News October 11, 2018

Revealed: Amy Shark blitzes ARIA Awards with nine nominations, Courtney Barnett, Gurrumul & PNAU follow right behind

Revealed: Amy Shark blitzes ARIA Awards with nine nominations, Courtney Barnett, Gurrumul & PNAU follow right behind

The four most nominated artists for the 2018 ARIA Awards – announced this morning in Sydney at The Art Gallery of New South Wales —were all independent artists.

Leading the tally with nine is Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark (Wonderlick Entertainment).

Already with two ARIAs under her belt, Shark’s single I Said Hi went double Platinum, while her debut album Love Monster debuted at #1 on the ARIA charts.

Courtney Barnett (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records) scores eight noms for her second studio album Tell Me How You Really Feel, which peaked at #2 in Australia and opened up global live and TV opportunities.

Gurrumul’s posthumous #1 album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (Skinnyfish Music/MGM) received seven.

Also up for seven is PNAU for their fifth studio album Changa (etcetc) which features 4x Platinum single Chameleon and Go Bang.

The nominations announcement for the Wednesday, November 28 event coincided with the unveiling today of the winners in the fine arts, artisan and best comedy categories.

Shark, Barnett and Gurrumul also had wins at these (see full list below).

Of other multi-nominations, with six is Tash Sultana, while Dean Lewis and Peking Duk have five each.

With four nominations is 5 Seconds Of Summer and Troye Sivan.

Covering the Number 3 mark are Angus & Julia Stone, Ball Park Music, DMA’s, Jack River, Mojo Juju and Vance Joy.

With two each are Alison Wonderland, Client Liaison, Dan Sultan, Gang Of Youths, Odette, RÜFÜS DU SOL and The Presets.

ARIA chairman Denis Handlin AO said the strength of the nominations paved the way for the local industry to offer Australian music fans a truly unique and memorable experience for the 32nd annual ARIA Awards celebrations, together with Apple Music and other partners.

“We look forward to a wonderful night of awards, music and magic moment performances at The Star Sydney.”


See the full list of nominations below:

Apple Music Album Of The Year

Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)

Pnau – Changa (etcetc Music)

Troye Sivan – Bloom (EMI)


Best Male Artist

Dan Sultan – Killer Under A Blood Moon (Liberation Records)

Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)

Troye Sivan – Bloom (EMI)

Vance Joy – Nation Of Two (Liberation Records)


Best Female Artist

Alison Wonderland – Awake (EMI)

Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Sia – Flames (What A Music Ltd, Under Exclusive Licence to Warner Music Group)

Tash Sultana – Flow State  (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)


Best Dance Release

Alison Wonderland – Awake (EMI)

Fisher – Losing It (etcetc Music)

Peking Duk – Fire (Sony Music)

Pnau – Go Bang  (etcetc Music)

RÜFÜS DU SOL – No Place  (Sony Music)


Best Group

5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK/EMI)

DMA’S – For Now (I OH YOU)

Peking Duk – Fire  (Sony Music)

Pnau – Go Bang  (etcetc Music)

RÜFÜS DU SOL – No Place  (Sony Music)


Breakthrough Artist

Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother (Nicky Boy Records/Caroline Australia)

Jack River – Sugar Mountain (I OH YOU)

Mojo Juju – Native Tongue (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

Odette – To A Stranger (EMI)

Ruel – Dazed & Confused (RCA Records/Sony Music)


Best Pop Release

5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK/EMI)

Amy Shark – Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company)

Dean Lewis – Be Alright  (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Jack River – Sugar Mountain (I OH YOU)

Troye Sivan – Bloom (EMI)


Best Urban Release

360 – Vintage Modern (Forthwrite/EMI)

Esoterik – My Astral Plane (Flight Deck/Mushroom Group)

Hilltop Hoods – Clark Griswold (feat. Adrian Eagle) (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music Australia)

Kerser – Engraved In The Game (ABK Records. Marketed & distributed by ADA, a division of Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)

Mojo Juju – Native Tongue (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)


Best Independent Release

Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (Angus & Julia Stone Pty Ltd/EMI)

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

DMA’S – For Now (I OH YOU)

Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (SFM/MGM)

Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)


Best Rock Album

Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends (Poison City Records)

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

DMA’S – For Now (I OH YOU)

Luca Brasi – Stay (Cooking Vinyl Australia)

Middle Kids – Lost Friends (EMI)


Best Adult Contemporary Album

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Dan Sultan – Killer Under A Blood Moon (Liberation Records)

Missy Higgins – Solastalgia (Eleven: A Music Company/EMI Music)

Odette – To A Stranger (EMI)

Vance Joy – Nation Of Two  (Liberation Records)


Best Country Album

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont – Adam & Brooke (Lost Highway Australia /Universal Music Australia)

Fanny Lumsden – Real Class Act (Red Dirt Road/AWAL)

Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples – Campfire (Essence Group Entertainment. Marketed and distributed by Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)

The Wolfe Brothers – Country Heart (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

Travis Collins – Brave & The Broken (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)


Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

DZ Deathrays – Bloody Lovely (I OH YOU)

King Parrot – Ugly Produce (EVP Recordings/Rocket)

Parkway Drive – Reverence (Resist Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)

Polaris – The Mortal Coil (Resist Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)

