Chart Analysis October 5, 2021

Aussie Ruby Fields debuts at #1 on ARIA Albums Chart

Aussie Ruby Fields debuts at #1 on ARIA Albums Chart

Sydney singer-songwriter Ruby Fields is the latest Aussie to nab a #1 album on the Albums Chart.

Fields’ Been Doin’ It For A Bit becomes the 13th Australian #1 on the in 2021 and the 24th Australian #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Chart.

Been Doin’ It For A While is Fields’ debut album, and comes off the back of her EPs Permanent Hermit and Your Dad’s Opinion For Dinner. 

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd offered a huge congratulations to Fields on the milestone.

“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,” she said. “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.”

Fields was full of gratitude when she got word her album had gone #1.

“We wanna say a huge thanks to everyone that’s supported us in love or streams or buying – we’re beyond stoked to be #1,” she said. “From a little band that I started with my friends to this. Thanks to Space 44 for believing in me as a grom, and so proud to have a great team behind me in every way.”

Elsewhere on the Chart, Melbourne country band Darlinghurst made their debut with their self-titled album coming in at #9, while Natalie Imbruglia’s Firebird marked her sixth top 50 entry, coming in at #30.

On the ARIA Singles Chart, The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ held onto #1, marking their 12th week at the top. Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ from 2002 and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’ from 2014 were also in the top spot for 12 weeks, and there are just five singles which have spent longer in the #1 spot.

Top 5 Albums

  1. Ruby Fields: Been Doin’ It For A While
  2. Drake: Certified Lover Boy
  3. Olivia Rodrigo: SOUR
  4. Lil Nas X: MONTERO
  5. Doja Cat: Planet Her

Top 5 Singles

  1. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber: ‘Stay’
  2. Elton John & Dua Lipa: ‘Cold Heart (PNAU Remix)’
  3. Ed Sheeran: ‘Bad Habits’
  4. Glass Animals: ‘Heat Waves’
  5. Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow: ‘Industry Baby’

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