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The 32nd Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAs) are a series of award ceremonies which include the 2018 ARIA Artisan Awards, ARIA Hall of Fame Awards, ARIA Fine Arts Awards and the ARIA Awards. The ARIA Awards ceremony was held on 28 November 2018 and broadcast from the Star Event Centre, Sydney around Australia on the Nine Network.[1]

2018 ARIA Music Awards
Date28 November 2018 (2018-11-28)
VenueStar Event Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
Most awards
Most nominationsAmy Shark (9)
Websitewww.ariaawards.com.au
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNine Network

On 25 September 2018 it was announced that Keith Urban would host the event.[2][3] Final nominations were provided on 11 October 2018.[4] At the same time ARIA presented trophies for the winners of the Artisan and Fine Arts awards.[5] In total Amy Shark won four categories from nine nominations, while Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu posthumously won four from seven nominations.[1][6]

Country music singer-songwriter and musician, Kasey Chambers, was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by Paul Kelly.[1][6] Fellow singers, Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, and Amy Sheppard provided their rendition of "Not Pretty Enough".[6] Chambers, who had also won her ninth Best Country Album for Campfire, performed the answer song, "Ain't No Little Girl".

PerformersEdit

Nominees and winnersEdit

ARIA AwardsEdit

Album of the Year Best Group
Best Male Artist Best Female Artist
Best Adult Contemporary Album Best Urban Release
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album Best Rock Album
Best Blues & Roots Album Best Country Album
Best Pop Release Best Dance Release
Breakthrough Artist Best Independent Release
Best Children's Album

Public votedEdit

Song of the Year Best Video
Best Australian Live Act Best International Artist
Music Teacher of the Year

Fine Arts AwardsEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface; other final nominees are listed alphabetically by artists' first name.[5]

Best Classical Album
Best Jazz Album
Best World Music Album
Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album
Best Comedy Release

Artisan AwardsEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface; other final nominees are listed alphabetically by artists' first name.[5]

Producer of the Year
Engineer of the Year
Best Cover Artist

ARIA Hall of Fame inducteeEdit

When Kasey Chambers was announced as the ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, in mid-November, she responded, "I am so proud to have been able to create the music I love in a way that has always felt so true and authentic to me and to have it reach so many people. [... It] is one of the greatest honours I could possibly imagine and I am so humbled to get the chance on the night to share the journey this little country singer from the Nullarbor has actually had."[11]

At the ceremony Chambers was inducted by sometime collaborator, producer and fellow Hall of Famer, Paul Kelly, who recited a specially written poem for her and then accompanied her on keyboards.[12] Fellow singers, Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, and Amy Sheppard provided their rendition of Chambers' track, "Not Pretty Enough" and she responded with "Ain't No Little Girl".[6] In her acceptance speech she referenced her parents, "My mum has taught me over the years that being a bitch doesn't make you strong, and being strong doesn't make you a bitch. It's knowing the difference between the two [...] My dad said to me once, 'just don’t be a dickhead'. It's been the best advice to follow … You don't have to drag other people down to get to the top."[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (28 November 2018). "And the ARIA Award Goes To..." Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  2. ^ "KEITH URBAN TO HOST 2018 ARIA AWARDS". auspOp. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Keith Urban to host the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards". The Music Network. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  4. ^ Harmon, Steph (10 October 2018). "Aria awards 2018: Amy Shark and Courtney Barnett lead nominations". the Guardian. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (11 October 2018). "2018 ARIA Award Nominees Announced". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Harmon, Steph (28 November 2018). "Aria awards 2018: Amy Shark, Gurrumul and Kasey Chambers win big in moving ceremony". Guardian Australia. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  7. ^ Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (9 November 2018). "Rita Ora to perform at the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  8. ^ Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (12 November 2018). "5 Seconds of Summer to perform at the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  9. ^ Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (15 November 2018). "More artists announced to perform at the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  10. ^ Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (23 November 2018). "George Ezra to perform at the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  11. ^ Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (13 November 2018). "Kasey Chambers to be inducted into ARIA Hall of Fame". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  12. ^ McCabe, Kathy (28 November 2018). "ARIA Awards 2018: All the winners, performances from Aussie music's big night". The Herald Sun. Retrieved 30 November 2018.

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