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The 21st Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAs) were held on 28 October 2007 at the Acer Arena at the Sydney Olympic Park complex.[1] Rove McManus was the host of the event. The nominees for all categories were announced on 19 September, while the winners of the Artisan Awards were announced on that same day.[1]

2007 ARIA Music Awards
Date28 October 2007 (2007-10-28)
VenueAcer Arena,
Sydney, New South Wales
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNetwork Ten


Awards and nominationsEdit

All nominees are shown in plain, with winners shown in bold.[1]

ARIA AwardsEdit

Album of the Year
Single of the Year
Best Male Artist
Best Female Artist
Best Group
Best Adult Contemporary Album
Best Blues & Roots Album
Best Children's Album
Best Comedy Release
Best Country Album
Best Dance Release
Best Independent Release
Best Music DVD
Best Pop Release
Best Rock Album
Best Urban Release
Breakthrough Artist – Album
Breakthrough Artist – Single
Highest Selling Album
Highest Selling Single
Channel [V] Oz Artist Of The Year

Fine Arts AwardsEdit

Best Classical Album
Best Jazz Album
Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Album
Best World Album

Artisan AwardsEdit

The Artisan Award winners were announced on 19 September.[1] The winners are shown in bold, other nominees are in plain.[1]

Producer of the Year
Engineer of the Year
Best Cover Art
Best Video

ARIA Hall Of Fame InducteesEdit

The following were inducted into the 2007 ARIA Hall of Fame on 18 July:[2]

Added to these inductees on 28 October, was:[1]

Instead of a traditional acceptance speech, Cave noted that he didn't understand why he was inducted and the Bad Seeds weren't. Due to the membership of Tomas Wylder (Switzerland), Jim Sclavunos (United States), and James Johnston (UK), the band does not qualify as Australian. In rebellion against this ruling, Cave unofficially inducted Mick Harvey, Warren Ellis, Conway Savage and Martyn P. Casey of the Bad Seeds; as well as Rowland S. Howard and Tracy Pew of the Birthday Party; "by the power vested in [him] by this award". Cave did not name Hugo Race of the Bad Seeds nor Phill Calvert of The Birthday Party, who are Australian, in his unofficial induction. He did, however, close by thanking his mother, wife and sons.


It was announced that the following artists were the special performers of the event:[3]

Main ShowEdit



The broadcast of the 2007 awards was controversial; it was revealed by Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)'s Media Watch that Channel 10 had used subliminal advertising—which is illegal under Australian Media and Broadcasting rules—TEN disputed the finding, however their defence was also criticised by Media Watch, as demonstrating ignorance of these rules.[4]


  1. ^ Despite Hi-5's album Wow! being an official nomination for Best Children's Album, it isn't listed on the ARIA Awards website under this category.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2007: 21st Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 18 November 2007. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  2. ^ "ARIA Presents the 2007 ARIA Hall of Fame" (PDF). ARIA. 6 May 2007. Archived from the original (pdf) on 19 December 2008.
  3. ^ - News, Entertainment, Lifestyle and Opinion for GLBT Australia, USA, Canada, UK, Europe, Asia and South America Archived 16 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Flash Dance". Media Watch. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 5 November 2007. Archived from the original on 22 March 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2008.

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