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2017 ARIA Award Winners

Without a doubt, 2017’s ARIA Awards was one for the ages. Not only were the winners rightly chosen, but the list of nominees this year were all deserving in each their own way. Last night, the 31st ARIAs Awards took over Sydney with both Gang of Youth and Amy Shark sweeping the most statues.

Golden girl, Amy Shark, took home Breakthrough Artist and Best Pop Release, while Gang of Youths smashed the evening, being awarded Apple Music Album of the Year, Best Rock Album and Best Group. Other notable winners include

Sia, once again, knocked out Best Female Artist while Harry Styles was finally able to receive Best International Artist in person—adding to his collection of One Direction’s multiple gongs in said category. Paul Kelly was another notable winner on the night, being accoladed for Best Male Artist and Best Contemporary Artist—rounding out of the biggest years for the acclaimed Australian singer-songwriters.

See the full list of winner from the 2017 ARIA Awards below. To see who just missed out, go HERE to see the nominees list.

2017 ARIA Award Winners

Apple Music Album of the Year

Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’

Breakthrough Artist

Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’

Best Male Artist

Paul Kelly – ‘Life Is Fine’

Best Blues & Roots Album

All Our Exes Live In Texas – ‘When We Fall’

Best Independent Release

A.B Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’

Best Female Artist

Sia – The Greatest

Best Country Album

Kasey Chambers – ‘Dragonfly’

Best Dance Release

Pnau – Chameleon

Best Children’s Album

Jimmy Barnes – ‘Och Aye the G’Nu!’

Best Rock Album

Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Paul Kelly – ‘Life Is Fine’

Best Urban Album

A.B Original – ‘Reclaim Australia’

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Northlane – ‘Mesmer’

Best Group

Gang Of Youths – ‘Go Farther In Lightness’

Best Pop Release

Amy Shark – ‘Night Thinker’

Best Video

Bliss N Eso – Moments

Best Australian Live Act


Apple Music Song Of The Year

Peking Duk – Stranger (feat. Elliphant)

Best International Artist

Harry Styles – ‘Harry Styles’

Written by Jake Wilton