2015 ARIA Awards – Nominated Artists Revealed

With just seven weeks until the 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today announced the nominees in all categories, with the winners to be announced at The Star, Sydney on Thursday, November 26, 2015.

The 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra are supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, Telstra, The Star, David Jones, Qantas and PPCA, and will be broadcast on TEN on Thursday, November 26.

NOMINATION LEADER BOARD

 

EIGHT NOMINATIONS

Courtney Barnett

It was Courtney Barnett’s moment to shine at the 2015 ARIA Nominations Event where she accepted her first ARIA Award for Best Cover Art for the Top 5 ARIA album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit’. The album, which went #10 on the Billboard Album Charts and #13 on the UK Album Charts, secured nominations in the following categories: Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Rock Album, Breakthrough Artist and the publicly voted categories for Best Australian Live Act and Best Video for the song, ‘Pedestrian At Best’ which was directed by Charlie Ford. ‘Pedestrian At Best’ has been named by Rolling Stone, Spin Magazine, Mashable and Entertainment Weekly as the best song of 2015.

 

SEVEN NOMINATIONS

Hermitude

Electronic duo, Hermitude celebrate seven ARIA Award nominations with their  #1 ARIA Album, ‘Dark Night Sweet Light’ being nominated in the following categories: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Independent Release as well as the publicly voted categories for Best Australian Live Act and Best Video for ‘Through The Roof’ Featuring Young Tapz directed by Kess Broekman-Dattner. The album was also nominated in two Artisan Awards categories: Producer Of The Year for Luke Dubber and Angus Stuart and Engineer Of The Year for Mitch Kenny.

Vance Joy

Vance Joy’s star continues to rise both locally and internationally. His Platinum-selling #1 ARIA Album, ‘Dream Your Life Away’ and Platinum-selling single ‘Georgia’ have garnered Joy seven ARIA Award nominations including Album Of The Year, Best Male Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Pop Release and three publicly voted categories for Best Australian Live Act, Song of the Year and Best Video (directed by Luci Schroder) for ‘Georgia’. Vance Joy’s single ‘Riptide’ set a record on the ARIA Singles Chart, becoming the single to have spent the most weeks in the Top 100 in ARIA Charts’ history.

SIX NOMINATIONS

Tame Impala

After winning Best Rock Album and Album Of The Year ARIAs at the 2013 ARIA Awards for their album ‘Lonerism’, Tame Impala’s winning streak continues in 2015 with Kevin Parker taking out both the Producer Of The Year and Engineer Of The Year ARIA awards in the Artisan Awards categories for Tame Impala’s #1 ARIA Album, ‘Currents’. The album is also nominated in the following categories: Album Of The Year, Best Group, Best Rock Album and Best Pop Release for their single ‘Let It Happen’.

FIVE NOMINATIONS

Gang Of Youths

Gang of Youths’ debut album ‘The Positions’ debuted at #5 on the ARIA Album Chart in May 2015. As well as earning them Feature Album on triple j, FBI and Triple M, the album has also scored ARIA Award nominations in the following categories: Best Rock Album, Breakthrough Artist and the publicly voted category, Best Australian Live Act. Nathan Johnson was nominated for Best Artwork and Adrian Breakspear and Peter Holz were nominated in the Engineer Of The Year category for their work on the single, ‘Radioface’.

Jarryd James

Brisbane singer songwriter, Jarryd James’ double-platinum #2 ARIA single, ‘Do You Remember’ has secured the talented newcomer five ARIA Award nominations in the following categories: Best Male Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Independent Release and the publicly voted category, Song Of The Year.

FOUR NOMINATIONS

Daniel Johns

Vocalist, composer, guitarist, pianist and producer Daniel Johns released one of the most anticipated debuts this year in Australian music ‘Talk’ which reached #2 on the ARIA Album charts. The album was launched with two sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Festival where Daniel was hailed as one of the most exciting artists in the country. Daniel Johns has received four ARIA Award nominations including Best Male Artist and the publicly voted category, Best Video for the single ‘Aerial Love’ that was directed by Lorin Askill. The album also received nominations in the Artisan award categories for Best Cover Art (Daniel Johns, Aref and Peter Salmon-Lomas) and Producer Of The Year (Daniel Johns and Damn Moroda) for the single ‘Preach’.

