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The ARIA Music Award for Best Pop Release, is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres",[1] since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry."[2] To be eligible, "the recording must be directed at contemporary hit radio or Top 40 formats." The accolade is voted for by a judging academy, which comprises 1000 members from different areas of the music industry, and is given to an artist who is either from Australia or an Australian resident.[3]

ARIA Award for Best Pop Release
Presented byAustralian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)
First awarded1994
Currently held byAmy Shark, Love Monster (2018)

The award for Best Pop Release was first presented to Peter Andre in 1994, for his album of the same name.[4] Kylie Minogue has received four wins from ten nominations, more than any other artist, for "Where the Wild Roses Grow" (with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) in 1996, "Spinning Around" in 2000, Light Years in 2001 and Fever in 2002.[4]

Winners and nomineesEdit

In the following table, the winner is highlighted in a separate colour, and in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.

  Winner marked in a separate colour
Year Winner(s) Album/single title
Peter Andre Peter Andre
Bellydance One Blood
Girlfriend It's Up to You
Sound Unlimited "One More From the City"
Toni Pearen "I Want You"
Tina Arena "Chains"
Kulcha Kulcha
Mental As Anything "Mr Natural"
Merril Bainbridge "Mouth"
Tlot Tlot "The Girlfriend Song"
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Kylie Minogue "Where the Wild Roses Grow"
Christine Anu "Come On"
Hoodoo Gurus Blue Cave
Swoop The Woxo Principle
Tina Arena "Wasn't It Good"
Savage Garden "To the Moon and Back"
Deni Hines "I'm Not in Love"
Human Nature Telling Everybody
Rani Always On My Mind
Snout The New Pop Dialogue
Natalie Imbruglia Left of the Middle
Kylie Minogue Impossible Princess
The Mavis's Pink Pills
Snout Circle High and Wide
The Whitlams Eternal Nightcap
Savage Garden "The Animal Song"
Bachelor Girl Waiting for the Day
Deadstar "Run Baby Run"
Human Nature Counting Down
Taxiride "Get Set"
Kylie Minogue "Spinning Around"
Frenzal Rhomb "Never Had So Much Fun"
Savage Garden Affirmation
Spiderbait "Glokenpop"
Vanessa Amorosi Absolutely Everybody
Kylie Minogue Light Years
Christine Anu Come My Way
Invertigo "Chances Are"
Madison Avenue The Polyester Embassy
Vanessa Amorosi The Power
Kylie Minogue Fever
Disco Montego "Beautiful"
George Polyserena
Holly Valance "Kiss Kiss"
The Whitlams Torch the Moon
Delta Goodrem Innocent Eyes
Amiel Audio Out
The Androids "Do It with Madonna"
Dannii Minogue Neon Nights
Kylie Minogue "Come Into My World"
Missy Higgins "Scar"
Delta Goodrem "Not Me, Not I"
Kylie Minogue Body Language
Pete Murray "So Beautiful"
The Dissociatives The Dissociatives
Missy Higgins The Sound of White
Ben Lee Awake Is the New Sleep
Kylie Minogue "I Believe in You"
Sarah Blasko The Overture & the Underscore
Thirsty Merc "Someday, Someday"
The Veronicas The Secret Life of...
Ben Lee "Into the Dark"
Josh Pyke Feeding the Wolves
Rogue Traders Here Come the Drums
Shannon Noll Lift
Sarah Blasko What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have
Evermore "Light Surrounding You"
Kate Miller-Heidke Little Eve
Missy Higgins On a Clear Night
Operator Please "Just a Song About Ping Pong"
Gabriella Cilmi Lessons to Be Learned
Kylie Minogue X
Operator Please Yes Yes Vindictive
Sam Sparro "Black and Gold"
The Veronicas Hook Me Up
Empire of the Sun Walking on a Dream
Jessica Mauboy Been Waiting
Kate Miller-Heidke Curiouser
Ladyhawke Ladyhawke
Sarah Blasko As Day Follows Night
Sia We Are Born
Bluejuice Head of the Hawk
Empire of the Sun "Half Mast (Slight Return)"
Guy Sebastian Like It Like That
Kylie Minogue Aphrodite
Gotye featuring Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know"
Architecture in Helsinki Moment Bends
Guy Sebastian featuring Eve "Who's That Girl"
Gypsy & the Cat Gilgamesh
Washington "Holy Moses"
Gotye Making Mirrors
Guy Sebastian featuring Lupe Fiasco "Battle Scars"
Jessica Mauboy "Gotcha"
Kimbra Vows
San Cisco Awkward
Guy Sebastian Armageddon
Empire of the Sun Ice on the Dune
San Cisco San Cisco
The Preatures Is This How You Feel?
Vance Joy God Loves You When You're Dancing
Sia 1000 Forms of Fear
5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer
Andy Bull Sea of Approval
Justice Crew "Que Sera"
Sheppard Bombs Away
Jarryd James "Do You Remember"
Conrad Sewell "Start Again"
Sia "Elastic Heart"
Tame Impala "Let It Happen"
Vance Joy Dream Your Life Away
Flume "Never Be Like You" (featuring Kai)
Illy "Papercuts" (featuring Vera Blue)
Sia This Is Acting
The Veronicas "In My Blood"
Troye Sivan Blue Neighbourhood
Amy Shark Night Thinker
Dean Lewis "Waves"
Jessica Mauboy "Fallin’"
Sia "The Greatest" (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
Vera Blue Perennial
Amy Shark Love Monster
5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood
Dean Lewis "Be Alright"
Jack River Sugar Mountain
Troye Sivan Bloom


  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2011 overview". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  2. ^ "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  3. ^ "ARIA 2011 - Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners By Award - 27th ARIA Awards 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 1 March 2014.

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