Winners of the 2011 ARIA Awards Announced

Details

BOY & BEAR TAKE HOME FIVE AWARDS!
GOTYE ADDS ANOTHER THREE!

Boy & Bear, Drapht, Gotye, Eskimo Joe, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Aria Awards, Aria Awards Tickets, Aria Sydney, Aria Awards Sydney, Aria Awards Sydney Tickets, Aria Awards Night, ARIA Awards, ARIA Awards Sydney Show, ARIA Awards Show, ARIA Awards Tickets, ARIA Awards Sydney, ARIA Awards Concert, ARIA Awards Concert Tickets, ARIA Awards Images, ARIA Awards Youtube, ARIA Awards Sydney Tickets, ARIA Awards Event, ARIA Awards Sydney Tix, ARIA Awards Tix, ARIA Awards Event Information, ARIA Awards Venue Information, ARIA Awards Parking Details

ART VS SCIENCE, BILLY THORPE, CUT COPY, DRAPHT, FRONT END LOADER, 
HAMISH & ANDY, KASEY CHAMBERS, KIMBRA, THE AUDREYS, THE LIVING END, CUT COPY, ALTIYAN CHILDS, GUY SEBASTIAN, BIRDS OF TOYKO ALL WIN AWARDS

The 2011 ARIA Awards were presented tonight in a star studded ceremony held at Allphones Arena in Sydney Olympic Park before a capacity audience comprised of members of industry heavy weights and music fans.

The event kicked off with a “hair raising” performance by West Australian MC, DRAPHT and included stunning performances by GOTYE and KIMBRABOY & BEARART vs SCIENCEGURRUMUL with MISSY HIGGINSCUT COPYTHE LIVING END and GUY SEBASTIAN, as well as a surprise appearance by DELTA GOODREM who performed a moving tribute to those artists who have passed away over the ARIA AWARDS’ 25 year history.

It was a special night for ARIA HALL OF FAME recipients, KYLIE MINOGUE and THE WIGGLES, both of whom shared the night with their family and friends.  PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD inducted our international pop princess, KYLIE MINOGUE, while Killing Time star, DAVID WENHAM took on the induction duties for THE WIGGLES.  It was a double celebration for THE WIGGLES who also took out BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM, their tenth, for Ukulele Baby!

Sydney quintet, BOY & BEAR, capped off a busy year by winning five ARIA AWARDS for their critically acclaimed, self-produced, debut album, Moonfire. The band, who has already won accolades like Rolling Stone’s Artist to Watch of 2010 and triple j’s Unearthed Artist of the Year, won BEST ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM, BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST – SINGLE, BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST – ALBUM, BEST GROUP and the coveted ALBUM OF THE YEAR for 2011.

Capping off an extraordinary year, GOTYE has taken out the much coveted ARIA AWARDS in the categories of SINGLE OF THE YEAR, BEST POP RELEASE and BEST MALE ARTIST adding to the three Awards (PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, BEST VIDEO and ENGINEER OF THE YEAR) already bestowed at the ARIA Awards Nominations Event in early October, all for the hit single, Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra). 

New Zealand born, KIMBRA, who rose to fame in 2011 for her work with GOTYE, has taken out her first solo ARIA AWARD as BEST FEMALE ARTIST for her debut album, Cameo Lover.

Singer/songwriter KASEY CHAMBERS has proven that she is Australia’s official Queen of Country Music taking out her ninth BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Award for her 5th solo album, Little Bird.






Billy Thorpe Tangier, Acer Arena, Events, Concerts, Shows, Entertainment, Experience, Sydney, Venue, Sydney Olympic ParkIn 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 GILLARDDAVID WENHAMSTEVIE NICKSRICHARD WILKINSCHRISSY AMPHLETTHAMISH & ANDYMISSY HIGGINSJOEL & BENJI MADDENNOAH TAYLORDELTA GOODREMTOM BALLARD & ALEX DYSONIVA DAVIESRUBY ROSEJAMES KERLEYKATIE NOONANADAM HILLSRICKI-LEE COULTERERIN 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
Allphones Arena
Sydney Olympic Park

www.ariaawards.com.au 
http://facebook.com/aria.official 
http://twitter.com/aria_official

Newsletter

Personalise your experience by telling us what you like, and we'll keep you in the know with regular updates on upcoming events, the latest Arena news, and promotional offers and pre-sales.

*
My Preferences