The Kid Laroi is a now a fully-grown chart champion.
With F*ck Love (Savage) hitting No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart, the Kid makes history as the youngest Australian solo artist to rule the national survey.
At 17 years, 5 months and 22 days, the Sydney rapper snags the record from Delta Goodrem, who had ruled the chart in 2003 with Innocent Eyes, aged 18 years, 6 months and 20 days.
F*ck Love (Savage) debuted at No. 3 in August 2020 under its original title, F*ck Love, and returned to that peak position in November after the release of the deluxe edition, F*ck Love (Savage).
“Huge congratulations to The Kid Laroi on hitting the top of the ARIA Albums Chart,” comments ARIA’s newly appointed CEO, Annabelle Herd. “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.”
The mixtape climbs to the top for the first time in its 28th week on the chart.
Also, The Kid Laroi (real name Charlton Howard) becomes the second male indigenous solo artist to top the chart after Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu did so in April 2018 with his posthumous release Djarimirri (Child Of The Rainbow).
The highest new entry on the current albums frame belongs to Arlo Parks, the British singer, songwriter and poet whose Collapsed In Sunbeams bows at No. 18. Parks’ debut LP comes after she released two EPs in 2019 and took out the BBC Introducing Artist of the Year in 2020.
Over on the ARIA Singles Chart, Olivia Rodrigo makes it a month at No. 1 with “Drivers License”.
With Rodrigo logging a fourth straight weeks at No. 1, and the Kid Laroi atop the albums survey, it’s just the second time in ARIA Charts history that artists under the age of 18 have topped both charts.
The last time? Back in April 2019, the-then 17-year-old Billie Eilish did it all by herself. The Californian star topped the Singles Chart with “Bad Guy” and the Albums Chart with When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Also flying on the chart this week is Tones And I’s latest single “Fly Away,” up 6-4 for a new peak position in its 12th week.
Two tracks from F*ck Love (Savage) impact the Top 10: “Without You” holding at No. 3 and “So Done” unmoved at No. 9.
Finally, Dutch EDM star Tiësto cracks the Top 10 for just the second time as “The Business” lifts 13-8. “The Business” is the DJ and producer’s first ever No. 1 in his homeland, and his equal highest charting single in Australia following 2014’s “Red Lights.”