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Bic Runga - Top 40 Albums

New Zealand Artist: Bic Runga

Born in 1976, Briolette Kah Bic Runga is the third daughter of Maori soldier Joseph Runga and Chinese cabaret singer, Sophia, who met and fell in love in Malaysia during the Vietnam war.

Growing up in the 'underwhelming' Christchurch suburb of Hornby, the Runga family listened to The Carpenters, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, The Mamas & The Papas and The Beatles sung in Chinese. At age 4 Bic heard her mother play Diamonds Are Forever and found the experience frightening. "I remember I didn't really know why music would make you feel like that."
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Bic Runga first debuted in the Radioscope NZ Music Airplay Top 10 on 19 May 2002 with the song Get Some Sleep. There are 12 entries by Bic Runga in the charts with four reaching Number One.

Chart placings by Bic Runga:

Title Type Debut Weeks Best
Anthology Top 40 Albums 03 Dec 2012 4 24
Beautiful Collision Top 40 Albums 14 Jul 2002 101 1
Belle Top 40 Albums 21 Nov 2011 11 5
Birds Top 40 Albums 05 Dec 2005 23 1
Birds: Special Edition Top 40 Albums 17 Jul 2006 6 23
Close Your Eyes Top 40 Albums 28 Nov 2016 3 15
Get Some Sleep Top 40 Singles 02 Jun 2002 24 3
Listening For The Weather Top 40 Singles 30 Mar 2003 20 14
Live In Concert Top 40 Albums 30 Nov 2003 6 7
Something Good Top 40 Singles 27 Oct 2002 17 4
Try To Remember Everything Top 40 Albums 08 Dec 2008 4 28
Winning Arrow Top 40 Singles 07 Nov 2005 14 23

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