2011 ARIA Awards – Winners

28 Nov

Another Award was held last night, November 27 in Sidney Australia
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) celebrated 25 years of awarding Australian musicians with the annual ARIA Awards.
Gotye with got six and Boy & Bear with five Gongs proved to be the big winners of the night, I know many of you haven’t heard about them, but they are quite good.
Celebrating its 25th year, the ARIA’s also paid tribute to The Wiggles and Kylie Minogue with both acts inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.

2011 ARIA Awards – Winners Full List

Album of the Year
WINNER: Boy and Bear – Moonfire
Cut Copy – Zonoscope
Eskimo Joe – Ghosts of the Past
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Rrakala
Grinderman – 2

Single of the Year
Birds of Tokyo – ‘Wild at Heart’
Boy and Bear – ‘Feeding Line’
Drapht – ‘Rapunzel’
WINNER: Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
Guy Sebastian – ‘Who’s That Girl’ (feat. Eve)
The Jezabels – ‘Dark Storm’

Best Male Artist
Gareth Liddiard
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Josh Pyke

Best Female Artist
Clare Bowditch
Kasey Chambers
WINNER: Kimbra

Best Group
Birds of Tokyo
WINNER: Boy and Bear
Eskimo Joe
The Living End

Breakthrough Artist – Album
WINNER: Boy and Bear – Moonfire
Drapht – The Life of Riley
Gypsy and The Cat – Gilgamesh
Oh Mercy – Great Barrier Grief
The Middle East – I Want That You Are Always Happy

Breakthrough Artist – Single
WINNER: Boy and Bear – ‘Feeding Line’
Drapht – ‘Rapunzel’
Havana Brown – ‘We Run The Night’
The Jezabels – ‘Dark Storm’
Zoe Badwi – ‘Freefallin”

Best Independent Release
WINNER: Art vs Science – The Experiment
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Rrakala
John Butler Trio – Live At Red Rocks
Tex Perkins and the Dark Horses – Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses
The Jezabels – Dark Storm

Best Adult Alternative Album
WINNER: Boy and Bear – Moonfire
Grinderman – 2
Little Red – Midnight Remember
Seeker Lover Keeper – Seeker Lover Keeper
The Panics – Rain On The Humming Wire

Best Adult Contemporary Album
WINNER: Billy Thorpe – Billy Thorpe’s Tangier
Colin Hay – Gathering Mercury
Damien Leith – Roy
John Farnham – Jack
Mark Seymour and the Undertow – Undertow

Best Blues & Roots Album
Backsliders – Starvation Box
Blue King Brown – Worldwize Part 1 – North and South
John Butler Trio – Live At Red Rocks
WINNER: The Audreys – Sometimes The Stars
The Waifs – Temptation

Best Children’s Album
Dirtgirlworld – Dig It
Hi-5 – Turn The Music Up
Holly Throsby – See!
Play School – Let’s Play Together
WINNER: The Wiggles – Ukulele Baby!

Best Comedy Release
Adam Hills – Inflatable
Buddy Goode – The One and Only Buddy Goode
WINNER: Hamish & Andy – Celebrating 50 Glorious Years
Josh Thomas – Josh Thomas ‘Surprise’: Warehouse Comedy Festival
Tim Minchin – Tim Minchin & The Heritage Orchestra

Best Country Album
Jasmine Rae – Listen Here
WINNER: Kasey Chambers – Little Bird
Keith Urban – Get Closer
Shane Nicholson – Bad Machines
Troy Cassar-Daley – Live

Best Dance Release
Bag Raiders – ‘Bag Raiders’
WINNER: Cut Copy – ‘Zonoscope’
Miami Horror – ‘Illumination’
Pnau – ‘Soft Universe’
The Potbelleez – ‘From the Music’

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Coerce – Ethereal Surrogate Saviour
Cosmic Psychos – Glorius Barsteds
Dream On Dreamer – Heartbound
Floatingme – Floatingme
WINNER: Front End Loader – Ritardando

Best Pop Release
Architecture in Helsinki – ‘Moment Bends’
WINNER: Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ (feat. Kimbra)
Guy Sebastian – ‘Who’s That Girl’ (feat. Eve)
Gypsy and the Cat – ‘Gilgamesh’
Washington – ‘Holy Moses’

Best Rock Album
Children Collide – Theory Of Everything
Eskimo Joe – Ghosts Of The Past
Jebediah – Kosciuszko
Papa Vs Pretty – United In Isolation
WINNER: The Living End – The Ending Is Just The Beginning Repeating

Best Urban Album
WINNER: Drapht – The Life Of Riley
Illy – The Chase
Koolism – The Umu
Phrase – Babylon
Vents – Marked For Death

Highest Selling Album
WINNER: Altiyan Childs – Altiyan Childs
Angus and Julia Stone – Down The Way
Birds Of Tokyo – Birds of Tokyo
Keith Urban – Get Closer
Various – He Will Have His Way – The Songs of Tim & Neil Finn

Highest Selling Single
Birds of Tokyo – ‘Plans’
Gotye – ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ (feat. Kimbra)
WINNER: Guy Sebastian – ‘Who’s that Girl’ (feat. Eve)
Havana Brown – ‘We Run The Night’
Jessica Mauboy – ‘Saturday Night’ (feat. Ludacris)

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2011 ARIA Awards – Video


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