News 6 February 2021

The Kid Laroi makes ARIA Charts history as he hits #1

Plus, moves by Barry Gibb, Violent Soho and more!

The Kid Laroi makes ARIA Charts history as he hits #1

The Kid Laroi makes ARIA Charts history as he hits the top spot with F*ck Love (Savage). At 17 years, 5 months and 22 days, the Sydney rapper becomes the youngest Australian solo artist to hit #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, taking the record from Delta Goodrem who charted at 18 years, 6 months and 20 days in 2003. The Kid Laroi’s first mixtape debuted at #3 in August 2020 under its original title, F*ck Love. It returned to #3 in November of the same year after the re-titled deluxe edition F*ck Love (Savage) was released. It hits #1 for the first time in its 28th week in the Top 50. The release has also gone Top Five in the US and Top Ten in the UK. The Kid Laroi becomes the second male indigenous solo artist to top the chart after Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu went to #1 in April 2018 with Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow). F*ck Love (Savage) singles ‘Without You’ and ‘So Done’ sit at #3 and #9 this week, respectively.

“Wow, this is insane,” says LAROI. “#1 in my own country means more to me than anything in the world. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and been with me through all of this. I love you all and I can’t wait to see you all again soon.”

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd says: “Huge congratulations to The Kid Laroi on hitting the top of the ARIA Albums Chart. This is an incredible feat for an artist of any age, and with audiences around the world embracing his music, it is obviously just the beginning.”

F*ck Love (Savage) is the third Australian #1 album on the ARIA Charts in 2021.

Barry Gibb’s former chart-topper re-enters the chart for a third week, hitting #9. In the time since Greenfields topped the ARIA Albums Chart, it went to #1 in the UK and #15 in the US. When the album went to #1, Gibb became the oldest artist to hit the top of the ARIA Albums Chart: he was 74 years, 4 months and 17 days old.

British singer-songwriter/poet Arlo Parks makes her ARIA Charts debut at #18 with Collapsed In Sunbeams. Parks’ first album comes after she released two EPs in 2019 and was awarded BBC Introducing Artist of the Year in 2020.

Violent Soho’s fifth album returns to the chart on the back of the release of three limited edition vinyl pressings. Everything Is A-OK, the band’s second chart-topper, spent one week at #1 in April 2020. It tops this week’s ARIA Vinyl Albums Chart.

On the back of its first issue on vinyl, BlackPink’s The Album heads back into the Top 50 at #43. The group’s debut Korean-language studio album peaked at #2 on release in October 2020.

Former Porcupine Tree leader Steven Wilson takes out his second solo Top 50 entry as The Future Bites debuts at #47. Wilson’s sixth solo album is the follow-up to To The Bone (#30 Aug. ’17).