West Thebarton – Different Beings Being Different (Domestic La La/Sony Music Entertainment)


Best Blues & Roots Album

Angus & Julia Stone – Snow (Angus & Julia Stone Pty Ltd/EMI)

Emily Wurramara – Milyakburra (Wantok Musik/MGM)

Mama Kin Spender – Golden Magnetic (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

Ruby Boots – Don’t Talk About It (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Tash Sultana – Flow State  (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)


Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album

Evelyn Ida Morris – Acute Misfortune (Original Soundtrack) (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

Jessica Mauboy – The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs for the Original 7 Series) (Sony Music)

Jimmy Barnes – Working Class Boy: The Soundtracks (BLOODLINES)

LIARS – 1/1 (Original Soundtrack) (Mute/Inertia)

Various Artists – Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical (The Original Cast Recording) (Global Creatures/Sony Music)


Best Children’s Album

Justine Clarke – The Justine Clarke Show! (ABC KIDS/Universal Music Australia)

Lah-Lah – 10th Birthday Party (Stella Projects/Sony Music)

Sam Moran – Santa’s Coming! (Sony Music)

Teeny Tiny Stevies – Helpful Songs For Little People (ABC KIDS/Universal Music Australia)

The Wiggles – Wiggle Pop! (ABC KIDS/Universal Music Australia)


PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

Apple Music Song Of The Year

5 Seconds Of Summer – Youngblood (Capitol UK/EMI)

Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)

Angus & Julia Stone – Chateau (Angus & Julia Stone Pty Ltd/EMI)

Conrad Sewell – Healing Hands (Sony Music)

Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Peking Duk – Fire/Reprisal (Sony Music)

Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)

Sheppard – Coming Home (Chugg Music/MGM)

Troye Sivan – My My My! (EMI)

Vance Joy – Lay It On Me (Liberation Records)


Best Video

Amy Shark – I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)

Client Liaison – Survival In The City (Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)

Courtney Barnett – Need A Little Time (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Dean Lewis – Be Alright (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Gang Of Youths – The Heart Is A Muscle (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

Mojo Juju – Native Tongue (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

Peking Duk – Fire (Sony Music)

Pnau – Go Bang (etcetc Music)

Tash Sultana – Salvation  (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)

The Presets – Do What You Want (Modular/EMI)


Best Australian Live Act

5 Seconds Of Summer – Meet You There Tour (Capitol UK/EMI)

Amy Shark – Love Monster Tour (Wonderlick Recording Company)

Client Liaison – Expo Liaison (Warner Music Australia Pty Ltd)

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel National Tour (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Dean Lewis – 2017 National Tour (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Gang Of Youths – 2017 National Tour (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine Tour 2017 (EMI)

Peking Duk – The Wasted Tour  (Sony Music)

Pnau – Pnau Changa Australian Tour  (etcetc Music)

Tash Sultana – Homecoming Tour  (Lonely Lands Records/Sony Music)


Best International Artist

Camila Cabello – Camila (Syco/Epic/Sony Music)

Drake – Scorpion & More Life (Republic/Universal Music)

Ed Sheeran – ÷ (Warner Music)

Eminem – Revival & Kamikaze (Interscope/Universal Music)

Imagine Dragons – Evolve (Interscope/Universal Music)

Khalid – American Teen (RCA/Sony Music)

P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (RCA/Sony Music)

Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys & Stoney (Universal Music)

Sam Smith – The Thrill Of It All (Capitol/EMI)

Taylor Swift – Reputation (Big Machine/Universal Music)


Music Teacher of the Year

Becky Hall (Education Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne VIC 3052)

Scott Maxwell (Grant High School, Mount Gambier SA 5209)

Dean Harawira (Nerang State High School, Gold Coast QLD 4211)

Deborah Skelton (Caladenia Primary School, Canning Vale WA 6155)


WINNERS OF THE ARTISAN AWARDS

Best Cover Art: Cait Baker for Gurrumul’s Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (Skinnyfish Music/ MGM)

Engineer Of The Year:  Burke Reid for Courtney Barnett’s Tell Me How You Really Feel ((Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Producer Of The Year: Dann Hume & M Phazes for Amy Shark’s I Said Hi (Wonderlick Recording Company)


WINNERS OF THE FINE ARTS AWARDS

Best Classical Album: Slava Grigoryan – Bach Cello Suites Volume II (ABC Classics/Universal Music Australia)

Best Jazz Album: Jonathan Zwartz – Animarum (Jonathan Zwartz/Planet/MGM

Best World Music Album: Gurrumul’s Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) (Skinnyfish Music/ MGM)

Best Comedy Release: Bridie and Wyatt, Tonightly with Tom Ballard  – Sex Pest (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)

Dan Rosen, ARIA chief executive, said: “2018 has been another remarkable year for Australian artists both at home and across the globe.

“The artists honoured today as winners in the fine arts, artisan and best comedy categories show that the high quality of artistic achievement in the Australian music scene is spread across a wide range of genres.

“The artisan award winners exemplify that hard work, innovation and creativity is not limited to those who play the music but also those who contribute to the recordings behind the scenes.

“It is also with great excitement and anticipation that we look forward to November 28 when we reveal the winners of the remaining categories and bring more ARIA magic moments to the stage.”

The ARIA Awards with Apple Music will be broadcast live on the Nine network.

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