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Chart Analysis March 2, 2022

The Kid Laroi’s ‘F*ck Love’ was a Top 10 album globally in 2021: IFPI

Senior Journalist, B2B
The Kid Laroi’s ‘F*ck Love’ was a Top 10 album globally in 2021: IFPI

Adele is crowned Queen of the 2021 albums charts, though The Kid Laroi certainly made an impression.

With his evolving mixtape F*ck Love, Laroi crashes the Top 10 of the IFPI’s Global Album All Format Chart 2021, a tally that captures music consumption across all formats, around the world.

The teenage singer and rapper is the only Australian to impact any of the IFPI’s three main year-end charts, arriving at No. 7 on the trade body’s all-format survey, published late Tuesday. 

Recognition in the all-world Top 10 is an impressive feat for the Indigenous singer and rapper, who enjoyed a dream run last year.

F*ck Love climbed to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart last August, setting records along the way.

Laroi (real name Charlton Howard) became the first Aussie act to hit the top since AC/DC ruled the survey in November 2020 with Power Up, and was the first solo Australian to get there since Sia debuted at No. 1 in July 2014 with 1000 Forms of Fear.

The last solo male Australian to reach the U.S. chart summit was Keith Urban, with Fuse, back in September 2013, and he’s the first indigenous male Australian solo artist to do so.

Earlier, he ruled the ARIA Albums Chart, becoming the youngest ever solo Australian artist to do so; and he became the youngest winner at the 2021 APRA Music Awards, scooping Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year.

NIMAs and ARIA Awards would follow.

Raised in the Sydney suburb of Redfern, and now based in Los Angeles, Laroi is shortlisted for Album and Best New Artist at the 2022 Grammy Awards, and, earlier this week, his global hit ‘Stay’ with Justin Bieber came in at No. 2 on the IFPI’s global digital singles chart for 2021.

The Kid Laroi is the first Australian to ever appear in the Top 10 of the IFPI’s Global Album All Format Chart, which was introduced last year, won by BTS’ Map Of The Soul : 7, and featuring no Australian talent.

Top 10 Global Album All Format Chart 2021 : 

RANK

 

ARTIST

 

ALBUM

 

1.

 

Adele

 

30

 

2.

 

Olivia Rodrigo

 

SOUR

 

3.

 

Justin Bieber

 

Justice

 

4.

 

Ed Sheeran

 

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5.

 

The Weeknd

 

After Hours

 

6.

 

Dua Lipa

 

Future Nostalgia

 

7.

 

The Kid LAROI

 

F*CK LOVE (Mix Tape)

 

8.

 

ABBA

 

Voyage

 

9.

 

Morgan Wallen

 

Dangerous: The Double Album

 

10.

 

Doja Cat

 

Planet Her

 

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