THREE NOMINATIONS

Conrad Sewell

Conrad Sewell’s Platinum-selling, ARIA #1 single, ‘Start Again’ has reigned in three ARIA Award nominations for the talented singer songwriter including: Best Pop Release, Breakthrough Artist and the publicly voted category, Song Of The Year.

Flight Facilities

Flight Facilities’ Gold-selling, #3 ARIA debut album ‘Down To Earth’ featuring Brisbane’s Emma Louise, New York’s soulful comedian Reggie Watts, rapper Bishop Nehru, Melbourne’s Owl Eyes, and Australia’s national treasure Kylie Minogue has received three ARIA Award nominations in the following categories: Album Of The Year and Best Dance Release, as well as Timothy Lovett being nominated for Best Cover Art.

Lee Kernaghan

2015 marked the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC’s landing at Gallipoli. In honour of this landmark occasion, former Australian of the Year and music legend, Lee Kernaghan, teamed up with a host of local artists and musicians to create the ARIA #1 Album, ‘Spirit of the Anzacs’, which held the top spot on the ARIA Album charts for four consecutive weeks. The album is nominated in three categories including: Best Country Album and the publicly voted Best Video for ‘Spirit Of The Anzac’s’ directed by Duncan Toombs. Long-time producer and collaborator Garth Porter received a nomination in the Producer Of The Year category.

Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions

Multiple ARIA Award winner and ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductee, Paul Kelly’s latest album ‘Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions’, a soul album featuring the likes of Clairy Browne, Vika and Linda Bull, Dan Sultan, Kira Puru and himself has secured three nominations in the following categories: Best Adult Contemporary Album, Best Independent Release and the publicly voted, Best Australian Live Act category.

The Preatures

2013 ARIA Award nominated rock band, The Preatures’ debut album, ‘Blue Planet Eyes’ has garnered the group three ARIA Award nominations: Best Group, Best Rock Album and the publicly voted Best Australian Live Act category.

Sia

After scooping 4 ARIA Awards in 2014, Sia returns in 2015 with three nominations for her double platinum single,  ‘Elastic Heart’ in the following categories: Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and the publicly voted category, Song Of The Year.

The Waifs

One of Australia’s most loved touring bands, The Waifs returned in 2015 with their seventh album, ‘Beautiful You’ which has earned them three ARIA Awards nominations for Best Blues And Roots Album, as well as Nick Didia being nominated in the Artisan Awards categories for Producer Of The Year and Engineer Of The Year.

TWO NOMINATIONS

5 Seconds Of Summer – Best Group and Best Australian Live Act (publicly voted category), Alison Wonderland – Best Dance Release and Best Video (publicly voted category), Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Best Classical Album and Engineer Of The Year, Meg Mac – Best Female Artist and Breakthrough Artist, Peking Duk – Best Dance Release and Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), Shane Nicholson – Best Country Album and Best Video (publicly voted category), The Veronicas – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category) and Best Video (publicly voted category)

