Gurrumul is the debut album for Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. It is performed in a mixture of both Yolngu and English. It reached number three on the ARIA charts, won ARIA awards for Best World Music Album and Best Independent Release and won a Deadly for Album of the Year. The track "Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)" also won a Deadly for Single of the Year.

The album reached 3x Platinum sales in excess of 210,000. In October 2010, it was listed in the top 30 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums. On November 23rd 2012 the album was certified Silver in the United Kingdom for sales of 60,000 copies.

Track listing

All tracks written by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu.

  1. "Wiyathul"
  2. "Djarimirri"
  3. "Bapa"
  4. "Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind)"
  5. "Marrandil"
  6. "Marwurrumburr"
  7. "Galiku"
  8. "Baywara"
  9. "Gathu Mawula"
  10. "Galupa"
  11. "Wirrpangu"
  12. "Wukun"

Chart performance

Chart (2008–09)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)90
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)54
French Albums (SNEP)60
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)9
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)10
UK Albums (OCC)48

Year-end charts

Chart (2009)Position
Swiss Albums Chart92
Chart (2008)Position
ARIA Australian Albums Chart21
Chart (2008)Position
ARIA Australian Artists Album Chart5