ARIA Bring Back Awards For #1 Albums

25 July 2012 | 4:10 pm | Scott Fitzsimons

Everyone from Gotye to Parkway Drive will be honoured

The Australian Recording Industry Association have announced today that the ARIA #1 Chart Awards will be back in August 2012 to celebrate artists who've had a chart-topping album, single or music DVD in the last two years.

In a ceremony set to be held at The Ivy in Sydney Friday 10 August, all number ones from the period of August 2010 to August 2012 will be recognised. The day is set to be hosted by Chit Chat, while music streaming service Songl are on board as partners.

During the two year period, Australian acts spent 61 weeks in number one positions while 84 singles and 73 albums were accredited either gold, platinum or multi-platinum.

Today Denis Handlin, ARIA Chairman and Sony Music Entertainment Chairman and CEO Australia & New Zealand, President Asia said, "In this highly competitive business, with releases from all around the world vying for the publics' attention, one of the greatest thrills for an artist and their record label is to reach number one on the chart in the journey of building a long and successful career. That is what defines us all as record labels and these artists deserve the spotlight of attention and recognition.”

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The ceremony will also witness the launch of the new website, which is being developed by MCM Media and will feature a focus on videos.

Artists who have had number ones in the last two years include


Bliss N Eso Running On Air - 1 week (LIB/UMA)
Drapht The Life Of Riley - 1 week (SME)
Gotye Making Mirrors - 1 week (ELEV/UMA)
Hilltop Hoods Drinking From The Sun - 2 weeks (GE/UMA)
Keith Urban The Story So Far - 1 week (EMI)
The Temper Trap The Temper Trap - 1 week (LIB/UMA)
Missy Higgins The Ol' Razzle Dazzle - 2 weeks (ELEV/UMA)
Karise Eden My Journey - 4 weeks (UMA)


Guy Sebastian (featuring Eve) Who's That Girl - 2 weeks (SME)
Gotye (featuring Kimbra) Somebody That I Used To Know - 8 weeks (ELEV/UMA)
Reece Mastin Good Night - 4 weeks (SME)
Karise Eden Stay With Me Baby - 1 week (UMA)
Reece Mastin Shout It Out - 1 week (SME)


Hilltop Hoods Parade Of The Dead - 1 week (GE/UMA)
Powderfinger Sunsets Farewell Tour - 7 weeks (UMA)
The Wiggles Ukelele Baby! - 3 weeks (ROA)
Miriusa (featuring Andre Rieu) Always And Forever - 4 weeks (UMA)
AC/DC Live At River Plate - 15 weeks (ALB/SME)
Hillsong Live God Is Able - 1 week (HMA/SME)
Parkway Drive Home Is For The Heartless - 1 week (SHK)