Full list of 2011 ARIA Award winners:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Boy & Bear, Moonfire
SINGLE OF THE YEAR – Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (featuring Kimbra)
BEST MALE ARTIST – Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (featuring Kimbra)
BEST FEMALE ARTIST – Kimbra, Cameo Lover
BEST GROUP – Boy & Bear, Moonfire
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST (ALBUM) – Boy & Bear, Moonfire
BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST (SINGLE) – Boy & Bear, Feeding Line
BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE – Art vs Science, The Experiment
BEST ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM – Boy & Bear, Moonfire
BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM – Billy Thorpe, Billy Thorpe’s Tangier
BEST BLUES & ROOTS ALBUM – The Audreys, Sometimes the Stars
BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM – The Wiggles, Ukulele Baby!
BEST COMEDY RELEASE – Hamish & Andy, Celebrating 50 Glorious Years
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM – Kasey Chambers, Little Bird
BEST DANCE RELEASE – Cut Copy, Zonoscope
BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM – Front End Loader, Ritardando
BEST POP RELEASE – Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (featuring Kimbra)
BEST ROCK ALBUM – The Living End, The Ending Is Just the Beginning Repeating
BEST URBAN ALBUM – Drapht, The Life of Riley
HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM – Altiyan Childs, Altiyan Childs
HIGHEST SELLING SINGLE – Guy Sebastian, Who’s that Girl (featuring Eve)
BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM – Sally Whitwell, Mad Rush: Piano Music of Philip Glass
BEST JAZZ ALBUM – Elixir featuring Katie Noonan, First Seed Ripening
BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK/CAST/SHOW ALBUM – Chris Lilley, Angry Boys – Official Soundtrack Album
BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Rrakala
BEST MUSIC DVD – AC/DC, AC/DC – Live at River Plate
BEST COVER ART – Alter, for Cut Copy, Zonoscope
BEST VIDEO – Natasha Pincus for Starkraving Productions, for Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (featuring Kimbra)
ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Francois Tetaz, for Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (featuring Kimbra)
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Wally De Backer, for Gotye, Somebody That I Used to Know (featuring Kimbra)
2011 PUBLIC VOTED ARIA AWARD WINNERS
MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN ARTIST – Birds of Tokyo
MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST – P!nk
MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN LIVE ARTIST – The Living End
The 2011 ARIA Awards were presented in a star studded ceremony held at Allphones Arena in Sydney Olympic Park on 27 November before a capacity audience comprised of members of industry heavy weights and music fans.
The event kicked off with a “hair raising” performance by West Australian MC, DRAPHT and included stunning performances by GOTYE and KIMBRA, BOY & BEAR, ART vs SCIENCE, GURRUMUL with MISSY HIGGINS, CUT COPY, THE LIVING END and GUY SEBASTIAN, as well as a surprise appearance by DELTA GOODREM who performed a moving tribute to those artists who have passed away over the ARIA AWARDS’ 25 year history.
It was a special night for ARIA HALL OF FAME recipients, KYLIE MINOGUE and THE WIGGLES, both of whom shared the night with their family and friends. PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD inducted our international pop princess, KYLIE MINOGUE, while Killing Time star, DAVID WENHAM took on the induction duties for THE WIGGLES. It was a double celebration for THE WIGGLES who also took out BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM, their tenth, for Ukulele Baby!
Sydney quintet, BOY & BEAR, capped off a busy year by winning five ARIA AWARDS for their critically acclaimed, self-produced, debut album, Moonfire. The band, who has already won accolades like Rolling Stone’s Artist to Watch of 2010 and triple j’s Unearthed Artist of the Year, won BEST ADULT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM, BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST – SINGLE, BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST – ALBUM, BEST GROUP and the coveted ALBUM OF THE YEAR for 2011.
Capping off an extraordinary year, GOTYE has taken out the much coveted ARIA AWARDS in the categories of SINGLE OF THE YEAR, BEST POP RELEASE and BEST MALE ARTIST adding to the three Awards (PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, BEST VIDEO and ENGINEER OF THE YEAR) already bestowed at the ARIA Awards Nominations Event in early October, all for the hit single,Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra).
New Zealand born, KIMBRA, who rose to fame in 2011 for her work with GOTYE, has taken out her first solo ARIA AWARD as BEST FEMALE ARTIST for her debut album, Cameo Lover.
Singer/songwriter KASEY CHAMBERS has proven that she is Australia’s official Queen of Country Music taking out her ninth BEST COUNTRY ALBUM Award for her 5th solo album, Little Bird.In an ARIA AWARDS first, the legendary BILLY THORPE has posthumously won an ARIA AWARD for his final masterpiece, Tangier. Collecting the ARIA AWARD on the night were Billy’s wife, Lynn, and daughters Lauren and Rusty.
Two-time ARIA AWARD winners, THE AUDREYS, collected their third BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM, for their third album, Sometimes the Stars.
Sydney three-piece, ART VS SCIENCE, who in 2008 were named triple j’s Unearthed Artist of the Year, tonight added their first ARIA AWARD to their mantles for their debut album, The Experiment, taking out the Award for BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE.
West Australian MC, DRAPHT, whose album The Life of Riley debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA Album Chart, has taken out his first ARIA AWARD for BEST URBAN ALBUM.
Three time ARIA Award winners, THE LIVING END, added two more pointy trophies to their collection taking out the hotly contested BEST ROCK ALBUM Award for their 6th long player, The End is Just the Beginning Repeating. The hard-rocking threesome also took out the inauguralARIA Public Voted Award, presented by HP and Intel, in the category of MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN LIVE ARTIST.
Radio and TV funny men, and all round nice guys, HAMISH & ANDY have won their secondBEST COMEDY RELEASE ARIA Award, this time for their Celebrating 50 Glorious Years Album.
Sydney hard rock outfit, FRONT END LOADER, won their first ARIA Award today taking out theBEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM AWARD and Melbourne dance outfit, CUT COPY, also took out their first Award for BEST DANCE RELEASE.
Taking out the Awards for HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM of 2011 was ALTIYAN CHILDS for his self titled debut album and four-time ARIA No. 1 Chart Award and ARIA Award winner, GUY SEBASTIAN took out the HIGHEST SELLING SINGLE Award for Who’s That Girl?
The people have spoken! In the Public Voted ARIA Awards presented by HP and Intel music fans have made their voices – and choices – heard!
Last year’s BEST ROCK ALBUM winner, BIRDS OF TOKYO, took out the Award for MOST POPULAR AUSTRALIAN ARTIST, and (almost) honorary Australian, P!NK, took the honours asMOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL ARTIST as voted by the Australian public.
ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) proudly congratulates all the winners in the2011 ARIA Awards season.
The 2011 ARIA AWARDS were presented by PRIME MINISTER JULIA GILLARD, DAVID WENHAM, STEVIE NICKS, RICHARD WILKINS, CHRISSY AMPHLETT, HAMISH & ANDY, MISSY HIGGINS, JOEL & BENJI MADDEN, NOAH TAYLOR, DELTA GOODREM, TOM BALLARD & ALEX DYSON, IVA DAVIES, RUBY ROSE, JAMES KERLEY, KATIE NOONAN,ADAM HILLS, RICKI-LEE COULTER, ERIN McNAUGHT and MOLLY MELDRUM.