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2019 ARIA Awards: The Winners

2019 ARIA Awards: The Winners

Capping off an extraordinary year for the Australian music industry, newcomer Tones and I cleaned up at the 2019 ARIA Awards taking home a total of 4 ARIAs including Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Breakthrough Artist presented by PPCA and Best Independent Release. She also performed her international, record-breaking smash hit ‘Dance Monkey’, which has achieved an incredible 1 billion streams to date…and still rising.

Held at the The Star Event Centre (Sydney), the event was hosted by Guy Sebastian who had a great night too. Sebastian walked away with Best Video and Song Of The Year presented by YouTube Music for ‘Choir’ in what was a surprise to some, including himself. He closed the show with a stellar performance of the chart-topping hit and ensured there wasn’t a dry eye left in the house by the end of the night.


Album Of The Year: Dean Lewis – A Place We Knew
Best Male Artist: Dean Lewis – A Place We Knew
Best Female Artist: Tones And I – Dance Monkey
Best Dance Release: RÜFÜS DU SOL – Solace
Best Group: The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow
Breakthrough Artist presented by PPCA: Tones And I – Dance Monkey
Best Pop Release: Tones And I – Dance Monkey
Best Hip Hop Release presented by Hennessy: Sampa The Great – Final Form
Best Soul/R&B Release: Kaiit – Miss Shiney
Best Independent Release: Tones And I – The Kids Are Coming
Best Rock Album: Amyl and The Sniffers – Amyl and The Sniffers
Best Adult Contemporary Album: Paul Kelly – Nature
Best Country Album: Morgan Evans – Things That We Drink To
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album: Northlane – Alien
Best Blues & Roots Album: The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow
Best Children’s Album: Dan Sultan – Nali & Friends
Best Comedy Release: Arj Barker – Organic


Best Video presented by YouTube Music: Guy Sebastian – Choir
Best Australian Live Act: Hilltop Hoods – The Great Expanse World Tour
Song Of The Year presented by YouTube Music: Guy Sebastian – Choir
Best International Artist: Taylor Swift – Lover
Telstra ARIA Music Teacher of the Year: Antonio Chiappetta, St Andrews College, Marayong


Best Cover Art: Emilie Pfitznerfor Thelma Plum – Better In Blak
Engineer Of The Year: Sam Teskey for The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow
Producer Of The Year: Dann Hume for Matt Corby – Rainbow Valley
Best Classical Album: Paul Kelly, James Ledger – Thirteen Ways To Look At Birds
Best Jazz Album: Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky – TRYST
Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album: V/A – The Recording Studio
Best World Music Album: Melbourne Ska Orchestra – One Year Of Ska

Raw backstage footage © Danny Canak

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