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2021 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED


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Last night, the stars aligned in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley for the 2021 Queensland Music Awards! Hosted by Aimon Clark and Patience Hodgson, the night served as celebration of the artistic and commercial success of the state’s best emerging and established artists and their teams over the last 12 months.


Taking home three awards in the Indigenous, Soul / Funk / RnB, and Remote categories for Twisting Words. Miiesha led the night with the most wins. More historic moments came when Jesswar’s Venom took home the Hip Hop / Rap crown, marking her as the first female artist to win this category since its introduction 4 years ago. Winning the Folk / Singer-Songwriter award for the second year in a row was Brisbane music and visual artist Jaguar Jonze with her conceptual release, MURDER.



Taking out the top honours were Ball Park Music who won Album Of The Year with their critically-acclaimed self-titled album, and Sycco who won both Song Of The Year and the Pop category award for her single, Dribble. Both artists celebrated their wins with show-stopping and memorable performances/


Gold Coast soul-folk-pop newcomer Beckah Amani took home the Emerging Artist Award and also the coveted 2021 Billy Thorpe Scholarship. Selected by a panel of judges and Lynn Thorpe herself, the Scholarship has supported emerging musicians for the past 13 years, and grants the winner$10,000 to record their next release along with career planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.




2021 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ball Park Music - Ball Park Music


SONG OF THE YEAR

Sycco - Dribble


BILLY THORPE SCHOLARSHIP

Beckah Amani


HIGHEST SELLING SINGLE

Amy Shark - Everybody Rise


HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM

Keith Urban - The Speed Of Now Part 1


EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Beckah Amani


EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT

Sheppard

INNOVATION AWARD

Troubadour Wagons



GRANT MCLENNAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Lynette Irwin


BLUES | ROOTS

Karl S Williams - God Is A Bomb


CHILDRENS

Nyssa Ray - Love Everybody


CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL

Ray Lin - Moonlight Illusion


COUNTRY

Melody Moko - Like Hank Would


ELECTRONIC | DANCE

Young Franco - Juice feat. Pell


HEAVY

These Four Walls - White Lies


HIP HOP | RAP

Jesswar - Venom


INDIGENOUS

Miiesha - Twisting Words


JAZZ

Danny Widdicombe with Kristin Berardi & Trichotomy - Falling



POP

Sycco - Dribble


ROCK

Hope D - Second


SCHOOLS (GRADE 6 - 12)

Amber Farnan - Over & Out


FOLK | SINGER SONGWRITER

Jaguar Jonze - MURDER


SOUL | FUNK | R’N’B

Miiesha - Twisting Words


WORLD

MZAZA - The Ether


REGIONAL

CLOE TERARE - Intentions feat. JDG


REMOTE

Miiesha - Twisting Words


VIDEO

Dylan Dulcos | Rico Zhang - Lastlings, Out Of Touch



PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - METRO VENUE OF THE YEAR

The Tivoli


PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - REGIONAL VENUE OF THE YEAR

The Nightquarter


PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

Woodford Folk Festival



QMUSIC AND QMAs SELECT: ‘ONES TO WATCH AND LISTEN’

  • Beckah Amani

  • Billie Rose

  • CLOE TERARE

  • Colie

  • MiCCY

  • Jelly Oshen

  • Order Sixty6

  • Peach Fur

  • Selve

  • Tbi$h