Adelaide producer Mell Hall has made history, becoming the longest-reigning female artist at number one on the ARIA Club Chart.
Hall released her debut single ‘Knock Knock’ featuring Thandi Phoenix (via Club Sweat) ten weeks ago and now has crowned that accomplishment with her eight consecutive week sitting atop the chart.
The disco star overtook fellow Australian Zoe Badwi, whose 2008 single “Release Me’ stayed at number one for seven weeks. That means Hall has broken a record that stood for almost 13 years.
When ‘Knock Knock’ claimed the top spot, it made Hall just the fifth Australian solo female artist to claim that position, a remarkably small figure. ‘Knock Knock’ also signalled Thandi Phoenix’s first-ever entry into the ARIA Club Chart, with the track also the first to feature two Australian female artists in collaboration in pole position.
The track saw off strong competition from renowned producers such as KLP and Stace Cadet, Martin Ikin, Purple Disco Machine, and John Summit, in order to maintain its top spot.
Hall shared her happiness at the success. “So grateful to see my debut record getting so much love,” she said. “‘Knock Knock’ was a joy to make, a joy to work with Thandi Phoenix and knowing that it brings audiences and my peers alike joy, what more could a girl want!? Big love to Team Sweat for the endless support. Feeling the moment for Women in Dance Music, girls to the front!”
ARIA added to Hall’s statement by offering their own congratulations. “It’s very exciting to see Mell Hallcontinue to break barriers, make history and represent women in dance music in such a fantastic way. Congratulations from all of us at ARIA, we can’t wait to dance again!”
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‘Knock Knock’ is out now via Club Sweat.
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