In an ARIA AWARDS first, the legendary BILLY THORPE has posthumously won an ARIA AWARD for his final masterpiece, Tangier. Collecting the ARIA AWARD on the night were Billy’s wife, Lynn, and daughters Lauren and Rusty.
Two-time ARIA AWARD winners, THE AUDREYS, collected their third BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM, for their third album, Sometimes the Stars.
Sydney three-piece, ART VS SCIENCE, who in 2008 were named triple j’s Unearthed Artist of the Year, tonight added their first ARIA AWARD to their mantles for their debut album, The Experiment, taking out the Award for BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE.
West Australian MC, DRAPHT, whose album The Life of Riley debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Album Chart, has taken out his first ARIA AWARD for BEST URBAN ALBUM.
Three time ARIA Award winners, THE LIVING END, added two more pointy trophies to their collection taking out the hotly contested BEST ROCK ALBUM Award for their 6th long player, The End is Just the Beginning Repeating. The hard-rocking threesome also took out the inaugural ARIA Public Voted Award, presented by HP and Intel, in the category of MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN LIVE ARTIST.
Radio and TV funny men, and all round nice guys, HAMISH & ANDY have won their second BEST COMEDY RELEASE ARIA Award, this time for their Celebrating 50 Glorious Years Album.
Sydney hard rock outfit, FRONT END LOADER, won their first ARIA Award today taking out the BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM AWARD and Melbourne dance outfit, CUT COPY, also took out their first Award for BEST DANCE RELEASE.
Taking out the Awards for HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM of 2011 was ALTIYAN CHILDS for his self titled debut album and four-time ARIA No. 1 Chart Award and ARIA Award winner, GUY SEBASTIAN took out the HIGHEST SELLING SINGLE Award for Who’s That Girl?
The people have spoken! In the Public Voted ARIA Awards presented by HP and Intel music fans have made their voices - and choices – heard!
Last year’s BEST ROCK ALBUM winner, BIRDS OF TOKYO, took out the Award for MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN ARTIST, and (almost) honorary Australian, P!NK, took the honours as MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST as voted by the Australian public.
ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) proudly congratulates all the winners in the 2011 ARIA Awards season.
The 2011 ARIA AWARDS were presented by PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD, DAVID WENHAM, STEVIE NICKS, RICHARD WILKINS, CHRISSY AMPHLETT, HAMISH & ANDY, MISSY HIGGINS, JOEL & BENJI MADDEN, NOAH TAYLOR, DELTA GOODREM, TOM BALLARD & ALEX DYSON, IVA DAVIES, RUBY ROSE, JAMES KERLEY, KATIE NOONAN, ADAM HILLS, RICKI-LEE COULTER, ERIN McNAUGHT and MOLLY MELDRUM.
The 2011 ARIA Awards were broadcast on GO! at 7.30pm on Sunday, 27 November and, for the first time streamed, on any 3G mobile, thanks to Optus, on ariaawards.mobi.
For full details of 2011 ARIA Award winners please see below or go to www.ariaawards.com.au.
2011 ARIA Awards
Sunday, 27 November, 2011
Sydney Olympic Park