Amy Shark and Genesis Owusu lead the nominations for this year's ARIA Awards

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 11:31am

By Ali Hill

The Awards ceremony will take place in Sydney in November.

The ARIA Award nominations for 2021 are out with Amy Shark and Genesis Owusu leading the pack with six noms each; including Album of the Year, Video of the Year, and the new gender-neutral award for Best Artist.


 
The Kid Laroi ft. Justin Bieber, Tones & I, Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue, Masked Wolf, Ngaiire, Vance Joy, and Budjerah are also up against Amy Shark and Genesis Owusu for Best Artist.  

There are 10 artists up for Song of the Year including Dean Lewis, Tones & I, and Vance Joy. 

Midnight Oil & First Nations Collaborators have been nominated for 5 awards including Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, and Best Group.



And AC/DC is nominated for a few awards including Best Group and Best Rock Album with Power Up. 


The ARIAs broadcast live from Sydney on Wednesday 24 November on 9 Now and live-streamed on YouTube. 

If you missed the announcement - you can watch it right here.


2021 ARIA Award Nominees

Album Of The Year
Amy Shark - Cry Forever
Genesis Owusu - Smiling with No Teeth
Midnight Oil - The Makarrata Project
The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You
Tones And I - Welcome to the Madhouse

Best Artist
Amy Shark - Cry Forever
Budjerah - Budjerah (EP)
Genesis Owusu - Smiling with No Teeth
Keith Urban - The Speed Of Now Part 1
Kylie Minogue - Disco
Masked Wolf - Astronaut In The Ocean
Ngaiire - 3
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber - Stay
Tones And I - Welcome to the Madhouse
Vance Joy - Missing Piece

Best Dance Release
Cosmo's Midnight - Yesteryear
Dom Dolla - Pump The Brakes
Jolyon Petch - Dreams
KLP & Stace Cadet - People Happy
RÜFÜS DU SOL - Alive

Best Group
AC/DC - Power Up
Gang Of Youths - The Angel of 8th Ave.
Midnight Oil - The Makarrata Project
RÜFÜS DU SOL - Alive
The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You

Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist
Budjerah - Budjerah (EP)
Gretta Ray - Begin To Look Around
Masked Wolf - Astronaut In The Ocean
MAY-A -Don't Kiss Ur Friends
Ngaiire - 3

Best Pop Release
Amy Shark - Cry Forever
The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You
The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber - Stay
Tones And I - Fly Away
Vance Joy - Missing Piece

Best Hip Hop Release
B Wise - jamie
Genesis Owusu - Smiling with No Teeth
Masked Wolf - Astronaut In The Ocean
The Kid LAROI - WITHOUT YOU
Youngn Lipz - Area Baby

Best Soul/R&B Release
Budjerah - Budjerah (EP)
Hiatus Kaiyote - Mood Valiant
Ngaiire - 3
Tash Sultana - Terra Firma
Tkay Maidza - Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3

Best Independent Release
Archie Roach - The Songs Of Charcoal Lane
Ball Park Music - Ball Park Music
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks - Crossover
Genesis Owusu - Smiling with No Teeth
Vance Joy - Missing Piece

Best Rock Album
AC/DC - Power Up
Ball Park Music - Ball Park Music
Holy Holy - Hello My Beautiful World
Middle Kids - Today We're The Greatest
Midnight Oil - The Makarrata Project

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Big Scary - Daisy
Crowded House - Dreamers Are Waiting
Kylie Minogue - Disco
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage
Odette - Herald

Best Country Album
Brad Cox - My Mind's Projection
Felicity Urquhart & Josh Cunningham - The Song Club
Shane Nicholson - Living In Colour
The Wolfe Brothers - Kids On Cassette
Troy Cassar-Daley - The World Today

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Alpha Wolf - A Quiet Place To Die
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - SHYGA! The Sunlight Mound What Reality?
Tropical F... Storm - Deep States
Yours Truly - Self Care
A. Swayze & the Ghosts - Paid Salvation

Best Blues & Roots Album
Archie Roach - The Songs Of Charcoal Lane
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks - Crossover
Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald - Push The Blues Away
Martha Marlow - Medicine Man
Ziggy Alberts - Searching For Freedom

