Australian Recording Artists And Record Labels Celebrate No.1 On The ARIA Charts

Members of the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) will gather in Sydney today at a special media and industry presentation to acknowledge and recognise those Australian recording artists, together with their record labels, who have reached the No. 1 position on the ARIA album and singles charts*.

Today's ARIA No.1 Chart Awards presentation will see four (4) Australian recording artists, and their respective labels, awarded for their outstanding success on either the ARIA singles or albums charts and, in the case of one artist, for both her singles and album.

Motor Ace
Festival Mushroom Records
'Shoot This' (A)
John Farnham
BMG Australia
'The Last Time' (A)
Delta Goodrem
Sony Music Australia
'Born to Try' (S)
'Lost Without You' (S)
'Innocent Eyes' (S)
'Innocent Eyes' (A)
Universal Music Australia
'Vulture Street' (A)

*Charting period August 2002 - July 2003
(S) = Single (A) = Album

The past two weeks have witnessed two Australian albums, 'Vulture Street' and 'Innocent Eyes' holding both the No 1 & No 2 positions on the ARIA Albums chart - a fitting lead-up to this years ARIA No.1 Chart Awards celebration.

Added only last year, the ARIA No 1 Chart Awards have become a key fixture on the Australian music industry's calendar. An awards presentation designed to raise the public's awareness of Australian music and recognise the business skills of Australian record companies who helped get their artists to the coveted No. 1 position.

'Homegrown music' is unique, it is thriving and playing a significant role in Australian culture and the ARIA charts are showing that Australians are enjoying and buying Australian music.

To be hosted by entertainment and media identity Richard Wilkins, the 'No. 1's' will pay tribute to the vitality of local talent and the music that record labels are developing and promoting in an ever-increasing competitive market.

31 July 2003

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