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Smashproof smash 23-year-old singles chart record

Tuesday 28 Apr 2009 2:07 p.m.

Local hip-hop group Smashproof have broken a 23-year-old record by holding the longest consecutive run at No. 1 by a Kiwi act on the NZ Singles Chart.

The hit single ‘Brother’, which features the Gin Wigmore made Smashproof a household name and has now made New Zealand Chart history.

According to RIANZ NZ Top 40 Singles Chart released today, 'Brother' has held the No. 1 spot for ten weeks running.

In a statement, Smashproof say: “We’re totally overwhelmed! We never expected ‘Brother’ to get this big – we were stoked to get to number one, but breaking a record? That’s massive!"

"We really just want to thank everyone who has supported the track and especially all the fans who have bought it”

Smashproof, comprising Deach, Tyree and Young Sid, first burst onto the scene in 2005 and describe themselves as “three young Polynesians from South Auckland with big dreams”.

The record for the longest run at No. 1 on the NZ Singles chart by a local act was previously set by the America’s Cup-themed single ‘Sailing Away’ by All Of Us, which spent nine consecutive weeks at the top in 1986.

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