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ARIA Music Awards of 2006

The 20th annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) were held on 29 October 2006 at the Acer Arena at the Sydney Olympic Park complex.[1][2] Presenters on the night included James Mathison, Johnny Knoxville, Jesse McCartney and John Mayer.

2006 ARIA Music Awards
Date29 October 2006 (2006-10-29)
VenueAcer Arena,
Sydney, New South Wales
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNetwork Ten

Axle Whitehead controversyEdit

Video Hits host Axle Whitehead exposed himself and simulated masturbation on an ARIA trophy as the winners of the awards for Highest Selling Single and Highest Selling Album made their way to the stage in front of an audience of up to 10,000.[3] The incident was edited from the telecast of the awards.[3] Whitehead announced three days after the awards that he had resigned from Network Ten.[3]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Winners are highlighted in bold, other final nominees shown in plain.[1]

ARIA AwardsEdit

Artisan AwardsEdit

Fine Arts AwardsEdit

Hall of Fame inducteesEdit

The following artists were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on 16 August 2006, which was broadcast on 20 August:[4]

Inducted on 29 October:[5]


The following artists performed on stage during the 2006 ARIA Awards:[5]

Channel V Oz Artist of the Year awardEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2006: 20th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Australia 2006 ARIA Awards". Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b c "Axle exposed to Ten's rage". The Daily Telegraph. News Corporation. 31 October 2006. Archived from the original on 30 April 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2006.
  4. ^ Fantin, Viv (12 August 2006). "Stars Line Up for ARIA Hall of Fame" (Portable Document Format (PDF)). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 17 April 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ a b Eliezer, Christie (30 October 2006). "Debut winners dominate ARIA Awards". Business solutions. Retrieved 17 April 2010.