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The 2017 ARIA Award Nominations Have Been Revealed

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After a few weeks of drip feeding, ARIA has finally dropped the full list of nominees for their 2017 Awards, which are set to take place in Sydney in November.

It’s a pretty competitive field this year, with acts like Amy Shark, Tash Sultana, Tkay Maidza, Dean Lewis, Pnau and Paul Kelly all getting the nod.

Gang Of Youths, A.B. Original, and Amy Shark are looking to be the big winners on the night, all scoring multiple nominations in categories including the big one: Album Of The Year.

There are nine acts in the running for the gong of Song Of The Year, including Sia with ‘The Greatest’, Amy Shark with ‘Adore’, Pnau with ‘Chameleon’ and Peking Duk with ‘Stranger (feat. Elliphant)’.

Elsewhere, gravy man Paul Kelly will be going up against Nick Cave, D.D. Dumbo, Bernard Fanning and Pete Murray in Best Adult Contemporary, while Peking Duk, Jagwar Ma, Pnau, The Kite String Tangle and Dom Dolla will battle it out for the Best Dance Release.

Check out the full list of nominees and current winners below. The ARIA Awards will take place at Sydney’s Star on November 28.

ARIA Awards Nominations 2017

Apple Album Of The Year

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia
Amy Shark, Night Thinker
Gang Of Youths, Go Farther In Lightness
Illy, Two Degrees
Paul Kelly, Life Is Fine

Best Male Artist

D.D Dumbo, Utopia Defeated
Dan Sultan, Killer
Illy, Two Degrees
Paul Kelly, Life Is Fine
Vance Joy, Lay It On Me

Best Female Artist

Amy Shark, Night Thinker
Jessica Mauboy, The Secret Daughter
Julia Jacklin, Don’t Let The Kids Win
Meg Mac, Low Blows
Sia, The Greatest feat. Kendrick Lamar

Best Dance Release

Dom Dolla & Torren Foot, Be Randy
Jagwar Ma, Every Now & Then
Peking Duk, Stranger (feat. Elliphant)
Pnau, Chameleon
The Kite String Tangle, The Kite String Tangle

Best Group

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia
Gang Of Youths, Go Farther In Lightness
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree
Peking Duk, Stranger (feat. Elliphant)

Breakthrough Artist

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia
Amy Shark, Night Thinker
Dean Lewis, Waves
Tash Sultana, Notion
Tkay Maidza, TKAY

Best Pop Release

Amy Shark, Night Thinker
Dean Lewis, Waves
Jessica Mauboy, Fallin
Sia, The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Vera Blue, Perennial

Best Urban Album

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia
Illy, Two Degrees
REMI, Divas & Demons
Thundamentals, Everyone We Know
Tkay Maidza, TKAY

Best Independent Release

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia
Dan Sultan, Killer
Sia, The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Tash Sultana, Notion
Vance Joy, Lay It On Me

Best Rock Album

Dan Sultan, Killer
Dune Rats, The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit
Gang Of Youths, Go Farther In Lightness
Polish Club, Alrighty Alrighty
The Preatures, Girlhood

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Bernard Fanning, Brutal Dawn
D.D Dumbo, Utopia Defeated
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree
Paul Kelly, Life Is Fine
Pete Murray, Camacho

Best Country Album

Kasey Chambers, Dragonfly
Lee Kernaghan, The 25th Anniversary Album
O’Shea, 61-615
Shane Nicholson, Love And Blood
The McClymonts, Endless

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Airbourne, Breaking Outta Hell
Frenzal Rhomb, Hi-Vis High Tea
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Murder Of The Universe
Northlane, Mesmer
Sleepmakeswaves, Made of Breath Only

Best Blues & Roots Album

All Our Exes Live In Texas, When We Fall
Archie Roach, Let Love Rule
Busby Marou, Postcards From The Shell House
Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, Death’s Dateless Night
Tash Sultana, Notion

Best Children’s Album

Jimmy Barnes, Och Aye the G’Nu!
Lah-Lah, Having Fun!
Peter Combe, Live It Up
The Idea of North, Lior & Elena Kats-Chernin, A Piece of Quiet [The Hush Collection, Vol 16]
The Wiggles, The Wiggles Duets

PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

Best Video

Amy Shark, Drive You Mad
Bliss N Eso, Moments (feat. Gavin James)
Client Liaison, A Foreign Affair
Client Liaison, Off White Limousine
Dean Lewis for Waves
Gang Of Youths, The Deepest Signs, the Frankest Shadows
Illy, You Say When (feat. Marko Penn)
Jessica Mauboy, Fallin
Kirin J Callinan, S.A. D
Sia, The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Best Australian Live Act

Client Liaison
Flume
Gang Of Youths
Illy
Jessica Mauboy
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Peking Duk
Tash Sultana
Violent Soho

Apple Music Song Of The Year

Amy Shark, Adore
Bliss N Eso, Moments (feat. Gavin James)
Dean Lewis, Waves
Guy Sebastian, Set In Stone
Illy, Catch 22 (feat. Anne-Marie)
Jessica Mauboy, Fallin
Peking Duk, Stranger (feat. Elliphant)
Pnau, Chameleon
Sia, The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Starley, Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)

Best International Artist

Adele, 25
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
Ed Sheeran, ÷ and Loose Change
Harry Styles, Harry Styles
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN and Untitled Unmastered
Lorde, Melodrama
Metallica, Hardwired … To Self-Destruct
Shawn Mendes, Illuminate
The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome
The Weeknd, Starboy