One of Australia’s greatest and most-loved bands are set to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame. The ARIA Awards, which will be held on 23 November, will celebrate Crowded House’s extraordinary career spanning 30 years and 6 studio albums.
It was back in early 1987 when Crowded House won the first ever ARIA Award for Best Video for ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’. They went on to win a further two ARIAs for Best New Talent and Song Of The Year for ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ at the inaugural ARIA Awards and have picked up a further eleven since.
Founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour say: “Since our formation in Melbourne and our first album release in 1986 we have enjoyed a special relationship with Australia, one that has strengthened and endured over the years. We feel truly blessed that our songs have become a valued part of peoples lives across generations. As a result, our affinity with fans and the music community here is unique and one we hold very close. We are delighted and honoured to accept the invitation to be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.”
‘Recurring Dream: The Very Best of Crowded House’ topped the Australian (8 weeks), New Zealand (8 weeks) and UK (2 weeks) albums charts and achieved 13x Platinum accreditation in Australia making it the highest selling Australian album of all time by a group.
Dan Rosen, ARIA Chief Executive Officer says, “On behalf of the ARIA Board, it is a great honour to announce that Crowded House will be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame at the 2016 ARIA Awards Presented By Telstra. Since the inaugural ARIA Awards in 1987, the Melbourne-formed band have been nominated for 36 ARIA Awards and have come the full circle since receiving the first ARIA Award ever presented for Best Video. What a thrill that our first ever ARIA Award winner will now be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame as part of our 30-year celebrations.”
Crowded House has been an inspiration to their contemporaries and generations of Australian artists. Their incredible legacy and perfect tunes continue to win devoted fans spanning all generations across the world, culminating recently with Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande delivering their glorious take of the Crowded House classic, ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ that has subsequently been viewed over 40 million times on YouTube.
Sydney is looking forward to celebrating 30 years of hosting the ARIA Awards which will also be broadcast on Network Ten. Stay tuned to www.ariaawards.com.au for all the 2016 ARIA Awards Presented By Telstra.