Mar 162020

ARIA Awards, an annual flagship event on the Australian Music Calendar-celebrates every year to recognize the innovation, achievements, and excellence in Australian Music. These annual series of awards nights are commonly and informally known as ARIA Music Awards or ARIA Awards, actually conducted by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) since 1987. ARIA Music Awards stands for “The Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards”. The performers who have acknowledged an Australian Recording Industry Association Music Award are commonly known as ARIA Music Award. A person who is been an ARIA award winner or just nominated to ARIA Music Awards grabs a lot of media attention and that particular artist or music band gains a lot of popularity from the public and even the recording sales increases several-fold. A part from these, an artist and his music album also enjoys the chart significance of ARIA, for example, after Ben Lee won three awards, his album Awake Is the New Sleep jumped from No. 31 to No. 5 in the ARIA Charts, its highest position.

Categories

The ARIA Music Awards encompasses the following sub-categories:

1) General genre-specific and popular awards

2) Popular awards, usually referred as ARIA Awards

3) Fine Arts Awards and Artisan Awards (Being conducted since 2004)

4) Achievement Awards—Awards given periodically at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognize talented Aussie Artists achievements and accomplishments across all music genres. These awards are handed out by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and are bestowed at the choice of the ARIA Board. These are first honoured in 1988, among those, ARIA Special Achievement Award was first presented in 1989 whereas ARIA Lifetime Achievement Awards were bestowed first in 1991 and finally the ARIA Icon Award was first awarded in 2013. (I have included the list of winner’s year wise in a table format).

5) ARIA Hall of Fame—Held separately from 2005-2010 but in 2011, the event has returned to general ceremony.

6) Public Voted Awards—Very famous and well-known awards to public, which are introduced in the year 2010.

Here is the list of Winners who awarded most ARIA Awards

Most Awards and Nominations

Artist Name

Nominations

Number of Wins

Silver Chair

49

21

John Famham

56

20

Powderfinger

47

18

Kylie Minogue

43

17

Paul Kelly

59

16

The Wiggles

26

15

Kasey Chambers

33

14

Savage Garden

26

14

Crowded House

36

13

Gotye

20

13

Flume

23

12

Midnight Oil

31

11

Hiltop Hoods

35

10

You Am I

31

10

Sia

29

10

Delta Goodrem

26

9

Nick Cave

24

9

Missy Higgins

23

9

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

19

9

Yothu Yindi

13

9

Eskimo Joe

35

8

Empire of the Sun

19

8

Tame Impala

19

8

Natalie Imbruglia

13

8

Jimmy Barnes

25

7

Tina Arena

18

7

The Presets

17

7

INXS

11

7

Jet

10

7

Guy Sebastian

36

6

John Butler Trio

28

6

Courtney Barnett

20

6

Amy Shark

19

6

Wendy Matthews

13

6

Gabriella Cilmi

6

6

Album of the Year

Year

Album of the Year

1987

John Farnham/Whispering Jack

1988

Ice House/ Man of Colors

1989

Crowded House/Temple of Low Men

1990

Ian Moss/Matchbook

1991

Mid Night Oil/Blue Sky Mining

1992

Baby Animals/Baby Animals

1993

Diesel/Hepfidelity

1994

The Cruel Sea/The Honeymoon is Over

1995

Tina Arena/Don’t Ask

1996

You Am I/Hourly,Daily

1997

Savage Garden/Savage Garden

1998

Regurgitator/ Unit

1999

Powderfinger/Internationalist

2000

Killing Heidi/Reflector

2001

Powderfinger/Odyssey Number Five

2002

Kasey Chambers/ Barricades & Brickwalls

2003

Powderfinger/Vulture Street

2004

Jet/Get Born

2005

Missy Higgins/The Sound of White

2006

Bernard Fanning/Tea and Sympathy

2007

Silverchair/Young Modern

2008

The Presets Apocalypso

2009

Walking on a Dream

2010

Angus & Julia Stone/Down the Way

2011

Boy & Bear/ Moonfire

2012

Gotye/Making Mirrors

2013

Tame Impala/Lonerism

2014

Sia/1000Forms of Fear

2015

Tame Impala/Currents

2016

Flume/Skin

2017

Gang of Youths/Go Father in Lightness

2018

Amy Shark/Love Monster

2019

Dean Lewis/A Place We Knew

Singles of the Year

Year

Single of the Year

1987

John Farnham/”You’re The Voice”

1988

Midnight Oil/”Beds are Burning”

