19 Apr 2012

NZ singer tops US chart

8:54 pm on 19 April 2012

A Hamilton singer has become the first New Zealander to have a No 1 song in premier American music chart the Hot 100.

Kimbra Johnson is featured in the song Somebody That I Used To Know by Australian artist Gotye.

The song has won wide acclaim in New Zealand and overseas.

According to Billboard.com, the best a New Zealand artist or group has done on the chart before is No 2 by Crowded House for its song Don't Dream It's Over.