ONE NOMINATION

#1 Dads – Best Male Artist, AC/DC – Best Group, Allan Browne Quartet – Best Jazz Album, Amy Dickson – Best Classical Album, Baby et Lulu – Best World Music Album, Barney McAll – Best Jazz Album, Beat The Drum – Celebrating 40 Years Of triple j – Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, Bondi Hipsters – Best Comedy Release, Born Lion – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, Buddy Goode – Best Comedy Release, C.W. Stoneking – Best Blues And Roots Album, Calvin Harris – Best International Artist, Catherine Britt – Best Country Album, Christine Anu – Best World Music Album, Citizen Kay – Best Urban Album, Dead Letter Circus – Best Rock Album, Delta Goodrem – Best Video (publicly voted category), Ed Kuepper – Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, Ed Sheeran – Best International Artist, Flume – Best Video (publicly voted category), Foo Fighters – Best International Artist, Genevieve Lacey / James Crabb – Best World Music Album, Giggle and Hoot – Best Children’s Album, Grace – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), Grigoryan Brothers – Best Classical Album, Gurrumul – Best World Music Album, Guy Sebastian – Best Male Artist, Hayden James – Best Dance Release, Hiatus Kaiyote – Best Urban Album, Hilltop Hoods – Best Australian Live Act (publicly voted category), Hozier – Best International Artist, Iggy Azalea – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), In Hearts Wake – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, James Bay – Best International Artist, Jessica Mauboy – Best Female Artist, John Farnham and Olivia Newton John – Best Adult Contemporary Album, Joseph Tawadros – Best World Music Album, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Best Jazz Album,   King Parrot – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, Mark Ronson – Best International Artist, Marlisa – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), Marlon Williams – Best Blues And Roots Album, Matt Okine – Best Comedy Release, Meghan Trainor – Best International Artist,  Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Nigel Westlake – Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, Mustered Courage – Best Country Album, Nathaniel – Song Of The Year (publicly voted category), Nick Cave – Best Australian Live Act (publicly voted category), Northlane – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, Oh Mercy – Best Adult Contemporary Album, One Direction – Best International Artist, Opera Australia – Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, Paul Grabowsky – Best Jazz Album, Play School – Best Children’s Album, Pond – Best Cover Art,  Rhys Muldoon – Best Children’s Album, Ronny Chieng – Best Comedy Release, Rüfüs – Best Dance Release, Sally Whitwell – Best Classical Album, Sam Moran – Best Children’s Album, Sam Smith  – Best International Artist, Sammy J & Randy – Best Comedy Release, Sarah McKenzie – Best Jazz Album, Seth Sentry – Best Urban Album, Sheppard – Best Australian Live Act (publicly voted category), Szymon – Best Adult Contemporary Album, Tamara-Anna Cislowska – Best Classical Album, Taylor Swift – Best International Artist, The Black Sorrows – Best Blues And Roots Album, The Meeting Tree – Best Urban Album, The Water Diviner (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album, The Wiggles – Best Children’s Album, Thy Art Is Murder – Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album, Tim Rogers & The Bamboos – Best Blues And Roots Album, Troy Cassar-Daley – Best Country Album, Tuka – Best Urban Album

Telstra Album Of The Year

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records/Remote Control)

Flight Facilities – Down To Earth (Future Classic)

Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks)

Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)

Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

 

Best Adult Contemporary Album

John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John – Two Strong Hearts (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Megan Washington – There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Oh Mercy – When We Talk About Love (EMI)

Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)

Szymon –Tigersapp (EMI / Eloper Music)

 

Best Blues And Roots Album

C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo (King Hokum Records / Caroline Australia)

Marlon Williams – Marlon Williams (Caroline Australia)

The Black Sorrows – Endless Sleep (Head Records)

The Waifs – Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)

Tim Rogers & The Bamboos – The Rules of Attraction (Warner Music Australia)

 

Best Children’s Album

Giggle and Hoot – Hootastic Tunes (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Play School – Favourite Things – Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Play School (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Rhys Muldoon – Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Sam Moran – Play Along With Sam: BOO! (6 Degrees Records / MGM)

The Wiggles – Rock & Roll Preschool (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Comedy Release

Bondi Hipsters – Fuhck The Bahnks (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Buddy Goode – Songs To Ruin Every Occasion (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Matt Okine – Live at the Enmore Theatre (Century Entertainment)

Ronny Chieng – Chieng Reaction (Century Entertainment)

Sammy J & Randy – Live (Head Records)

 

Best Country Album

Catherine Britt – Boneshaker (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Mustered Courage – White Lies and Melodies (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Shane Nicholson – Hell Breaks Loose (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride (Liberation Music)

 

Best Dance Release

Alison Wonderland – Run (EMI)

Flight Facilities – Down To Earth (Future Classic)

Hayden James – Something About You (Future Classic)

Peking Duk – Take Me Over feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch / Universal Music Australia)

Rüfüs – You Were Right (Sweat It Out / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

 

Best Female Artist

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)

Jessica Mauboy – Can I Get A Moment? (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Meg Mac – MEGMAC EP (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)

Megan Washington – There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)

 

Best Group

5 Seconds of Summer – LiveSOS (EMI)

AC/DC – Rock Or Bust (Alberts / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)

Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)

The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Born Lion – Final Words (FOUR|FOUR / Universal Music Australia)

In Hearts Wake – Skydancer (UNFD)

King Parrot – Dead Set (EVP Recordings / Rocket Distribution)

Northlane – Node (UNFD)

Thy Art Is Murder – Holy War (UNFD)

 

Best Independent Release

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)

Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)

Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)

Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings)

Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

 

Best Male Artist

#1 Dads – Nominal (Pieater / Inertia)

Daniel Johns – Talk (Eleven / EMI)

Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)

Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

 

Best Pop Release

Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)

Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)

Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)

Tame Impala – Let It Happen (Modular / Universal Music Australia)

Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

 

Best Rock Album

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)

Dead Letter Circus – Aesthesis (UNFD)

