Cheese and crackers! Bluey: The Album has made history today reaching number 1 on the ARIA Album Chart, becoming the first children’s album to take out the top spot. The weekly ARIA Charts are released each Saturday at 5pm (AEDT) and are the official record of the hottest singles and albums in Australia.
The album, which was released in Australia and the U.S. on 22 January 2021, is currently number 1 on the Australian iTunes album chart and reached number 5 on the U.S. iTunes album chart within days it’s of release.
Bluey: The Album is marketed by Crimson, a division of the Demon Music Group Ltd, a catalogue marketing company owned by BBC Studios. Bluey’s composer, Joff Bush, composed the album with his music team and the cover artwork is designed by Joe Brumm, the creator of Bluey at Ludo Studio. The perfect soundtrack fun and play at home or an outdoor adventure, the album features 17 tracks, all original compositions from Series 1 of the animated series.
The team at Ludo Studio said, “We’re over the moon with all the support we’ve received from Bluey fans. Thank you to everyone that has helped make this number 1 and to our amazing composer Joff Bush.”The Team at Ludo Studio
Bluey composer, Joff Bush said, “I’m a bit blown away. This is really thanks to the Bluey fans, Ludo and the awesome Bluey music team who I get to make magic with every day here in Brisbane.”Bluey Composer, Joff Bush
Harriet Newby-Hill, Brand Director, BBC Studios said, “Music is such an important part of Bluey, capturing the joy and spirit of the series. We are thrilled to see fans are enjoying this beautiful collection of songs.”Harriet Newby-Hill, Brand Director at BBC Studios
The album is available to stream or download from digital platforms, including Amazon, Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, and YouTube Music. In a special treat for Australian fans, they can also get their paws on the CD from participating retailers, including Amazon Australia, Big W, JB Hi-Fi and Sanity.
Demon Music Group Ltd have global rights to release music from the animated series. The album will be available in regions outside of Australia and the U.S. later this year.
Bluey is a multi-award winning Australian children’s series that has taken Australia by storm and is charming audiences across the globe. Loved by parents and children for its heartfelt and funny portrayal of young family life and celebration of play, the series follows Bluey, a six year-old Blue Heeler dog, who loves to play and turns everyday family life into extraordinary adventures that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious ways, bringing her family, friends and community into her world of fun.
In Australia Bluey is the most watched series ever on ABC iview, with over 480 million plays across series 1 and 2*. In June 2019, BBC Studios struck a global broadcast deal with Disney to premiere Bluey on Disney Junior and Disney+ in all territories outside Australia, New Zealand and Greater China. In the U.S. across Disney Junior and Disney Channel in Q1 2020, Bluey reached 15.6 million individuals over the age of two, reaching 21% of all kids 2-5. ** Bluey has also ranked number 1 on DisneyNOW for 17 weeks. *** The second season of Bluey reached 11 million individuals over the age of two across Disney Channel and Disney Junior. **** The series has enjoyed critical success, winning an International Emmy Award in the ‘Pre-school’ category in March 2020 and recently winning its second AACTA Award for ‘Best Children’s Program’.
Created by Joe Brumm and made entirely in Brisbane, Australia, Bluey is produced by the multi- Emmy® award-winning Ludo Studio for ABC Kids (Australia) and is co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios, with production support from the Australian Government through Screen Australia, and Queensland Government through Screen Queensland.
* Source: OzTAM (VPM & Begin Event Data)
** Source: NMR Live+7 data based on Q120 (Jan-Mar); 6+ minute qualifier for reach. Ranks exclude movies, late night, specials, sports, and shorts. 13+ telecast limit
*** Source: Omniture, 7/1 – 9/20/2020
**** Source: NMR, L+7, 6/29 – 9/27/2020