1989

The Church/”Under the Milkway”

1990

Peter Blakeley/”Crying in the Chapel”

1991

Absent Friends/”(I Don’t Want to Be With) Nobody But You”

1992

Yothu Yindi/”Treaty”(Filthy Lucre Remix)

1993

Wendy Matthews/”The Day You Went Away”

1994

The Cruel Sea/”The Honeymoon is Over”

1995

Silver Chair/”Tomorrow”

1996

Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue/”Where the Wild Roses Grow”

1997

Savage Garden/”Truly Madly Deeply”

1998

Natalie Imbruglia/”Torn”

1999

Powderfinger/”The Day You Come”

2000

Madison Avenue/”Don’t Call Me Baby”

2001

Powderfinger/”My Happiness”

2002

Kylie Minogue/”Can’t Get You Out of My Mind”

2003

Delta Goodrem/”Born to Try”

2004

Jet/”Are You Gonna Be My Girl”

2005

Ben Lee/”Catch My Disease”

2006

Eskimo Joe/”Black Fingernails, Red Wine”

2007

Silverchair/”Straight Lines”

2008

Gabriella Cilmi/”Sweet About Me”

2009

Empire of The Sun/Walking on a Dream

2010

Angus & Julia Stone/”Big Jet Plane”

2011

Gotye featuring Kimbra/”Somebody That I Used To Know”

2012

Matt Corby/”Brother”

2013

Matt Corby/”Resolution”

2014

5 Seconds of Summer/”She Looks So Perfect”

2015

Conrad Sewell/”Start Again”

2016

Troye Sivan/”Youth”

2017

Peling Duck (featuring Elliphant)/”Stranger”

2018

5 Seconds of Summer/”Youngblood”

2019

Guy Sebastian/”Choir”

Hall of the Fame

List of Inductees

Year

Single of the Year

2019

Human Nature

2018

Kasey Chambers

2017

Daryl Braithwaite

2016

Crowded House

2015

Tina Arena

2014

Molly Meldrum, Countdown

2013

Air Supply

2012

Yothu Yindi

2011

Kylie Minogue, The Wiggles

2010

The Church, Models, Johnny Young, John Williamson, The Loved Ones

2009

Kev Carmody, The Dingoes, Little Pattie, Mental As Anything, John Paul Young

2008

Dragon, Russell Morris, Max Merritt, The Triffids, Rolf Harris

2007

Frank Ifield, Hoodoo Gurus, Marcia Hines, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Brian Cadd, Radio Birdman, Nick Cave

2006

Daddy Cool, Divinyls, Icehouse, Helen Reddy, Rose Tattoo, Lobby Loyde, Midnight Oil

2005

Jimmy Barnes, Smoky Dawson, Renée Geyer, Normie Rowe, Split Enz, The Easybeats, Hunters & Collectors

2004

Little River Band

2003

John Farnham

2002

Olivia Newton-John

2001

INXS, The Saints

2000

No inductees

1999

Richard Clapton, Jimmy Little

1998

The Masters Apprentices, The Angels

1997

The Bee Gees, Paul Kelly, Graeme Bell

1996

Australian Crawl, Horrie Dargie

1995

The Seekers

1994

Men at Work

1993

Cold Chisel, Peter Allen

1992

Skyhooks

1991

Billy Thorpe, Glenn Shorrock, Don Burrows, Peter Dawson

1990

Percy Grainger, Sherbet

1989

Nellie Melba, Ross Wilson

1988

Joan Sutherland, Johnny O’Keefe, Slim Dusty, Col Joye, Vanda & Young, AC/DC

Best Female Artist

The ARIA Music Awards for Best Female Artist is another most prestigious award specially included in ARIA Awards to encourage and honor the female artists across the Australia, who shows their talent and efforts in music industry. The first ARIA Award for best female artist was presented in 1987 by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). There are some rules or more like the female artist must meet anyone of the below mentioned criteria to appear as a nominee or winner of ARIA Awards. Here we go!

1) Must be an Australian Citizen

2) Must be born in Australia

3) Must be a permanent resident of Australia

4) In case, the applicant is applied for permanent residency, then the applicant must live in Australia for six months constantly for two consecutive years before applying and signing the Australian record label.

5) If the applicant is from New Zealand, then the applicant must live in Australia for six constant months for two consecutive years prior to the ARIA Awards or signed to an Australian record label.

NOTE: The ARIA Music Award for the Best Female Artist is given to a female artist for her single or music album, which appeared in ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart within the eligibility period as well as voted for by a judging academy.

