Greg Gould, gay star of Australia’s Got Talent, has soared to the number one album position on the Australian iTunes Chart with his groundbreaking album of duets with some of Australia’s music industry legends.
Gould’s album 1998 is a re-imagination of ’90s hits and features Tania Doko (Bachelor Girl), Damien Leith, Rhonda Burchmore, Cosima De Vito, Mark Gable (Choirboys), Katie Underwood (Bardot), Inaya Day and more!
Gould said he wanted to make a fun album that reinterpreted some ’90s classics.
“This album is a year of my life,” he says. “Seventeen collaborations with 21 amazing artists from all over the world! I really wanted to make a fun album of songs that I love, reinterpreting them from a new perspective, sometime even flipping the narratives to open people’s hearts and minds with music I loved so much.”
The debut single from 1998 is The Boy Is Mine, featuring gay singer and reality star, Peyton. The music video, features actor Lynne McGranger better known for her role as Irene Roberts on the Australian soap, Home And Away.
The Boy Is Mine, is Gould’s take on the 1998 hit by Brandy and Monica. The video clip is Gould and Peyton’s comment on the severe bullying they both experienced in their childhood.
This isn’t Gould’s first duets project. In 2017 he released a version of Don’t Let Go with the Maxine Jones of En Vogue. The track was released to explore stories of discrimination experienced by the LGBTIQ community. It rocketed up the charts globally, hitting number five in Australia, number four in Bulgaria, number 14 in UK, number 27 in Italy and number seven in Germany selling over 30,000 copies worldwide. The music video went viral with more than 19 million views on Facebook.