Tame Impala, Sampa The Great sweep the 2020 ARIA Awards

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Tame Impala, Sampa The Great sweep the 2020 ARIA Awards

Words by Will Brewster

Check out all the winners here.

It’s been a year unlike any other, but nonetheless, the ARIA Awards went down in Sydney last night, celebrating the achievements of Australian artists over the course of the year.

The night’s big winner came in the form of Kevin Parker, who won five of the seven awards Tame Impala were nominated for, including Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Rock Album, Best Producer and Best Engineer off the back of The Slow Rush. 

Sampa The Great also raked in the goods with her three wins, taking home Best Female Artist and Best Hip-Hop Release and Best Independent Album for her phenomenal debut The Return. 

Other big winners from 2020 ARIA Awards included Archie Roach, who won Best Male Artist and Best Adult Contemporary Album as well as being inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, while Amy Shark also bagged awards for Best Pop Release and Best Australian Live Act.

Check out all the winners in full below.

2020 ARIA Awards 

Album Of The Year

Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

Best Male Artist

Archie Roach

Best Female Artist

Sampa The Great

Best Dance Release

Dom Dolla – San Frandisco

Best Group 

Tame Impala

Breakthrough Artist

Lime Cordiale

Best Pop Release

Amy Shark – Everybody Rise

Best Hip Hop Release

Sampa The Great – The Return

Best Soul/R&B Release

Miiesha – Nyaaringu

Best Independent Release

Sampa The Great – The Return

Best Rock Album

Tame Impala – The Slow Rush

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Archie Roach – Tell Me Why

Best Country Album

Fanny Lumsden – Fallow

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Chunky Shrapnel

Best Blues & Roots Album

The Teskey Brothers –   Live At The Forum

Best Children’s Album

Teeny Tiny Stevies – Thoughtful Songs for Little People

Best Comedy Release

Anne Edmonds – What’s Wrong With You?


Best Video 

Guy Sebastian – Standing With You

Best Australian Live Act

Amy Shark

Song of the Year

5 Seconds Of Summer – Teeth 

Best International Artist 

Harry Styles

Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award

Sarah Donnelley – Wilcannia Central School, Wilcannia NSW


Best Cover Art

Adam Dal Pozzo, Megan Washington and Michelle Pitiris for Washington’s Batflowers

Engineer Of The Year

Kevin Parker for Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush

Producer Of The Year

Kevin Parker for Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush


Best Classical Album

Richard Tognetti & Erin Helyard – Beethoven & Mozart Violin Sonatas

Best Jazz Album

Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky – Please Leave Your Light On

Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album

Chelsea Cullen – I Am Woman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Best World Music Album

Joseph Tawadros – Live at the Sydney Opera House

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