Jenny Moris was the first female artist to receive the ARIA Music Award for the Best Female Artist in 1987. Followed by Moris, Kasey Chambers, Sia, and Wendy Matthews embrace the record of most wins. Missy Higgins, Kimbra, Kate Cenerano, and Natalie Imbruglia hold two wins whereas holding highest nominations record has been given to Kylie Minogue. Kylie Minogue has won in ARIA Award in 2001 for her album “Light Years” released in 2000.

Year          

Best Female Artist

2019

Tones and I—Dance Monkey

2018

Amy Shark—Love Monster

2017

“The Greatest” (featuring Kendrick Lamar)

2016

Sia—This is Acting

2015

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

2014

Sia – 1000 Forms of Fear

2013

Jessica Mauboy – To the End of the Earth

2012

Kimbra – Vows

2011

Kimbra – Cameo Lover

2010

Washington – I Believe You Liar

2009

Sarah Blasko – As Day Follows Night

2008

Gabriella Cilmi – Lessons To Be Learned

2007

Missy Higgins – On a Clear Night

2006

Clare Bowditch – What Was Left

2005

Missy Higgins – Scar

2004

Kasey Chambers – Wayward Angel

2003

Delta Goodrem – Innocent Eyes

2002

Kasey Chambers – Barricades & Brickwalls

2001

Kylie Minogue – Light Years

2000

Kasey Chambers – The Captain

1999

Natalie Imbruglia – Wishing I Was There

1998

Natalie Imbruglia – Left Of The Middle

1997

Monique Brumby – Mary

1996

Christine Anu – Come On

1995

Tina Arena – Don’t Ask

1994

Wendy Matthews – Fridays Child

1993

Wendy Matthews – Lily

1992

Deborah Conway – String Of Pearls

1991

Wendy Matthews

1990

Kate Ceberano

1989

Kate Ceberano

1988

Jenny Morris

1987

Jenny Morris

List of Female Artists who holds two or more Best Female Artist for ARIA Awards.

Artist

Wins

Kate Ceberano/Missy Higgins/Nataulie Imbruglia/Kimbra/Jenny Morris

2

Sia, Wendy Matthews/Kasey Chambers

3

Here is the list of female artists who received more than two Best Female Artist Nominations:

Artist

Nominations

Adalita

2

Vanessa Amorosi

2

Courtney Barnett

2

Monique Brumby

2

Renée Geyer

2

Kimbra

2

Anne Kirkpatrick

2

Meg Mac

2

Kate Miller-Heidke

2

Lisa Mitchell

2

Sharon O’Neill

2

Max Sharam

2

Amy Shark

2

Holly Throsby

2

Tina Arena

3

Deborah Conway

3

Delta Goodrem

3

Deni Hines

3

Lisa Miller

3

Margaret Urlich

3

Christine Anu

4

Clare Bowditch

4

Natalie Imbruglia

4

Megan Washington

4

Jenny Morris

5

Sarah Blasko

6

Missy Higgins

6

Sia

6

Wendy Matthews

7

Jessica Mauboy

7

Kasey Chambers

8

Kate Ceberano

9

Kylie Minogue

14

Best Male Artist

Like Best Female Artist, the Best Male Artist of ARIA Music Award is given to the Male Artists who have their single or album in the ‘ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart’ and voted by a judging academy. These awards are also presented by the annual ARIA Music Awards and honoured by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

John Farnham was the first male to receive Best Male Artist in 1987. Farnham, Gotye, Diesel Alex Lloyd, and Paul Kelley, Nick Cave, Flume, and Jimmy Barnes bagged the title, ‘Best Male Artist for Most Wins’

Year

Best Male Artist

Dean Lewis

A Place We Knew

2018

Gurrumul– Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)

2017

Paul Kelley—Life is Fine

2016

Flume–Skin

2015

Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

2014

Chet Faker – Built on Glass

2013

Flume – Flume

2012

360 – Falling & Flying

2011

Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know

2010

Dan Sultan – Get Out While You Can

2009

Daniel Merriweather – Love & War

2008

Nick Cave – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

2007

Gotye – Mixed Blood

2006

Bernard Fanning – Tea and Sympathy

2005

Ben Lee – Awake Is The New Sleep

2004

John Butler – Sunrise Over Sea

2003

Alex Lloyd – Coming Home

2002

Alex Lloyd – Watching Angels Mend

2001

Nick Cave – No More Shall We Part

2000

Alex Lloyd – Black The Sun

1999

Tim Rogers–What Rhymes With Cars & Girls

1998

Paul Kelly – Words And Music

1997

Paul Kelly – How To Make Gravy

1996

Dave Graney – Soft ‘N Sexy Sound

1995

Diesel – Solid State Rhyme

1994

Diesel – The Lobbyist

1993

Diesel – Hepfidelity

1992

Jimmy Barnes – Soul Deep

1991

John Farnham

1990

Ian Moss

1989

Jimmy Barnes

1988

John Farnham

1987

John Farnham

The following incredible male artists received the more than two Best Male Artist Awards.

