Flume has been crowned the king of the 2013 ARIA Awards after picking up four awards at the event which was held at Sydney’s Star Event Centre on 1st December. Flume won Best Male, Best Dance Album, Breakthrough Artist – Release, and the previously announced Producer Of The Year. This caps off an extraordinary year for the Australian music industry which saw thirteen Australian albums go to number one, making it the most successful year for Australian albums in ARIA Charts history.
Guests were treated to a spectacular performance by Flume and special guest Isabella Manfredi from The Preatures delivering an epic rendition of ‘The Greatest View’, a song Flume originally wrote for Intel. Other performers included ARIA Award winners Jessica Mauboy and Samantha Jade as well as ARIA-nominated artists Birds Of Tokyo, Vance Joy, Bliss N Eso and Sheppard, as well as spectacular DJ sets from Alison Wonderland, Stafford Brothers, The Faders and The Potbelleez. ARIA Album Of The Year recipients, Tame Impala closed the night in-style with a performance of their track ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’.
International superstar Alicia Keys delivered a truly captivating performance of her hit single ‘Girl On Fire’ and her brand new single, ‘Brand New Me’ and Lorde capped off her stellar year performing for the very first time on Australian TV and blowing the audience away with her gold-selling single ‘Team’.
In amongst the celebrations, the Australian music industry reflected on the passing of two dearly loved and respected ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductees, Mr Yunupingu and Chrissy Amphlett, who was paid homage to by a spellbinding performance of ‘Pleasure And Pain’ by ARIA Award winning artists, Hayley Mary from The Jezabels and Sally Whitwell.
Beloved Australian duo, Russell Hitchcock and Graham Russell, better known as Air Supply, the band that have been delivering impeccably produced love songs for almost four decades, were inducted in to the ARIA Hall Of Fame to an overwhelming and rousing reaction from the crowd while the very first ARIA Industry Icon Award was presented to Michael Gudisnki.
Some of the guests on the black carpet included: Alicia Keys, Clare Bowditch, Cody Simpson, Connie Mitchell (Sneaky Sound System), Dan & Maz (Today Network), Gossling, Jessica Gomes, James Kerley, John Butler, Joseph Tawadros, Josh Pyke, Kate Peck, Katie Noonan, Kram (Spiderbait), McAlister Kemp, Missy Higgins, Nina Las Vegas (triple j), Phil Jamieson, Richard Wilkins, Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins, Samantha Jade, Smallzy (Nova), Stafford Brothers, Sussan Mourad, Tim Blackwell (Nova) and ARIA Award recipients for Best Comedy Release, Tom and Alex (triple j).
2013 ARIA AWARD WINNERS:
Best Dance Album
Breakthrough Artist – Release
Producer Of The Year
TAME IMPALA ‘LONERISM’
Album Of The Year
Best Rock Album
GUY SEBASTIAN ‘ARMAGEDDON’
Best Pop Release
Best Australian Live Act (Get Along Tour)
NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS ‘ PUSH THE SKY AWAY’
Best Independent Release
Best Adult Contemporary Album
JESSICA MAUBOY ‘TO THE END OF THE EARTH’
Best Female Artist
MATT CORBY ‘RESOLUTION’
ARIA Song Of The Year
RUSSELL MORRIS ‘SHARKMOUTH’
Best Blues and Roots Album
JUSTINE CLARKE ‘A LITTLE DAY OUT WITH JUSTINE CLARKE’
Best Children’s Album
TOM & ALEX ‘THE BITS WE’RE LEAST ASHAMED OF’ (triple j)
Best Comedy Release
KASEY CHAMBERS AND SHANE NICHOLSON ‘WRECK & RUIN’
Best Country Album
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
ILLY ‘BRING IT BACK’
Best Urban Album
SAMANTHA JADE ‘FIRESTARTER’
Directed by Christopher Frey
ONE DIRECTION ‘TAKE ME HOME’
Best International Artist
AIR SUPPLY: ARIA Hall Of Fame
MICHAEL GUDINSKI: ARIA Industry Icon Award
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