Chet Faker: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Chet Faker: Photo Ros O'Gorman

ARIA Launches Number One Chart Award

by Paul Cashmere on May 26, 2014

in News,Noise Pro

ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) has launched to new program recognising Australian artists who achieve the number one position on the singles and album charts.

Since January 2013 Australian acts have been 34 weeks on top of the ARIA singles and album charts. In that same period 82 Australian songs were awarded Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum status and 66 Australian albums were accredited.

Denis Handlin AM, ARIA Chairman has been the driver of the new award. “A key feature of ARIA’s activities has always been to champion the development and success of recording artists. The ARIA #1 Chart Awards not only reflect the sales and chart successes achieved but also the great passion of fans right across the country for music,” he said.

“We’re thrilled to congratulate this amazing array of artists on their chart topping success and I’m delighted that we can celebrate their feats with an Award literally as they happen.  We look forward to handing out many more awards to artists in the future,” said ARIA CEO Dan Rosen.

Australian Number One Artists Since January 2013

Singles

Dami Im ‘Alive’, 1 wk, SME
Taylor Henderson ‘Borrow My Heart’, 1 wk,SME
5 Seconds Of Summer ‘She Looks So Perfect’, 1 wk, CAP/EMI
Sheppard ‘Geronimo’, 3 wks, MGM
Justice Crew ‘Que Sera’, 3 wks, SME

Albums

Flume ‘Flume’, 1 wk, FCL/WAR
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds ‘Push The Sky Away’ 1 wk, KOB/INE
Hillsong United ‘Zion’, 1 wk, HMA/SME
Birds Of Tokyo ‘March Fires’, 1 wk, CAP/EMI
Bernard Fanning ‘Departures’, 1 wk, DEW/UMA
Harrison Craig ‘More Than A Dream’ 2 wks, MER/UMA
Bliss N Eso ‘Circus In The Sky’, 1 wk, ILL/UMA
Karnivool ‘Asymmetry’, 1 wk, CYM/SME
Rufus ‘Atlas’, 1 wk, SIO/SME
Boy & Bear ‘Harlequin Dream’, 1 wk, ISL/UMA
Keith Urban ‘Fuse’, 1 wk, CAP/EMI
Various ‘Triple J Like A Version 9’, 1 wk, ABC/UMA
Dami Im ‘Dami Im’, 1 wk, SME
Taylor Henderson ‘Taylor Henderson’, 1 wk, SME
INXS ‘The Very Best’, 7 wks, PET/UMA
Kylie Minogue ‘Kiss Me Once’ 1 wk, WAR
Chet Faker ‘Built on Glass’, 2 wks, FCL/WAR

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