Artists

Wins

Jimmy Barnes

2

Nick Cave

2

Flume

2

Diesel

3

John Farnham

3

Alex Lloyd

3

Gotye

3

Paul Kelly

3

Here is the list of male artists who holds the record of Best Male Artist Nominations.

Artists

Nominations

Troye Sivan

2

Mark Seymour

2

Tim Rogers

2

Paul Mac

2

Dean Lewis

2

Ed Kuepper

2

Illy

2

Dave Graney

2

Flume

2

Tim Finn

2

Bernad Fanning

2

Bob Evans

2

Paul Dempsey

2

Matt Corby

2

Daryl Braithwaite

2

Peter Blakeley

2

Nick Cave

3

Stephen Cummings

3

Gotye

3

Pete Murray

3

Josh Pyke

3

Keith Urban

3

Chris Wilson

3

Diesel

4

Dan Kelly

4

Vance Joy

4

Ben Lee

4

Alex Lloyd

4

Dan Sultan

4

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

4

Tex Perkins

5

John Butler

6

Guy Sebastian

6

Jimmy Barnes

7

John Farnham

7

Paul Kelley

17

ARIA Award for Best Group

Same like rest of the awards, Best Group Award is also handed out by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an association with the main objective of developing the interests of Australian record industry. Basically this award is presented to an Australian group encompassing of more than two members, which releases a music album or a single. The accolade for best group was first awarded to INXS in 1987 for the single, “Listen Like Thieves”. These awards are voted and are judged by a judging academy, which is formed with thousands members who belonged to different areas of the Australian Music Industry. Let us see the winners of ARIA Awards for Best Group!

Year

Best Group

1987

INXS

 

1988

Crowded House

1989

INXS

 

1990

The Black Sorrows

1991

Midnight Oil

1992

INXS – Live Baby Live

1993

Crowded House – Weather With You

1994

The Cruel Sea – The Honeymoon Is Over

1995

The Cruel Sea – Three Legged Dog

1996

You Am I

 

1997

Savage Garden – Savage Garden

1998

 The Whitlams – Eternal Nightcap

1999

The Living End – The Living End

2000

Killing Heidi – Reflector

2001

Powderfinger – Odyssey Number Five

2002

Silverchair – Diorama

2003

Powderfinger – Vulture Street

2004

Jet – Get Born

2005

Eskimo Joe – Older Than You

2006

Wolfmother – Wolfmother

2007

Silverchair – Young Modern

2008

The Presets – Apocalypso

2009

Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream

2010

The Temper Trap – Love Lost

2011

Boy & Bear – Moonfire

2012

The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap

2013

 Tame Impala – Lonerism

2014

Sheppard – Bombs Away

2015

Tame Impala – Currents

2016

Violent Soho–Waco

2017

Gang of Youths–Go Farther in Lightness

2018

5 Seconds of Summer–Youngblood

2019

The Teskey Brothers–Run Home Slow

A Brief History on Trophy

The beautiful and significant ARIA Award Trophy came into the picture in the year 1987.The prestigious trophies which were in use from 1987 to 1989, designed by Philip Mortlock. And the ones which are in use since 1990, were designed by Mark Denning and looks like a tall triangular pyramid actually made from solid stainless steel. These pyramid-shaped trophies weigh 1.75kgs of metal. Denning is a polymath, someone with multiple talents, accomplishments, and degrees across fields. Let us know in detail.

The ARIA Music Award when first inaugurated in 1987, was just only an industry only event and also was not telecasted in television until the year 1993. From 1987 to 1989, Philip Mortlock, Warner Music designer taken up the responsibility of designing a trophy and created a coolest design to the trophy that looks like a vinyl with the top right corner cut out to say ‘ARIA’. But the ARIA was not happy with the design offered by Philip and hence they decided to conduct a design competition in 1990. In that competition, Mark Denning showed his mark by designing a timeless piece that represent the pinnacle of success for the recipient and to work with the ARIA logo and submitted to the ARIA Board Members. His design was topped the list of multiple entries and since then his design has been the symbol of achievement among both Overseas and Australian artists.

