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1989 ARIA Award Winners

3rd ARIA Awards Ceremony

6 March 1989
Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW
Hosted by Greedy Smith (Mental As Anything).

The 1989 ARIA Awards was moved from last year's venue at the Sheraton Wentworth Hotel to the Darling Harbour Convention Centre where it would stay for the next two years. There were no live performances again this year, but 1990 would see that change. The awards ceremony was not televised until 1991. Today's ARIA Awards is seen by around 2 million people on television, and approximately 2,500 recording industry guests and 5,000 members of the general public.

ARIA Awards

Hall Of Fame
Ross Wilson

Special Achievement Award
Kylie Minogue

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dame Nellie Melba

Outstanding Achievement Award
INXS

Album Of The Year
Crowded House
Temple Of Low Men

Highest Selling Album
John Farnham
Age Of Reason

Single Of The Year
The Church
Under The Milky Way

Highest Selling Single
  Kylie Minogue
I Should Be So Lucky

Song Of The Year
Crowded House
Better Be Home Soon

Best Group
INXS

Best Female Artist
Kate Ceberano

Best Male Artist
Jimmy Barnes

Breakthrough Artist - Album
Rockmelons
Tales Of The City 1927 - Ish

Breakthrough Artist - Single
1927
That's When I Think Of You

Best New Talent
Johnny Diesel & The Injectors

Best Country Album
John Williamson
The Boomerang Cafe

Best Comedy Release
The Comedy Company
The Comedy Company Album

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Crowded House
Temple Of Low Men

Best Indigenous Release
Weddings Parties Anything
Roaring Days

Best Children's Album
Peter Combe
Newspaper Mama

Fine Arts Awards

Best Classical Album
Flederman - Flederman

Best Jazz Album
Original Soundtrack - Wizards Of Oz

Best Original Soundtrack, Cast, Show Recording
Various - Stringer

Artisan Awards

Best Video
Richard Lowenstein - INXS - Never Tear Us Apart

Engineer Of The Year
Doug Brady

Best Cover Art
Nick Seymour - Crowded House - Temple Of Low Men

 

 

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