News September 25, 2018

Keith Urban to host the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards

Keith Urban to host the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards

Keith Urban will return to the ARIAs stage for the first time in ten years, announced today as this year’s host.

A multi-ARIA and Grammy Award winner, Urban’s recently released GRAFFITI U debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album chart. The singer-songwriter boasts a total of 14 ARIA Platinum-selling singles and albums, earning him a total of five ARIA Awards from a career spanning nine LPs.

Hosting the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards for the first time, Urban said, “I’m really looking forward to coming home and celebrating an incredible year of Australian music.

“There’s been so many impressive releases this year, it’s gonna be a tough competition but we get to recognise and honour the best of the best at Aussie music’s night of nights.”

ARIA’s CEO Dan Rosen said: “ARIA is honoured and excited to welcome back superstar Keith Urban to join us in Sydney to celebrate the 2018 ARIAs.

“To have one of Australia’s biggest stars host this year’s ceremony is just phenomenal. Australian music fans are in for a real treat.”

Swarovski will again return as the ARIA Official Red Carpet Partner.

Victoria Brown, Swarovski Australia’s marketing director said: “Following the success of our 2017 inaugural partnership, we are delighted to sponsor the 2018 ARIAs Red Carpet for the second year running… It is fitting that on a local level we celebrate and support the most brilliant Australian talents at the ARIA awards and look forward to another spectacular night.”

Supported by Destination NSW, the Australian music industry’s biggest awards night will return to Sydney on Wednesday, 28th November 2018.

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall added, “Keith Urban is one of Australia’s greatest musical success stories and we are delighted he will host the 32nd annual ARIA Awards in Sydney, further cementing our Harbour City’s reputation as the nation’s music capital.”

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