Here Are All The Winners Of The 2017 ARIA Awards

It was a big night for Gang Of Youths.

Gang of Youths

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Sydney’s Gang of Youths have emerged as the big winners at this year’s ARIA Awards, taking home four pointy trophies for their acclaimed album Go Farther In Lightness. 

The group nabbed awards for Best Rock Album, Best Group, and the big one…Album Of The Year on Tuesday night. They’d previously been announced as winners in the Producer Of The Year category. Canberra party-starters Peking Duk were happy chaps too, taking out the other big category in Song Of The Year with ‘Stranger’.

Hip-hop act A.B. Original took out Best Independent Release and Best Urban Album, while gravy man Paul Kelly took home the awards for Best Male Artist and Best Adult Contemporary Album for Life Is Fine. 

‘Adore’ hitmaker Amy Shark also had a great night, with wins for Best Pop Release and Best Breakthrough Artist. Sia meanwhile, locked down the award for Best Female Artist, but as usual was absent from the awards in Sydney.

A number of artists delivered cracking performances throughout the evening, with Lorde, Harry Styles, Paul Kelly, and Pnau all taking to the stage.

Check out the full list of winners below.

ARIA Award Winners 2017

Apple Album Of The Year

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia
Amy Shark, Night Thinker
Gang Of Youths, Go Farther In Lightness – WINNER 
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 – WINNER 
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 – WINNER 

Best Dance Release

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

Best Group

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia
Gang Of Youths, Go Farther In Lightness – WINNER 
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 – WINNER 
Dean Lewis, ‘Waves’
Tash Sultana, Notion
Tkay Maidza, TKAY

Best Pop Release

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

Best Urban Album

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

Best Independent Release

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia – WINNER 
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 – WINNER 
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 – WINNER 
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! – WINNER 
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


Best Video

Amy Shark, ‘Drive You Mad’
Bliss N Eso, ‘Moments’ (feat. Gavin James) – WINNER 
Client Liaison, ‘A Foreign Affair’
Client Liaison, ‘Off White Limousine’
Dean Lewis, ‘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
Gang Of Youths
Illy – WINNER 
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) – WINNER 
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, ÷, Loose Change
Harry Styles, Harry Styles – WINNER 
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN, Untitled Unmastered
Lorde, Melodrama
Metallica, Hardwired … To Self-Destruct
Shawn Mendes, Illuminate
The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome
The Weeknd, Starboy