The ARIA Awards are over for another year and what an eventful night it was. A night of surprises? Well, that’s left up to interpretation.

The big winners of the night were Amy Shark (Breakthrough Artist & Best Pop Release), Gang of Youths (Album Of The Year, Best Group and Best Rock Album), Bliss N Eso (Best Video), Paul Kelly, Sia, Pnau, A.B. Original, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers and many others and many others.

Fans of Lorde, AC/DC, Harry Styles, Amy Shark, Pnau, and many others were treated to live appearances and performances from some of the countries best acts, paying tributes, playings songs you’ve come to like over the year, and also leaving a political statement or two along the way.

Amy Shark performing

Speaking on the amazing year of 2017 for Australian music, ARIA Chief Executive Officer Dan Rosen explains how it “has been an amazing year for Australian musicians, which was evidenced by the incredible talent that graced the ARIA stage tonight.”

“The collection of tonight’s winners, nominees and performers highlight the world-class talent that we have here in Australia. ARIA congratulates all of tonight’s winners, in particular, A.B. Original, Amy Shark, Gang Of Youths and Paul Kelly who all won multiple ARIA Awards.”

2018 looks to be even bigger.


Album Of The Year: Gang Of Youths for “Go Farther In Lightness”

Best Male Artist: Paul Kelly for “Life Is Fine”

Best Female Artist: Sia ‘The Greatest feat. Kendrick Lamar’

Best Dance Release: Pnau for ‘Chameleon’

Best Group: Gang Of Youths for “Go Farther In Lightness”

Breakthrough Artist: Amy Shark for “Night Thinker”

Best Pop Release: Amy Shark for “Night Thinker”

Best Urban Album: A.B. Original for “Reclaim Australia”

Best Independent Release: A.B. Original for “Reclaim Australia”

Best Rock Album: Gang Of Youths for “Go Farther In Lightness”

Best Adult Contemporary Album: Paul Kelly for “Life Is Fine”

Best Country Album: Kasey Chambers for “Dragonfly”

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album: Northlane for “Mesmer”

Best Blues & Roots Album: All Our Exes Live In Texas for “When We Fall”

Best Children’s Album: Jimmy Barnes for “Och Aye the G’Nu!”

Best Video: Bliss N Eso for ‘Moments (feat. Gavin James)’

Best Australian Live Act: Illy

Song Of The Year: Peking Duk for ‘Stranger (feat. Elliphant)’

Best International Artist: Harry Styles for self titled album “Harry Styles”

Music Teacher of the Year: Renee McCarthy (Woodcroft College, Morphett Vale SA 5162)


Producer Of The Year: Gang Of Youths and Adrian Breakspear for Gang Of Youths “Go Farther In Lightness

Engineer Of The Year: Steven Schram for Paul Kelly ”Life Is Fine”

Best Cover Art: Peter Salmon-Lomas for Paul Kelly “Life Is Fine”


Best Classical Album: Slava Grigoryan “Bach: Cello Suites Volume I”

Best Jazz Album: James Morrison, BBC Concert Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, Harry Morrison & William Morrison“The Great American Songbook”

Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album: Nigel Westlake & Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with Joseph Tawadros, Slava Grigoryan & Lior “Ali’s Wedding”

Best World Music Album: Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp “Songs of the Latin Skies”

BEST COMEDY RELEASE: John Clarke “Clarke’s Classics”

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