The 2021 ARIA Awards is just around the corner. To celebrate the music industry’s night-of-nights, AirCheck has compiled the leading songs by local acts at radio in 2021.
Tones & I leads the pack with ARIA multi-Platinum single ‘Fly Away’, which amassed 20,171 spins across 29 outlets. Of the Top 10 songs, five are in the running for the prestigious Song of the Year award, including ‘Fly Away’. The single is also nominated for Best Pop Release.
The Kid Laroi earned two spots with ‘Without You’ (No. 3) and ‘Stay’ with Justin Bieber (No. 5). Overall, radio played 41 songs featuring the Kamilaroi superstar, totalling 44,730 spins. The Kid Laroi has four nods at this year’s Awards, including Best Artist.
Tones & I, The Kid Laroi, Guy Sebastian, Amy Shark and Sam Fischer helped Sony Music Entertainment Australia to one of its most dominant displays with a whopping 55.45% share. Elsewhere, Vance Joy notched over 17,000 spins for his song ‘Missing Piece’, bolstering Mushroom Group’s share to 12.73%.
AirCheck Australia defines a local act as performances by Australian artists who are citizens of, or, ordinarily residents in Australia. This includes the main performer, a featured artist, where a band is comprised of 50% or more of Australian citizens/residents, where a DJ is featured/credited by the label and appears on the charts as a main or featured performer.