes)
DNA (The Remixes)
2013-01-01
[Capitol]
Ice On The Dune
Ice On The Dune
2013-01-01
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
Ice On The Dune (Track By Track)
Ice On The Dune (Track By Track)
2013-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Ice On the Dune
Ice On the Dune
2013-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Ice On The Dune - Track By Track
Ice On The Dune - Track By Track
2013-01-01
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
Ice On The Dune
Ice On The Dune
2013-01-01
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
DNA (Remixes)
DNA (Remixes)
2013-01-01
[Capitol]
Celebrate (Remixes Volume I)
Celebrate (Remixes Volume I)
2013-01-01
[Capitol]
Alive (Remixes)
Alive (Remixes)
2013-01-01
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
Alive
Alive
2013-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Alive (Remixes)
Alive (Remixes)
2013-01-01
[Capitol pop]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2009-05-24
[Capitol]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2009-03-13
[Capitol]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2009-02-23
[Capitol]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2009-02-18
[EMI Japan]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2009-02-16
[Virgin]
Without You (New Version)
Without You (New Version)
2009-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Standing On The Shore
Standing On The Shore
2009-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Walking On A Dream (Special Edition)
Walking On A Dream (Special Edition)
2009-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Without You (New Version)
Without You (New Version)
2009-01-01
[Virgin Records]
Without You (New Version)
Without You (New Version)
2009-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Standing On The Shore
Standing On The Shore
2009-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Standing On The Shore
Standing On The Shore
2009-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Standing On The Shore
Standing On The Shore
2009-01-01
[Virgin Records]
Half Mast (Slight Return)
Half Mast (Slight Return)
2009-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Without You
Without You
2009-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Walking On A Dream (10th Anniversary Edition)
Walking On A Dream (10th Anniversary Edition)
2008-10-03
[EMI Recorded Music Australia Pty Ltd]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2008-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Walking On A Dream (Remixes)
Walking On A Dream (Remixes)
2008-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2008-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2008-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2008-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2008-01-01
[Capitol Records]
Walking On A Dream
Walking On A Dream
2008-01-01
[Capitol Records]