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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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

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.