The Kid LAROI leads the 2021 National Indigenous Music Awards winners list
The Kid LAROI, Baker Boy, Miiesha and more have all walked away winners from the 2021 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs).
The awards took place via a reimagined radio broadcast format, in partnership with triple j’s dedicated First Nations’ program Blak Out, and gave awards to some of the highest achieving Indigenous Australian artists of the past year.
The Kid LAROI nabbed the coveted ‘Artist Of The Year’ award, after breaking chart records around the world with his debut project F*ck Love and megahit collaboration ‘Stay’ with Justin Bieber.
JK-47 took home ‘Album Of The Year’ for 2020’s Made For This, Miiesha won ‘Song Of The Year’ for ‘Damaged’ and Budjerah, who recently dropped his first US release thanks to Warner Records, walked away with ‘New Talent Of The Year’.
NIMAs favourite Baker Boy, who will perform as part of Nova’s ARIA-themed Red Room next week, took home ‘Film Clip Of The Year’ for he and Yirrmal’s ‘Ride’. Meanwhile, Guwanbul Gurruwiwi and Netenela Mizrahi’s ‘The Djari Project’ won the ‘Indigenous Language Award Of The Year’.
Finally, ‘Mayali’, from Kakadu Collective & Victor Rostron, took home the ‘Community Clip Of The Year’ award, and Kev Carmody was inducted into the NIMAs Hall Of Fame, helped with a performance of ‘From Little Things, Big Things Grow’ courtesy of Electric Fields.
2021 marked the second year in a row that the NIMAs were held virtually, though 2022 will see the event return to its home of the Darwin Amphitheatre.