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ARIA AWARDS 2022 CELEBRATE A YEAR OF INCREDIBLE AUSTRALIAN TALENT

Baker Boy took home five awards for his album, Gela!

Images: Vasili Papathanasopoulos.


Tonight we were treated to the ultimate celebration of Australian music, as the ARIA Awards took over Sydney’s iconic Hordern Pavillion. Hosted by Natalie Imbruglia, G Flip and Ruel, the ceremony celebrated the achievements of our local artists over the past year and marked the first live and in-person ARIA Awards since 2019

Yolngu rapper, dancer, artist, and actor Baker Boy lead the night, taking home five awards for his critically acclaimed debut album Gela. The musician was awarded the coveted Album of the Year presented by Neumann, as well as Best Hip Hop/Rap Release and Best Solo Artist. His album Gela also won Best Cover Art and Mix Engineer – Best Mixed Album (Pip Norman, Andrei Eremin and Dave Hammer for Baker Boy – Gela, Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia).



Both Amyl and the Sniffers and The Wiggles walked away with two awards each. The punk rockers received Best Group and Best Rock Album, and also took to the stage to perform fan-favourite Guided By The Lights. Meanwhile, The Wiggles were awarded Best Children’s Album and Best Australian Live Act presented by Heaps Normal. Northeast Arnhem Land rock outfit King Stingray were the recipients of the Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist award, whilst Vance Joy and William Bleakley took home the fan voted award for Best Video presented by YouTube with Every Side Of You and Uncle Archie Roach won Best Independent Release presented by PPCA with One Song.


Images: Vasili Papathanasopoulos.


Electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL were awarded Best Produced Album presented by Neumann for Surrender, Tones And I was the recipient of Song of the Year presented by YouTube for Cloudy Day and The Kid LAROI landed Best Pop Release with Thousand Miles. Rising singer-songwriter Budjerah took out Best Soul/R&B Release with Conversations, Casey Barnes received Best Country Album for Light It Up, with The Chats earning Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album for Get Fucked and international superstar Harry Styles’ fans voting him to the top of the Most Popular International Artist for Harry’s House.


The ceremony honoured a number of Australian legends lost over the past year, with ARIA Award-winner Budjerah, Thelma Plum and Jess Mauboy paying tribute to beloved Gunditjmara and Bundjalung elder and singer, Archie Roach, by performing One Song. Casey Donovan and Dami Im commemorated the career of former singer of The Seekers, Judith Durham by performing I’ll Never Find Another You and The Carnival Is Over. The evening ended with Natalie Imbruglia KYE, ARIA Award-winners Peking Duk and ARIA Award-winning singer and musical director of the tribute, Tones And I performing a medley of tracks from homegrown superstar Olivia Newton-John. The performance included Hopelessly Devoted To You, Xanadu and fan favourite You’re The One That I Want.


View the full list of winners below!


2022 ARIA AWARDS WINNERS LIST

Thursday 24 November

Album of the Year presented by Neumann

Amyl and The SniffersComfort To Me (Virgin Music Australia)

Baker BoyGela (Island Records/Universal Music Australia)

Gang Of YouthsAngel In Realtime. (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

King StingrayKing Stingray (Cooking Vinyl/The Orchard)

RÜFÜS DU SOLSurrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)


Best Solo Artist

Baker BoyGela (Island Records/Universal Music Australia)

Budjerah Conversations (Warner Music Australia)

Courtney BarnettThings Take Time, Take Time (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Daniel JohnsFutureNever (BMG/ADA)

FlumePalaces (Future Classic)

Julia JacklinPRE PLEASURE (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

RuelGrowing Up Is____ (RCA/Sony Music)

The Kid LAROIThousand Miles (Columbia/Sony Music)

Thelma PlumMeanjin (Warner Music Australia)

Vance JoyIn Our Own Sweet Time (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)


Best Group

Amyl and The SniffersComfort To Me (Virgin Music Australia)

Gang Of YouthsAngel in Realtime. (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

King StingrayKing Stingray (Cooking Vinyl/The Orchard)

Midnight OilResist (Sony Music)

RÜFÜS DU SOLSurrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)


Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist

Beddy RaysBeddy Rays (Independent/Ditto Music)

Bella Taylor SmithLook Me In The Eyes (EMI Music Australia)

Harvey Sutherland Boy (Clarity Recordings/Virgin Music Australia)

King StingrayKing Stingray (Cooking Vinyl/The Orchard)

Luude Down Under (ft. Colin Hay) (Sweat It Out/Warner Music)


Best Pop Release

Flume Say Nothing (feat. MAY-A) (Future Classic)

RÜFÜS DU SOLOn My Knees (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

The Kid LAROIThousand Miles (Columbia/Sony Music)

Thelma PlumMeanjin (Warner Music Australia)

Vance JoyClarity (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)


Best Dance/Electronic Release

Confidence Man Tilt (I OH YOU/Mushroom)

Flume Palaces (Future Classic)

Harvey Sutherland Boy (Clarity Recordings/Virgin Music Australia)

