All the winners from the 2022 Rolling Stone Australia Awards
Genesis Owusu, The Kid LAROI and King Stingray were among the big winners at the 2022 Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards in Sydney on Wednesday night.
The event was hosted by Matt & Alex, with stunning performances by Amy Shark and Ruby Fields.
However, the evening’s biggest headline was undoubtedly the winners of each category, which included Best Record, Best Single, Best New Artist, the Rolling Stone Global Award and the Rolling Stone Reader’s Award. It was a night to remember, once again reuniting the music biz.
Genesis Owusu took home the award for Best Record, with Smiling with No Teeth beating out the likes of acclaimed albums by Baker Boy, Skegss, Crowded House and The Avalanches to receive the honour. Notably, this is just the latest award for Genesis’ debut album, having previously won Album of the Year at the ARIA Awards, Australian Album of the Year at the J Awards and just this month, the Australian Music Prize.
Meanwhile, Amy Shark was on hand to take home Best Single for “Baby Steps” ahead of Keith Urban, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tones And I and Slowly Slowly, while King Stingray took out the well-deserved Best New Artist Award, beating out Masked Wolf, Cat & Calmell, Teenage Dads and Genesis Owusu for the honour.
The Reader’s Choice Award saw Gordi emerge victorious against RÜFÜS DU SOL, Vika & Linda and Jimmy Barnes, while the Rolling Stone Global Award was taken out by none other than world-beating Aussie export The Kid LAROI, who beat out PNAU, Kylie Minogue, Hiatus Kaiyote and more for the coveted award voted exclusively by Rolling Stone Australia’s readers.
The Kid LAROI’s big win should also serve as no surprise, given his global chart success in recent years and his recent wins for Best Artist and Best Pop Release at the 2021 ARIA Awards for his Justin Bieber collaboration, “Stay”.
During her opening address at the awards on Wednesday night, The Brag Media’s Editor in Chief, Poppy Reid, said Australia punches well above its weight when it comes to our music exports and all of the nominees and winners are proof of that.
“We couldn’t be more excited and proud to have been able to host live music in Sydney and acknowledge the powerful impact musicians have had on culture,” Reid said.
“It should also be said that Rolling Stone editors from all over the world took part in our judging process so even those who didn’t take home an award tonight are now on the radar of some of the leading voices in music journalism.”
The latest issue of Rolling Stone Australia, with Daniel Johns on the cover, is out Monday.
The Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards 2022 Winners
Winner: Genesis Owusu – Smiling with No Teeth
Amy Shark – Cry Forever
Baker Boy – Gela
Crowded House – Dreamers Are Waiting
Ruby Fields – Been Doin’ It for A Bit
Skegss – Rehearsal
Tash Sultana – Terra Firma
The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
Winner: Amy Shark – “Baby Steps”
Gang of Youths – “the angel of 8th ave.”
Jack River – “We Are the Youth”
Keith Urban – “Wild Hearts”
RÜFÜS DU SOL – “Alive”
Slowly Slowly – “Blueprint”
The Kid LAROI – “Stay”
Tones and I – “Fly Away”
Best New Artist
Winner: King Stingray
Cat & Calmell
Rolling Stone Global Award
Winner: The Kid LAROI
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Tones and I
Rolling Stone Reader’s Choice Award
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Vika & Linda