ARIA #1 Chart Awards

ARIA #1 Chart Awards - honouring two years of Australian chart toppers

Gotye awarded Highest Selling Single and Album awards

ARIA launches


Sydney, Australia – Friday 10 August 2012:

The music industry was on song today at The Ivy Sunroom in Sydney for the ninth ARIA #1 Chart Awards, recognising seventeen acts who have topped the ARIA Singles, Album and Music DVD charts over the last two years.

With master of ceremonies Chit Chat expertly managing proceedings, the crowd was mesmerised as Karise Eden performed 'I'd Rather Go Blind' and were entertained by teen sensation Reese Mastin with his stripped back rendition of 'Shout It Out', both artists collecting #1 awards across the afternoon.



Previously a feature of the annual ARIA Awards, this year the Highest Selling Single and Album Awards were incorporated into the #1 Chart Awards, with global success story Gotye adding both awards to his trophy cabinet, for single 'Somebody That I Used To Know' and album 'Making Mirrors'.

"Today's ARIA #1 Awards were a wonderful showcase of the musical talent we have in this country across a range of genres. It highlights the affinity that Australian music fans feel towards a particular artist to propel them to the #1 spot on the ARIA Charts," said ARIA Chairman Denis Handlin AM.



In the period from August 2010 to 6 August 2012, Australian acts spent 64 weeks in the #1 position across the ARIA Singles, Album and Music DVD charts, Over this same period, 85 singles from Australian artists were awarded gold, platinum or multi-platinum status, whilst 73 individual Australian albums were accredited.




The artists recognised at the 2012 ARIA #1 Chart Awards are as follows (in chronological order):


Guy Sebastian feat. Eve: Who's That Girl (SME) - 2 weeks
Gotye feat. Kimbra: Somebody That I Used to Know (ELEV/UMA) - 8 weeks

Reece Mastin: Good Night (SME) - 4 weeks

Karise Eden: Stay With Me Baby (UMA) - 1 week

Reece Mastin: Shout It Out (SME) - 1 week

Justice Crew: Boom Boom (SME) - 1 week


Bliss N Eso: Running On Air (LIB/UMA) - 1 week

Drapht: The Life of Riley (SME) - 1 week

Gotye: Making Mirrors (ELEV/UMA) - 1 week

Hilltop Hoods: Drinking From The Sun (GE/UMA) - 2 weeks

Keith Urban: The Story So Far (EMI) - 1 week

The Temper Trap: The Temper Trap (LIB/UMA) - 1 week

Missy Higgins: The Ol' Razzle Dazzle: (ELEV/UMA) - 2 weeks

Karise Eden: My Journey (UMA) - 6 weeks


Hilltop Hoods: Parade of the Dead (GE/UMA) - 1 week

Powderfinger: Sunsets Farewell Tour (UMA) - 7 weeks

The Wiggles: Ukulele Baby! (ROA) - 3 weeks

Mirusia feat. Andre Rieu: Always and Forever (UMA) - 4 weeks
AC/DC: Live at River Plate (ALB/SME) - 15 weeks

Hillsong Live: God Is Able (HMA/SME) - 1 weeks

Parkway Drive: Home Is For The Heartless (SHK) - 1 week



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