Luude Down Under (ft. Colin Hay) (Sweat It Out/Warner Music)

RÜFÜS DU SOLSurrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)


Best Hip Hop/Rap Release

Baker BoyGela (Island Records/Universal Music Australia)

Barkaa Blak Matriarchy (Bad Apples Music/Island Records Australia)

ChillinitFamily Ties (420 Family/Virgin Music Australia)

Day1MBAPPÉ (feat. KAHUKX) (db Music/Warner Music Australia)

The Kid LAROI & Fivio Foreign – Tokyo to Paris (Columbia/Sony Music)


Best Soul/R&B Release

Budjerah Conversations (Warner Music Australia)

Emma Donovan & The PutbacksUnder These Streets (Cooking Vinyl Australia/The Orchard)

KIANSHINE (EMI Music Australia)

Vanessa AmorosiCity Of Angels (Scream Louder/MGM)


Best Independent Release presented by PPCA

Archie RoachOne Song (Bloodlines/Mushroom Group)

Ball Park Music Weirder & Weirder (Prawn Records/Inertia Music)

Courtney BarnettThings Take Time, Take Time (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Genesis OwusuGTFO (Ourness)

Julia JacklinPRE PLEASURE (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)


Best Rock Album

Amyl and The SniffersComfort To Me (Virgin Music Australia)

Ball Park Music Weirder & Weirder (Prawn Records/Inertia Music)

Gang Of YouthsAngel in Realtime. (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

King StingrayKing Stingray (Cooking Vinyl/The Orchard)

Spacey JaneHere Comes Everybody (AWAL Recordings)


Best Adult Contemporary Album

Alex the Astronaut How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater (Warner Music Australia)

Julia JacklinPRE PLEASURE (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

Missy HigginsTotal Control (Eleven: A Music Company/Universal Music Australia)

Vance JoyIn Our Own Sweet Time (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

Vika & LindaThe Wait (Bloodlines/Mushroom Group)


Best Country Album

Adam BrandAll Or Nothing (ABC Music)

Amber LawrenceLiving for the Highlights (ABC Music)

Andy GolledgeStrength of a Queen (I OH YOU/Mushroom)

Casey BarnesLight It Up (Casey Barnes Entertainment/Chugg Music)

Georgia State LineIn Colour (Cheatin Heart Records/Virgin Music Australia)


Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Dune RatsReal Rare Whale (BMG/ADA)

NorthlaneObsidian (Believe/Rocket)

ShihadOld Gods (Warner Music NZ)

The ChatsGet Fucked (Bargain Bin Records/The Chats via Ingrooves)

Thornhill Heroine (UNFD/The Orchard)


Best Blues & Roots Album

Charlie CollinsUndone (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

The BamboosHard Up (BMG/ADA)

The Teskey Brothers with Orchestra VictoriaLive At Hamer Hall (Ivy League Records/Mushroom Group)

Thornbird Thornbird (Thornbird/MGM)

William CrightonWater and Dust (ABC Music)


Best Children's Album

Benny TimeBenny and Friends (Independent)

Teeny Tiny SteviesHow To Be Creative (ABC Music)

The BeaniesLet's Go! (ABC Music)

The WigglesReWiggled (ABC Music)

Van-Anh NguyenThe Princess And The Piano (Universal Music Australia)

PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS


Best Video presented by YouTube

Apple Crumble – Lime Cordiale, Joe Neathway (Chugg Music)

Blak Matriarchy – Barkaa, Selina Miles (Bad Apples Music/Island Records Australia)

Down Under (ft. Colin Hay) – Luude, Peter Hume (Sweat It Out / Warner)

Every Side Of You – Vance Joy, William Bleakley (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

GTFO – Genesis Owusu, Uncle Friendly (Rhett Wade-Ferrell) (Ourness)

Hertz – Amyl and The Sniffers, John Angus Stewart (Virgin Music Australia)

I Don't Wanna Leave – RÜFÜS DU SOL, Katzki (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

Lydia Wears A Cross – Julia Jacklin (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)

Say Nothing (feat. MAY-A) – Flume (Future Classic)

Wish You Well (feat. Bernard Fanning) – Baker Boy, Macario De Souza (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)


Best Australian Live Act presented by Heaps Normal

Amy Shark See U Somewhere Australia Tour 2022 (Wonderlick Recording Company)

Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort To Me Tour 2022 (Virgin Music Australia)

Baker Boy Gela Tour (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Budjerah The Conversations Australian Tour (Warner Music Australia)

Gang Of YouthsAngel in Realtime. (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)

Genesis Owusu – Genesis Owusu & The Black Dog Band (Ourness)

Midnight Oil – RESIST. THE FINAL TOUR. 2022 (Sony Music)

The Kid LAROI – End Of The World Tour (Columbia/Sony Music)

The Wiggles – The OG Wiggles Reunion/Fruit Salad TV Big Show Tour (ABC Music)

Thelma Plum – The Meanjin Tour (Warner Music Australia)


Song of the Year presented by YouTube

Clinton Kane – I Guess I'm In Love (Columbia/Sony Music)

