Amy Shark took home three awards from the nine she was nominated for: Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and the highly-regarded Album Of The Year Award. She announced her biggest headline shows to date on Wednesday morning, suggesting her career may just keep climbing further and further up.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR 🏆
BEST FEMALE 🏆
POP WORK OF THE YEAR 🏆
Thank you so much to every single one of you who support my music, I am truly grateful. #ARIAspic.twitter.com/sRCsWGA1R0
History was made when 16-year-old singer Ruel took out the Breakthrough Artist Award – then jokingly asked for a fake ID for the afterparty in his acceptance speech.
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu received posthumous awards for his album Djarimirri. The artist was awarded Best Male Artist and Best Independent Release, and tribute was paid to him in a beautiful rendition of his song Wulminda by Briggs, Courtney Barnett, Jessica Mauboy and his daughter, Jasmine Yunupingu.
Joining Missy Higgins, Kate Miller-Heidke, Amy Sheppard and Paul Kelly in the ARIA Hall Of Fame, newly-inducted Kasey Chambers performed an emotion-filled rendition of Not Pretty Enough.