the ARIA's,Australian Recording Industry Association, our equivelant of the Brits and the Grammy's were conducted on sunday night and the major winners are as follows:
BEST MALE ARTIST: Gotye
BEST FEMALE ARTIST: Kimbra
BEST GROUP: Boy & Bear
BEST AUST ARTIST: Birds Of Tokyo
BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST: Pink
BEST COUNTRY ARTIST: Casey Chambers
BEST ALBUM: Boy & Bear "moonfire"
BEST SINGLE: Gotye "somebody that i used to know"
BEST POP SONG: Gotye "somebody that i used to know"
BEST ALT. ALBUM: Boy & Bear "moonfire"
BEST BLUES/ROOTS ALBUM: The Audreys "sometimes the stars"
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM: Casey Chambers "little bird"
BEST INDI ALBUM: Art Vs Science "the experiment"
BEST URBAN ALBUM: Drapht "the life of riley"
POSTHUMOUS AWARD: Billy Thorpe "tangier"
LIFETIME AWARDS: Kylie Minogue/The Wiggles
i have posted the Boy & Bear, Gotye,Billy Thorpe and Casey Chambers albums in the threads, all three came out in the high like ratings and are justifiable winners IMO,
Pink has always been more popular here than any other country per head of population, so her winning is no surprise.
i dont like Art Vs Science or Drapht so i have not listened to their respective albums.
The Audreys...have not heard enough of them to form an opinion as yet.
Birds Of Tokyo...only have one album which is ok, not good enough for me to investigate further
LIFETIME AWARDS winners...
Kylie Minogue....i dont like kylie but for the best part of 25yrs has had numerous hits both here and in europe, so i guess she deserves it
The Wiggles....well, these guys have sold over 25million albums worldwide,plus dvds,live shows and a popular childrens programme, guess they have paid their dues?!, but its got to be embarrassing for 'true artists' who have yet to be inducted here!
Gotye also recieved three other awards for his album(production,engineering,artwork)
Casey Chambers 'country album' award was her 5th in that catagory...a record!..pretty sure she only has around six albums??
The Wiggles recieved their 10th ARIA this year!