Best Children's Album
Amber Lawrence - The Kid's Gone Country 2
Bluey The Album - Bluey
Diver City - Dance Silly
The Wiggles - Lullabies With Love
Various Artists - The Moon, The Mouse & The Frog: Lullabies from Northern Australia

PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

Best Video
24k - Tkay Maidza, Nicholas Muecke
Astronaut In The Ocean - Masked Wolf, Daniele Cernera
could cry just thinkin about you (Full Version) - Troye Sivan & Jesse Gohier-Fleet
Dance - Julia Stone, Jessie Hill
First Nation - Midnight Oil, Robert Hambling
Higher - Budjerah, Mick Soiza
Love Songs Ain't for Us - Amy Shark, James Chappell
Missing Piece - Vance Joy, Annelise Hickey
The Divine Chord - The Avalanches, Jonathan Zawada
Won't Sleep - Tones and I, Nick Kozakis, Liam Kelly

Best Australian Live Act
Amy Shark - Cry Forever Tour 2021
Ball Park Music - The Residency
Budjerah - Budjerah 2021 Aus Tour
Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth Album Tour
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Micro Tour
Lime Cordiale - Relapse Tour
Midnight Oil - Makarrata Live
The Avalanches - The Avalanches Live
The Teskey Brothers - The Teskey Brothers (Headline Shows + Festivals)
Thelma Plum - Homecoming Queen Tour

Song of the Year
Amy Shark Feat. Keith Urban - Love Songs Ain't For Us
Dean Lewis - Falling Up
Hooligan Hefs - Send It!
Keith Urban & P!nk - One Too Many
Masked Wolf - Astronaut In The Ocean
Sam Fischer & Demi Lovato - What Other People Say
Spacey Jane - Booster Seat
The Kid LAROI with Miley Cyrus - Without You
Tones and I - Fly Away
Vance Joy - Missing Piece

Most Popular International
Ariana Grande - Positions
Doja Cat - Planet Her
Justin Bieber - Justice
Kanye West - Donda
Luke Combs - What You See Ain't Always What You Get
Machine Gun Kelly - Tickets To My Downfall
Miley Cyrus - Plastic Hearts
Olivia Rodrigo - Sour
Pop Smoke - Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon
Taylor Swift - Evermore

Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award
Aaron Silver - Wodonga Primary School, Regional VIC
Ashley Baxter - Pimlico State High School, Townsville QLD
Daniel Wilson - Star Struck, Newcastle NSW
Zoë Barry - Sacred Heart School, Melbourne VIC

ARTISAN AWARDS

Best Cover Art
Ngaiire Joseph & Dan Segal for Ngaiire - 3
Eben Ejdne for Odette - Herald
Kofi Ansah & Bailey Howard for Genesis Owusu - Smiling with No Teeth
Jonathan Zawada for The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You
Giulia Giannini McGauran & Mitchell Eaton for Tones and I - Welcome to the Madhouse

Engineer Of The Year
Chris Collins
Eric J Dubowsky
Konstantin Kersting
Matt Corby
Tony Espie

Producer Of The Year
Andrew Klippel, Dave Hammer
Konstantin Kersting
M-Phazes
Matt Corby
Robert Chater

FINE ARTS AWARDS

Best Classical Album
Christian Li - Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Emily Sun & Andrea Lam - Nocturnes
Genevieve Lacey and Marshall McGuire - Bower
Grigoryan Brothers - This is Us: A Musical Reflection of Australia
Nat Bartsch - Hope

Best Jazz Album
Australian Art Orchestra, Reuben Lewis, Tariro Mavondo & Peter Knight - Closed Beginnings
Kristen Beradi, Sean Foran & Rafael Karlen - Haven
Mildlife - Automatic
Petra Haden & The Nick Haywood Quintet - Songs from my Father
Vazesh - The Sacred Key

Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album
Angus & Julia Stone - Life Is Strange
Antony Partos - Rams (Original Motion Picture Score)
Caitlin Yeo, Maria Alfonsine, Damian de Boos-Smith - Wakefield Season One Official Soundtrack
Sia - Music Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
Yve Blake - Fangirls

Best World Music Album
Bob Weatherall & Halfway, with William Barton - Restless Dream
Bukhu - Bukhchuluun Ganburged - The Journey
Eishan Ensemble - Project Masnavi
Joseph Tawadros - Hope In An Empty City
Kuya James - ISA

Source: AriaAwards/Instagram/YouTube/Arias

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