ARIA #1 Chart Awards
ARIA #1 Chart Awards - honouring Australian chart toppers
26 May 2014
Today, ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) will unveil a new program to acknowledge those Australian and international artists who have reached the coveted number one position on the ARIA album or singles chart. The ARIA #1 Chart Award will be presented to artists as soon as they hit the peak position, in recognition of their achievements.
Given the incredible success of Australian artists in the charts over the last 18 months we have retrospectively awarded all local acts who have reached the top of the chart with a trophy recognising their achievement. From the beginning of January 2013 till today, Australian acts have spent 34 weeks the #1 position across the ARIA Singles & Album charts. Over this same period, 82 singles from Australian artists were awarded gold, platinum or multi-platinum status, whilst 66 individual Australian albums were accredited.
This year’s achievements include an array of diverse talent across many different music genres, from thlikes of Chet Faker, 5 Seconds of Summer, Flume, Justice Crew, Karnivool, Kylie Minogue, Rufus and Sheppard to name a few.
Denis Handlin AM, ARIA Chairman, said “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.”
Dan Rosen, ARIA CEO, added “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.”
See the images of the artists who have collected the award on the official ARIA charts website at: