New Zealand number one albums by New Zealand artists

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This is a list of number-one albums by New Zealand artists in New Zealand from the Official New Zealand Music Chart albums chart.

List[edit]

Key
  ‡  – Number-one single of the year.
  †  – Number-one single of the year, of New Zealand origin.
Reached
number one
Title Artist Weeks at
number one
5 March 1976 Bill & Boyd Bill & Boyd 1
19 November 1976 The World's Great Classics New Zealand Symphony Orchestra 1
2 March 1980 True Colours Split Enz 2
8 June 1980 Space Race Mi-Sex 4
19 April 1981 Waiata Split Enz 3
25 April 1982 Cool Bananas DD Smash 1
2 May 1982 Time and Tide Split Enz 6
23 January 1983 Enz of an Era Split Enz 2
21 August 1983 Escapade Tim Finn 1
10 September 1989 Piano by Candlelight II Carl Doy 4
24 June 1990 Submarine Bells The Chills 2
2 September 1990 Together Again Gray Bartlett, Jodi Vaughan, Brendan Dugan 1
30 September 1990 Moonlight Sax Brian Smith 3
22 March 1992 Something Beginning with C The Exponents 2
26 April 1992 Woodface Crowded House 4
21 November 1993 Together Alone Crowded House 1
17 July 1994 Traction Supergroove 4
14 January 1996 Once Bitten, Twice Bitten: The Singles 1981-1995 The Exponents 1
14 July 1996 Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House Crowded House 8
10 August 1997 Drive Bic Runga 3
28 June 1998 Try Whistling This Neil Finn 3
23 August 1998 The Islander Dave Dobbyn 1
6 September 1998 Supersystem The Feelers 1
13 September 1998 Espresso Guitar Martin Winch 3
27 June 1999 Dream TrueBliss 1
26 September 1999 Mix Stellar 1
10 October 1999 The General Electric Shihad 1
27 August 2000 Silencer Zed 2
1 April 2001 One Nil Neil Finn 1
20 May 2001 Hayley Westenra Hayley Westenra 4
26 August 2001 Inside the Dub Plates Salmonella Dub 1
16 September 2001 Navigator Che Fu 3
14 October 2001 Thinking Room Anika Moa 2
28 October 2001 Communicate The Feelers 1
4 November 2001 Magic Line Stellar 1
27 January 2002 Listen: The Very Best Of The Herbs 1
14 July 2002 Beautiful Collision Bic Runga 8
1 September 2002 Pacifier Pacifier 1
3 November 2002 The Datsuns The Datsuns 1
10 November 2002 Blindspott Blindspott 1
8 December 2002 Polysaturated Nesian Mystik 1
20 July 2003 Love & Disrespect Elemeno P 1
3 August 2003 Pure Hayley Westenra 20
31 August 2003 One Drop East Salmonella Dub 1
2 November 2003 The Crusader Scribe 1
16 November 2003 What to Do with Daylight Brooke Fraser 3
17 May 2004 Always and for Real Adeaze 1
21 June 2004 One Road Ben Lummis 2
2 August 2004 Riverhead Goldenhorse 3
30 August 2004 Everyone Is Here Finn Brothers 3
20 September 2004 Into the West Yulia 4
9 May 2005 Based on a True Story[note 1] Fat Freddy's Drop 10
15 August 2005 Odyssey Hayley Westenra 2
5 December 2005 Birds Bic Runga 1
10 April 2006 Montage Yulia 1
5 June 2006 End The Silence Blindspott 1
24 July 2006 Into the Dojo The Black Seeds 5
20 November 2006 One World The Feelers 1
11 December 2006 Albertine Brooke Fraser 1
26 March 2007 Treasure Hayley Westenra 5
4 June 2007 Long Player Hollie Smith 2
22 October 2007 Kora Kora 1
29 October 2007 Outrageous Fortune: Westside Rules Various artists 1
6 January 2008 Second Hand Planet Opshop 3
28 April 2008 Beautiful Machine Shihad 1
5 May 2008 Flight of the Conchords Flight of the Conchords 1
17 November 2008 The Best: 1998-2008 The Feelers 2
15 December 2008 The Comic Genius of Billy T. James Billy T. James 6
1 June 2009 Dr Boondigga and the Big BW Fat Freddy's Drop 5
24 August 2009 A Story Fly My Pretties 1
19 October 2009 Ladyhawke: Collector's Edition Ladyhawke 1
26 October 2009 Holy Smoke[note 2] Gin Wigmore 5
16 November 2009 The System Is a Vampire Shapeshifter 2
22 March 2010 Humour and the Misfortune of Others Hollie Smith 1
5 April 2010 The Experiment Dane Rumble 1
9 August 2010 Until the End of Time Opshop 1
30 August 2010 From the Inside Out Stan Walker 1
13 September 2010 Passive Me, Aggressive You The Naked and Famous 1
27 September 2010 Ignite Shihad 1
18 October 2010 Flags Brooke Fraser 1
21 February 2011 Island Vibration House of Shem 1
14 March 2011 In the World of Light Tiki 1
4 April 2011 Maori Songbook Dennis Marsh 1
9 May 2011 Paradiso Hayley Westenra 1
17 October 2011 Six60[note 3] Six60 2
14 November 2011 Gravel & Wine Gin Wigmore 2
16 April 2012 Dust and Dirt The Black Seeds 1
7 May 2012 Home Brew Home Brew 1
6 August 2012 White Rabbit: The Very Best of Peter Posa Peter Posa 6
18 February 2013 Mt. Zion Various Artists 1
10 June 2013 Delta Shapeshifter 1
1 July 2013 Blackbird Fat Freddy's Drop 4
5 August 2013 Country Songbook Dennis Marsh 1
19 August 2013 Jackie Thomas Jackie Thomas 2
23 September 2013 Blacklistt Blacklistt 2
7 October 2013 Pure Heroine Lorde 4
25 November 2013 SOL3 MIO SOL3 MIO 9
21 July 2014 We Rise Devilskin 3
18 August 2014 FVEY Shihad 1
1 September 2014 Evergreen Broods 1





Notes
  1. ^ Based on a True Story was the highest ranked album by a New Zealand artist in both 2005 and the top ranked overall album in 2006.
  2. ^ Holy Smoke was the top ranked album by a New Zealand artist in both 2009 and 2010.
  3. ^ Six60 was the top ranked album by a New Zealand artist in both 2011 and 2012.

New Zealand albums with the most weeks at #1[edit]

20 weeks
10 weeks
9 weeks
8 weeks
6 weeks
5 weeks

New Zealand artists with the most number-one albums[edit]

  • Hayley Westenra (5)
  • Split Enz (4)
  • The Feelers (4)
  • Bic Runga (3)
  • Brooke Fraser (3)
  • Crowded House (3)
  • Fat Freddy's Drop (3)
  • Shihad (3)

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