Releasing debut album Been Doin' It For A Bit, Ruby Fields takes out her first #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The Sydney singer-songwriter’s first album comes two years after she made her first chart appearance with the combined release of her first two EPs, Permanent Hermit / Your Dad's Opinion For Dinner (#26 May ’19). Been Doin' It For A Bit becomes the 13th Australian #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2021. It’s also the 24th Australian #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Chart this year.
ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd says: “A huge congratulations to Ruby Fields on debuting at #1 on this week’s ARIA Albums Chart. The continuing success of our local artists on the charts has been one of the brighter spots of an otherwise tough year for Australian music. It will be fantastic when Ruby and all our other chart-toppers can celebrate with their fans at some killer live shows when things open up.”
With the announcement of her 2022 Australian tour, Dua Lipa has jumped four spots to #6 with former #1 Future Nostalgia. It’s the album’s 79th week in the Top 50; 49 of those weeks have been spent in the Top Ten.
Melbourne country band Darlinghurst make their chart debut with their self-titled first album. Formed in 2019, the quartet were nominated for New Talent Of The Year at the 2021 Golden Guitars. Shannon Noll makes an appearance on the track ‘You Stopped Making Sense’.
Falling & Flying, the second album from Melbourne hip hop artist 360, re-enters the chart at #25 on the back of its tenth anniversary reissue. Peaking at #4 on release in 2011, the album earned 360 ten ARIA Awards nominations in 2012, winning Breakthrough Artist – Release and Producer of the Year. Falling & Flying also debuts at #2 on this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.
ARIA Award-winning singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia claims her sixth career Top 50 entry with Firebird. The follow-up to Male (#25 Sept. ‘15) is Imbruglia’s sixth studio album. It’s her first album of originals since 2009’s Come To Life and features tracks written with KT Tunstall and The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr, among others.