Dean LewisHurtless (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

FlumeSay Nothing (feat. MAY-A) (Future Classic)

Joji Glimpse Of Us (88rising/Warner Records)

Jolyon Petch feat. ReiganDreams (TMRW)

Luude Down Under (ft. Colin Hay) (Sweat It Out/Warner)

RÜFÜS DU SOLOn My Knees (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

The Kid LAROIThousand Miles (Columbia/Sony Music)

Tones And ICloudy Day (Bad Batch Records/Sony Music)

Vance JoyClarity (Liberation Records/Mushroom Group)


Most Popular International Artist

ABBAVoyage (Universal Music Group/Polar Music International)

Adele 30 (Columbia/Sony Music)

Billie EilishHappier Than Ever (Darkroom/Interscope Records/Universal Music Group)

DrakeCertified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic/Universal Music Group)

Ed Sheeran= (Atlantic Records/Warner Music)

Harry StylesHarry's House (Columbia/Sony Music)

Jack HarlowCome Home The Kids Miss You (Atlantic Records/Warner Music)

Lil Nas XMontero (Columbia/Sony Music)

Post MaloneTwelve Carat Toothache (Mercury/Republic/Universal Music Group)

Taylor SwiftRed (Taylor's Version) (Republic/Universal Music Group)


Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award

David Collins-White – Haberfield Public School, Haberfield, Eora Nation, NSW

Jane Nicholas – Willandra Primary School, Seville Grove, Noongar Land, WA

Kath Dunn – Wollondilly Public School, Goulburn, Gundungurra Land, NSW

Matt Orchard – Apollo Bay P-12 College, Apollo Bay, Gadubanud Territory, VIC


ARTISAN AWARDS


Best Cover Art

Adnate for Baker Boy – Gela (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Giulia Giannini McGauran for Alex the Astronaut – How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater (Warner Music Australia)

Jonathan Zawada for Flume – Palaces (Future Classic)

Kayla Flett, Gabi Coulthurst & Dimathaya Burarrwanga for King Stingray – King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl Australia/The Orchard)

Seshanka Samarajiwa, Zain Ayub & Tasman Keith for Tasman Keith – A Colour Undone (AWAL Recordings Ltd)


Mix Engineer - Best Mixed Album


Cassian for RÜFÜS DU SOLSurrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

Dann Hume & Eric J Dubowsky for Budjerah Conversations (Warner Music Australia)

Eric J Dubowsky for FlumePalaces (Future Classic)

Paul McKercher for Ball Park MusicWeirder & Weirder (Prawn Records/Inertia Music)

Pip Norman, Andrei Eremin & Dave Hammer for Baker BoyGela (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)


Producer - Best Produced Album presented by Neumann

Amyl and the Sniffers & Dan Luscombe for Amyl and The SniffersComfort To Me (Virgin Music Australia)

Courtney Barnett & Stella Mozgawa for Courtney BarnettThings Take Time, Take Time (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

FlumePalaces (Future Classic)

Pip Norman, Rob Amoruso, Morgan Jones, Carl Dimataga, Willie Tafa & Jerome Farah for Baker BoyGela (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

RÜFÜS DU SOLSurrender (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)


FINE ARTS AWARD


Best Classical Album

Amy Dickson, Colin Currie, Lothar Koenigs, Yvonne Kenny, David Zinman, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz & Melbourne Symphony OrchestraRoss Edwards: Frog and Star Cycle / Symphonies 2 & 3 (ABC Classic)

Lachlan Skipworth Chamber Works, Vol. 2 (Cygnus Arioso)

Luke HowardAll of Us (Mercury KX/Universal Music Australia)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew DavisThe Enchanted Loom: Orchestral works By Carl Vine (ABC Classic)

Tamara-Anna Cislowska & Guests – Duet (ABC Classic)


Best Jazz Album

Barney McAll – Precious Energy (Extra Celestial Arts)

Mike Nock, Hamish Stuart, Julien Wilson & Jonathan ZwartzAnother Dance (Lionsharecords/The Planet Company)

Mildlife Live From South Channel Island ([PIAS] Australia/Inertia Music)

Sam AnningOaatchapai (Earshift Music/The Planet Company)

Springtime Springtime (Virgin Music Australia)


Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album

Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard TognettiRiver (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (ABC Classic)

Brett AplinNo Mercy, No Remorse (Original Score) (Independent)

In Hearts WakeGreen Is The New Black (UNFD/The Orchard)

Maria Alfonsine with Itunu PepperAkoni (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (MADBS Composing Palace)

Matteo ZingalesA Fire Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (ABC Music)


Best World Music Album

Australian Art Orchestra, Daniel Wilfred, Sunny Kim, Peter Knight & Aviva EndeanHand to Earth (AAO Recordings/The Planet Company)

Joseph Tawadros with William BartonHistory Has A Heartbeat (Independent/The Planet Company)

Mista SavonaHavana Meets Kingston Part 2 (ABC Music)

ParvynSa (Parvyn Music/Gaga Digi)

William Barton & Véronique SerretHeartland (ABC Classic)

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