The ARIA #1 Chart Awards are back

Thursday 26 July 2012

The ARIA #1 Chart Awards are back

The ARIA #1 Chart Awards are back this year to honour Australian artists who achieved a number one single, album or music DVD in the period between August 2010 and August 2012.

TV and music personality Chit Chat will host the event, which is held at The Ivy Sun Room on August 10, and is to feature live acoustic performances. 

In the past two years, a selection of Australian acts from The Wiggles to AC/DC spent 61 weeks in the #1 position across the ARIA singles, album or music DVD charts. Over the same period, 84 singles from Australian musicians were awarded Gold, Platinum or multi-Platinum status, while 73 albums were accredited. 

"A number one on the ARIA Charts is a wonderful achievement for an Australian artist", said Dan Rosen, CEO ARIA. "This year’s recipients are a mix of established and new artists across a diverse range of genres, demonstrating the ongoing vitality of the Australian music industry."

The artists that are being recognised (so far) are as follows: 

Singles: 
Guy Sebastian (featuring Eve) – Who’s That Girl
Gotye (featuring Kimbra) – Somebody That I Used To Know
Reece Mastin – Good Night
Karise Eden – Stay With Me Baby
Reece Mastin – Shout It Out

Albums: 
Bliss N Eso – Running On Air
Drapht – The Life of Riley
Gotye – Making Mirrors
Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun
Keith Urban – The Story So Far
The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap
Missy Higgins – The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle
Karise Eden – My Journey 

Music DVDs: 
Hilltop Hoods – Parade of the Dead
Powderfinger – Sunsets Farewell Tour
The Wiggles – Ukelele Baby! 
Miriusa (featuring Andre Rieu) – Always and Forever 
AC/DC – Live At River Plate
Hillsong Live – God Is Able
Parkway Drive – Home Is For The Heartles 

 

- Kim Wilson, The Music Network  

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