The 2019 Nominees for the J Awards have been announced

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The 2019 Nominees for the J Awards have been announced

Leading the nominations for the J Award Album of the Year include Sampa The Great, Matt Corby, Stella Donnelly and Holy Holy – it’ll be a tough pick between those four – with Thelma Plum, Hilltop Hoods, Hayden James, Northlane, G Flip and Hatchie also in the running for the big prize. 



As per usual, there’s also a bunch of nominees for Double J, Triple J Unearthed and Rage’s categorical honours, including the omnipresent Tones And I, Julia Jacklin, The Teskey Brothers, Nick Cave, The Chats and Briggs. This year also sees the introduction of the ‘You Done Good’ award to commemorate those behind-the-scenes figures who add so much to Australia’s music industry, with this year’s nominees including songwriter Sarah Aarons, Dylan Alcott and Boy & Bear ass-ociate Harry the Poo Roadie.



Check out the Awards shortlist in its entirety below. These ones get announced on air via Veronica and Lewis at 4pm Thursday November 21 – stay tuned to hear more!


2019 J Awards nominees

triple j Australian Album of the Year nominees


G Flip – About Us

Hatchie – Keepsake

Hayden James – Between Us

Hilltop Hoods – The Great Expanse

Holy Holy – My Own Pool Of Light

Matt Corby – Rainbow Valley

Northlane – Alien

Sampa the Great – The Return

Stella Donnelly – Beware Of The Dogs

Thelma Plum – Better In Blak


You Done Good nominees

Dylan Alcott – For making music accessible to everyone at Ability Fest

Harry the Poo Roadie – For putting his life on hold to rescue one of Australia’s most loved bands via faecal donations

Heidi Leffner – For launching renewable energy initiative FEAT.

National Indigenous Music Awards – For championing incredible Indigenous artists at their biggest event yet

Sarah Aarons – For a stand-out year co-writing multiple global hits for Khalid, Ruel, Peking Duk and more


Double J Artist of the Year nominees

Julia Jacklin

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Nick Cave

Sampa the Great

The Teskey Brothers


Unearthed Artist of the Year nominees

Adrian Eagle

George Alice

Spacey Jane

The Chats

Tones And I


triple j and Rage Australian Music Video of the Year nominees

Briggs ‘Life Is Incredible’ {Ft. Greg Holden} (Director: Dylan River)

Flume ‘Hi This Is Flume’ (Director: Jonathan Zawada)

Sampa the Great ‘Final Form’ (Director: Sanjay De Silva)

The Chats ‘Identity Theft’ (Director: Matt Weston)

Thelma Plum ‘Better In Blak’​ (Director: Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore)


Head to Triple J’s website to find out more today.