“I started playing around with shapes with some silver cardboard and this one seemed to work out…The ARIA’s actual logo then proceeded to become this pointy sort of shape, so it all sort of tied in together”, Mark Denning said.

About ARIA Awards

In 1987, Sheraton Wentworth Hotel in Sydney held the very first ARIA Music Awards, hosted by Sir Elton John to recognize the innovation, creativity, efforts, talent, hard work, and excellence across all genre of Australia Music. Since then, ARIA Music Awards have become the Australia’s Pinnacle Awards Ceremony plus and developed to honor myriad memorable performances and moments. And the winners of the very first ARIA Awards in 1987 included young John Farnham, INXS, and Crowded House.  

How artists get nominated for an ARIA Award

Every year ARIA members encompassing record companies, artists, CD distributors, manufacturers, etc. are contacted by ARIA Event Producer and are finalised by the ARIA Awards Judging Panel. These finalised members are guided on how to submit and consider recordings or music albums and singles by artists. So, the ARIA Music Awards solely signify only those recordings released by ARIA members. In case, if any person or artist wants to join ARIA, then he/she has to enter their recordings in ARIA Awards.

Note: Generally, the membership applications close off in the mid of July every year. Only those memberships which are approved and current on that date are eligible to enter recordings or music album in the ARIA Music Awards.

How the ARIA Award Winners are determined?

Initially, all the membership entries lodged by the ARIA members are evaluated for the right and relevant recordings that really suits the particular ARIA award for which these entries have been come. Artists who wants to make their recording a relevant one, he/she must release their recording or music album in the current eligibility period or previous eligibility period. For Example: If an artist wants his/her recording eligible for 2018 ARIA Music Awards, then the recording must get released during current eligibility period i.e. from 8th September 2017 to 6th September 2018 or previous eligibility period from 2nd September 2016 to 7th September 2017 (provided the recording should not get nominated previously). Once the eligibility is analysed, all the relevant and eligible entries at the ARIA are then presented to judging schools or voting academy.

Usually, the Voting Academy at ARIA consists of around 800 representatives first judges the seven categories from every area or genres of Australia Music Industry.

The other 16 categories are judged by specialist judging schools comprising of representatives who have special hands on experience with that genre of music.

Another five awards are dogged by Popular Vote. These awards include: (i) Best International Artist (ii) Song of the Year (iii) Best Video (iv) Music Teacher of the Year, and (v) Best Australian Live Act.

The rest, Lifetime Achievement Awards, ARIA Hall of Fame, and Icon awards are presented at the discretion of ARIA Board.

Here is the link to click if you want to support or propose any Artist or Artisan for consideration: Contact.

List of ARIA Music Awards and nominations received by Australian Idol Contestants

Australian Idol ARIA Music Awards and nominations

Artist

Nominations

Wins

     
     

Guy Sebastian

32

6

Jessica Mauboy

27

2

Matt Corby

10

2

Shannon Noll

6

Lisa Mitchell

5

Stan Walker

5

Damien Leith

4

1

Anthony Callea

3

1

Joel Turner

3

Casey Donovan

2

Paulini, Kate DeAraugo, Lee Harding, Wes Carr, Ricki-Lee Coulter

1

     

Totals

   

Nominations

102

 

Awards won

12

 

Icon Awards

Year

Winner(s)

2013

Michael Gudinski

2014

Denis Handlin

2016

Sebastian Chase

2019

Michael Chugg

ARIA Achievement Awards By Category

Lifetime Achievement

Year

Winner(s)

2008

John Laws

2007

John Woodruff

1991

Ted Albert

Special Achievement Awards

Year

Winner(s)

2000

Daryl Somers

1999

Bill Armstrong/Ron Tudor

1997

Charles Fisher

1996

Slim Dusty

1994

Stan Rofe

1993

Ian “Molly” Meldrum

1992

Michael Gudinski/Mushroom Records

1989

Kylie Minogue

Outstanding Achievement Awards

Year          

Winner(s)

2015

Lee Kernagen

2002

Kylie Minogue

2001

Keith Urban

2000

Slim Dusty/Tina Arena

1999

Nataulie Imbruglia

1998

Savage Garden

1997

Peter Andre

1996

Silverchair

1991

Midnight Oil

1990

Kylie Minogue

1989

INXS

1988

John Farnham

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