The 34th Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (ARIAs) are set to take place in Sydney this November. The nominees have been revealed.
The Aussie music act leading the nominations this year is Sydney pop-rock duo, Lime Cordiale. The brothers, Oli and Louis Leimbach, have received an astounding eight nominations including Best Group, Song Of The Year for their hit single ‘Robbery’ and Album Of The Year for their album ‘14 Steps To A Better You’ which debuted at number one on the charts.
Next up with a staggering 7 nominations is one-man-band Tame Impala. Tame Impala’s album ‘The Slow Rush’ is currently the highest-selling album of the year and has amassed over 790 million streams globally. The categories include the nominations of Kevin Parker, who records as Tame Impala, for Engineer Of The Year and Producer Of The Year.
Last year’s winner of Best Hip Hop Release, Sampa The Great, is up for six ARIAs this year including Best Female Artist, Best Hip Hop Release and Album Of The Year for ‘The Return’. Sampa The Great made ARIA history last year as the first woman of colour to win the award for Best Hip Hop Release. She used her platform at the 2019 awards to call out the Australian music industry’s lack of diversity.
Talented ARIA newcomer Miiesha is nominated for five awards for her debut album Nyaaringu which translates to “what happened” in Pitjantjatjara. The young R&B performer, who hails from the small Aboriginal community of Woorabinda in Central Queensland, ties the album’s tracks together through the common themes in her life, her community and her people.
In a statement regarding this year in music, ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said, “Our industry has taken a hit, but the creativity of our local artists has not. Our artists have shown great resilience and their music has helped many Australians get through these tough times.”
This year’s ARIAs are set to air on Channel 9 and YouTube on Wednesday 25th November. The show, which is being held at The Star Event Centre in Sydney, will be done a little differently to past years as this ceremony will have no live audience.
View the full list of nominees here.