Gang of Youths – The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)

The Preatures – Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Urban Album

Citizen Kay – Demokracy (Asphalt Records / MGM)

Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha / Sony Music Masterworks)

Seth Sentry – Strange New Past (High Score Records / Inertia)

The Meeting Tree – R U A Cop (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Tuka – Life Death Time Eternal (EMI)

 

Breakthrough Artist presented by PPCA

Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)

Gang of Youths – The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)

Meg Mac – Never Be (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)

 

 

PUBLICLY VOTED AWARDS

 

Best Australian Live Act

5 Seconds Of Summer – Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour (EMI)

Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour (Milk! Records / Remote Control)

Gang of Youths – Gang of Youths National Tour (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light Tour (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)

Hilltop Hoods – Cosby Sweater Australian Tour (Golden Era Records / Universal Music Australia)

Nick Cave – Nick Cave Australian Tour (Bad Seed / Kobalt Label Services)

Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions – Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Tour (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)

Sheppard – The Bombs Away Tour (Chugg Music & Empire Of Song / MGM Distribution)

The Preatures – The Cruel Tour (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away Tour (Liberation Music)

 

Best International Artist

Calvin Harris – Motion (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Ed Sheeran – X (Atlantic UK / Warner Music)

Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Hozier – Hozier (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

James Bay – Chaos And The Calm (Universal / Universal Music Australia)

Mark Ronson – Uptown Special (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Meghan Trainor – Title (Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

One Direction – Four (Syco / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour (Capitol / EMI)

Taylor Swift – 1989 (Big Machine Records / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Video

Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland – U Don’t Know feat. Wayne Coyne (EMI)

Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best (Milk! Records / Remote Control)

Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns – Aerial Love (Eleven / EMI)

Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem – Wings (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Clemens Habicht for Flume – Some Minds feat. Andrew Wyatt (Future Classic)

Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude – Through The Roof feat. Young Tapz (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)

Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Filmery for Shane Nicholson – Secondhand Man (Lost Highway Australia)

Luci Schroder for Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music)

Matt Sharp & Daniel James for The Veronicas – You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

 

Song Of The Year

Conrad Sewell – Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)

Grace  – You Don’t Own Me feat. G-Eazy (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Iggy Azalea – Trouble feat. Jennifer Hudson (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

Jarryd James – Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)

Marlisa – Stand By You (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Nathaniel – Live Louder (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Peking Duk – Take Me Over feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch/Universal Music Australia)

Sia – Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)

The Veronicas – You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Vance Joy – Georgia (Liberation Music)

 

 

FINE ARTS AWARDS | ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015

 

Best Classical Album

WINNER: Tamara-Anna Cislowska – Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)

Amy Dickson – Island Songs (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)

Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Brandenburg Celebrates (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)

Grigoryan Brothers – This Time (Which Way Music)

Sally Whitwell – I Was Flying (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Jazz Album

WINNER: Barney McAll – Mooroolbark (ABC Jazz / Universal Music Australia)

Allan Browne Quintet – Ithaca Bound (Jazzhead / MGM Distribution)

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Quarters! (Flightless / Remote Control)

Paul Grabowsky – Solo (ABC Jazz / Universal Music Australia)

Sarah McKenzie – We Could Be Lovers (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album

WINNER: Various Artists – Beat The Drum – Celebrating 40 Years of triple j (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Ed Kuepper – Last Cab To Darwin (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Nigel Westlake – Paper Planes (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

Opera Australia – Bliss (Brett Dean / Amanda Holden / Peter Carey) (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)

Various Artists – The Water Diviner (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Universal Music Australia)

 

Best World Music Album

WINNER: Gurrumul – The Gospel Album (Skinnyfish Music / MGM)

Baby et Lulu – Album Deux (Independent / MGM)

Christine Anu – Island Christmas (Social Family Records / Universal Music Australia / The Orchard)

Genevieve Lacey / James Crabb – Heard This and Thought of You (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)

Joseph Tawadros – Truth Seekers, Lovers and Warriors (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

 

ARTISAN AWARDS | ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2015

Engineer Of The Year

WINNER: Kevin Parker for Tame Impala – Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)

Virginia Read for Australian Brandenburg Orchestra – Brandenburg Celebrates (ABC Classics / Universal Music Australia)

Adrian Breakspear and Peter Holz for Gang of Youths – Radioface (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

Mitch Kenny for Hermitude – Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)

Nick Didia for The Waifs – Beautiful You

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *