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News November 1, 2021

Triple j reveals J Awards nominees

Senior Journalist, B2B
Triple j reveals J Awards nominees

Triple j has revealed the finalists in its J Awards to kick off its month-long celebration of Ausmusic Month.

It is the 17th year the awards have run to celebrate originality, creativity, technical excellence and mind-blowing Australian music.

There are 30 nominees across the five categories, with some artists scoring dual nominations including Genesis Owusu, The Avalanches, Amyl and The Sniffers and King Stingray.

The winners will be announced on Thursday, November 18. The full list of nominees can be found below.

In addition to the J Awards, triple j will be hosting the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) as a radio event on November 14. It will also celebrate Ausmusic T-Shirt Day on November 19 and have Aussie music specials on triple j and Double J.


triple j Australian Album of the Year
The nominees for albums that blew our minds and ears, chosen for their creativity, musicianship and contribution to Australian music.

Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort To Me
The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
Baker Boy – Gela
Genesis Owusu – Smiling With No Teeth
Gretta Ray – Begin To Look Around
Holy Holy – Hello My Beautiful World
Middle Kids – Today We’re The Greatest
Ruby Fields – Been Doin’ It For A Bit
RÜFÜS DU SOL – Surrender
Tones And I – Welcome To The Madhouse

Unearthed Artist of the Year
Five hotshots that have risen through the ranks of Unearthed and are set for massive things in 2021.
Hope D
King Stingray
Teenage Joans

Double J Australian Artist of the Year
The artists who impressed Double J with their musical excellence and contribution to Australian music.
Amyl and The Sniffers
The Avalanches
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
Hiatus Kaiyote

triple j and RAGE Australian Music Video of the Year
This award celebrates creativity, originality and technical excellence in music videos.
Genesis Owusu – ‘The Other Black Dog’ Dir. Riley Blakeway
Jerome Farah – ‘Concrete Jungle Fever’ Dir. Sanjay De Silva
King Stingray – ‘Milkumana’ Dir. King Stingray & Sam Brumby
Triple One – ‘BLOOD RAVE’ Dir. Serwah Attafuah
Ziggy Ramo – ‘Little Things [Ft. Paul Kelly]’ Dir. Ziggy Ramo

Done Good Award
The triple j Done Good J Award recognises an individual, group or business in the Australian music scene who has gone above-and-beyond and done something real good this year.
Concrete Surfers: booking gigs at local footy games to prove a point
Digi Youth Arts: launching the inaugural BLAKSOUND music conference
Jack River: sparking the Our Soundtrack Our Stories movement
Jaguar Jonze: advocating for systemic change and the support of abuse victims in the Australian music industry
Support Act: mental health services and COVID relief for the Australian music industry


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