The biggest awards in Australian music have announced their nominees in all categories, and with seven weeks to go until the ceremony, voting is now open. This year, Tones And I lead the pack with eight nominations, while there’s also lots of love for Julia Jacklin, Paul Kelly, Thelma Plum, The Teskey Brothers and many more.
There are five categories to be decided by popular vote so in order to decide who wins Song of the Year, Best International Artist, Best Australian Live Act, Best Video and Music Teacher Of The Year, just Google "ARIA Vote" and select your winners.
Tones And I has received tonnes of love during her debut year. Single ‘Dance Monkey’ has broken the record for most consecutive weeks at #1 as in now sits at ten consecutive weeks. In a year that includes performing at the MCG for the AFL Grand Final, Tones has been recognised by the ARIAs through eight nominations including Producer of the Year and Engineer of the Year, as well as Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Independent Release, Best Video and Song of the Year.
Julia Jacklin has been Crushing it, receiving six nominations for her second studio album. The last year has been spent performing all around the world but that hasn’t stopped her picking up the Best Independent Blues and Roots Album at the Australian Independent Record Labels Association Awards and APRA Music Awards nominations for Best Female Artist and Song Of The Year.
Paul Kelly is set to add to his 14 ARIA awards as he sees five nominations come his way, including Best Blues and Roots Album and Best Adult Contemporary Album. His 24th studio album Nature dropped this year, while his collaborations with James Ledger have garnered awards attention with a nomination in Best Classical Album, making Kelly the first artist to be nominated across three genres in the same year.
Seven Nominations have come in for The Teskey Brothers and the Hilltop Hoods, while Thelma Plum has an incredible six. Meanwhile, there are further nominations for Dean Lewis, Amy Shark, King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, Matt Corby, Birds Of Tokyo, Gang Of Youths, Midnight Oil, Tame Impala, Sampa The Great and more.
Check out the full list of nominees here.