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Birth name Blake James Turnell
Born 1993 (age 29–30)
Origin Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Australian hip hop
  • grime
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active 2012–present
  • 420 Family
  • Universal Australia

Blake James Turnell (born 1993), known professionally as Chillinit (/ˈɪlɪnɪt/ chil-IN-it; stylised as ChillinIT), is an Australian rapper and musician from Sydney, New South Wales. He released his debut studio album Women Weed & Wordplay in October 2018.


In August 2019, Turnell released the standalone single "Freedom", which became his first charting single in Australia, which peaked at number 87 on the ARIA Singles Chart.

His second studio album The Octagon was released on 31 January 2020, and peaked at number 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart the week following its release. The album's lead single, "Laying Low", peaked at number 72 on the ARIA Singles Chart in February 2020.

In October 2021, Chillinit released "Susan’s Son", the lead single from his fourth album Family Ties, released in November 2021.


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with release date, label, and selected chart positions shown
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
Women Weed & Wordplay 18
The Octagon
  • Released: 31 January 2020
  • Label: 420 Family
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download, streaming
Full Circle
  • Released: 9 October 2020
  • Label: 420 Family
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming
Family Ties
  • Released: November 2021
  • Label: 420 Family
  • Format: CD, digital download, streaming

Extended plays

List of EPs, with release date and label shown
Title Details
4 Days
(with Huskii)
  • Released: 20 December 2019
  • Label: 420 Family
  • Format: Digital download, streaming


As lead artist

List of singles, with year released, selected chart positions and album name shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Certification Album
(with Wombat)
  • ARIA: Gold
Women Weed & Wordplay
"Wish You Well, Pt. 2 (It's a Vibe)"
"One Breath One Take" 2019
"UK Presents"
(with Eyez; featuring Alex Jones, Shadow, Manga Saint Hilare, Sox, Kamikaze & NERVE)
Non-album singles
"Freedom" 87
"Fire in the Booth, Pt. 1"
(with Charlie Sloth)
"Ready for the Pain" The Octagon
"Laying Low"
(original or Mashd N Kutcher VIP remix)
2020 72
"Source" Non-album single
"Trampoline (Booty Bounce)" The Octagon (Deluxe edition)
(Triple J Like a Version)
(featuring Lil Dijon)
Non-album single
"On Hold" Full Circle
"Stand For"
(featuring Lisi)
  • ARIA: Gold
"Henny & Reefer" 2021 69 35
  • ARIA: Gold
Non-album single
(with Bliss N Eso)
The Sun
"Susan's Son" Family Ties
"Bad Santa" 37
"Cashed Out Stoner"
(featuring Izzy Gibbs)
"Dreaming of This Day" 24

As featured artist

List of singles, with year released and album name shown
Title Year Album
"Wild Fire"
(Triple One featuring Mitchos Da Menace and Chillinit)
2018 Non-album single
"That's What I Bring"
(Eyez and Wombat featuring Chillinit)
2019 Grime Down Under
"4 Days in the Trap"
(Huskii featuring Alex Jones and Chillinit
Non-album single

Awards and nominations

AIR Awards

The Australian Independent Record Awards (known colloquially as the AIR Awards) is an annual awards night to recognise, promote and celebrate the success of Australia's Independent Music sector.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2021 The Octagon Best Independent Hip Hop Album or EP Won
2022 Family Ties Best Independent Hip Hop Album or EP Nominated

APRA Awards

The APRA Awards are held in Australia and New Zealand by the Australasian Performing Right Association to recognise songwriting skills, sales and airplay performance by its members annually.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2022 "Stand for" (feat Lisi) (Benjamin Sutton/Blake Turnell/Rilind Kocinaj/Tahlis Poasa) Most Performed Hip Hop/Rap Work Pending

ARIA Music Awards

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. They commenced in 1987.

Year Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2022 Family Ties Best Hip Hop / Rap Release Pending

Concert tours


  • The Ashes: Women, Weed & Wordplay Tour
    (with Wombat) (2019)
  • The Octagon Tour
    (originally scheduled to begin in April 2020; delayed to September due to the COVID–19 pandemic) (2020)

Personal life

Blake is of Lebanese and Australian descent. Turnell's uncle, Sean Turnell, is an Australian economist.

Turnell was arrested in December 2021, by NSW Police. He was not wearing a mask and gave fake ID.

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