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Australia’s Biggest Music Night: Recapping the 2023 ARIA Awards

November 16, 2023 10:49 am in by

Last night, the Australian music industry’s finest gathered for a night of celebration at the 2023 ARIA Awards. And let me tell you, it was a night full of surprises, stunning performances, and well-deserved victories!

G Flip and Chrishell are pictured together on the ARIA red carpet awards

One of the biggest highlights of the evening was G Flip’s triumph in the fan-voted Best Video category. Their incredible video for the hit song “Good Enough,” directed by the talented Kyle Caulfield, took home the prestigious award. Sorry, Jessica Mauboy and Amy Shark, better luck next time!

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G Flip, the Aussie signer-songwriter, couldn’t contain their excitement after winning Best Video. They opened the night with a mind-blowing performance and then received the award, leaving their mind in absolute “chaos.” In an emotional acceptance speech, they expressed their gratitude to the fans and gave a shoutout to their amazing director, Kyle. Talk about a power duo!

Jet pose with the Hall of Fame award during the 2023 ARIA Awards at Hordern Pavilion on November 15, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)

But that’s not all for G Flip! They also won Best Australian Live Act for their DRUMMER tour later in the evening. Their emotional acceptance speech turned into tears of joy, as they thanked their band and dedicated the award to their incredible fans. We love to see the love!

Another big winner of the night was Emma Memma, who snagged the Best Children’s Album of the Year for her debut album. She beat out global stars, The Wiggles, and took the stage alongside her husband, Oliver Brian, to deliver a heartwarming acceptance speech. She expressed her gratitude for being able to create music for children and gave a special shoutout to the AUSLAN interpreters who made the broadcast accessible to everyone at home. Well done, Emma!

Also taking out a big win at the ARIAs was Emma Memma who landed the Best Children’s Album of the Year for her titular debut album. Pictured with her husband Oliver Brian via Getty Images
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And let’s not forget about the queen herself, Kylie Minogue! Her catchy tune, “Padam Padam,” took home the Best Pop Release award. This song has been dominating the Australian charts all year, and it’s no surprise it won. Unfortunately, Kylie couldn’t attend the ceremony in person, but she pre-recorded an acceptance speech filled with gratitude and joy. We missed you, Kylie!

Meanwhile, Best Rock Album went to King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard for their aptly named album Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushroom and Lava – Getty Images

But the night belonged to Troye Sivan, who walked away with not one, not two, but FOUR awards! He won the coveted Best Solo Artist award, as well as Song of the Year, Best Engineered Release, and Best Produced Release. Talk about a clean sweep! Troye couldn’t contain his excitement and even joked about his newborn nephew becoming the “biggest nepo nephew” if he decides to pursue music in the future. The talent runs in the family!

Troye Sivan took home the coveted Song of the Year award voted on by the public – Wire Images

The ARIA Awards also saw Genesis Owusu take home the Album of the Year award for “STRUGGLER,” while legends Jet were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. What a night to remember!

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The 2023 ARIA Awards truly celebrated the best and brightest in the Australian music industry. From G Flip’s captivating video to Emma Memma’s delightful children’s album, and Troye Sivan’s well-deserved wins, the night was filled with laughter, tears, and unforgettable moments. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Keep making beautiful music! 🎶✨

  • WINNER: STRUGGLER — Genesis Owusu
  • How Many Dreams? — DMA’S
  • DRUMMER — G Flip
  • Everything’s Fine — Matt Corby
  • The Winding Way — The Teskey Brothers

Song of the Year:

  • WINNER: Rush — Troye Sivan
  • Therapy — Budjerah
  • MBAPPE — Day1 (ft KAHUKX)
  • How Do I Say Goodbye — Deal Lewis
  • Die For You — Joji

Best Solo Artist:

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  • WINNER: Troye Sivan
  • Budjerah
  • Dan Sultan
  • Dom Dolla
  • G Flip

Best Group:

  • WINNER: DMA’s
  • Cub Sport
  • King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Parkway Drive
  • The Teskey Brothers

Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist:

  • WINNER: Teenage Dads
  • Charley
  • grentperez
  • Pacific Avenue
  • Royel Otis
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Best Independent Release:

  • WINNER: STRUGGLER — Genesis Owusu
  • Jesus At The Gay Bar — Cub Sport
  • Dan Sultan — Dan Sultan
  • DRUMMER — G Flip
  • Padam Padam — Kylie Minogue

Best Adult Contemporary Album:

  • WINNER: Dan Sultan — Dan Sultan
  • The Answer Is Always Yes — Alex Lahey
  • My Life Is A Symphony — Kate Ceberano
  • ORO, PLATA, MATA — Mo’Ju
  • Love Saves — Tina Arena

Best Blues & Roots Album:

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  • WINNER: The Winding Way — The Teskey Brothers
  • So This Is Love — Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
  • The End — Katie Wighton
  • Live at Hamer Hall With The Melbourne Symphony — The Bamboos
  • DANCING IN THE DARK — Ziggy Alberts

Best Children’s Album:

  • WINNER: Emma Memma — Emma Memma
  • Planet Earth 3rd From The Sun — Peter Combe
  • Very Jazzy Street Party — Play School
  • Ready, Steady, Wiggle! — The Wiggles
  • Bananas and Other Delicious Things — Whistle & Trick

Best Country Album:

  • WINNER: Hey Dawn — Fanny Lumsden
  • Acres — Brad Cox
  • Up, Down & Sideways — Brooke McClymont & Adam Eckersley
  • South of Everywhere — Henry Wagons
  • Livin’ The Dream — The Wolfe Brothers
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Best Dance/Electronic Release:

  • WINNER: Rhyme Dust — MK & Dom Dolla
  • Take It Off — FISHER & Aatig
  • Sisyphus — Golden Features
  • Perfect World — Lastlings
  • You Know What I Need — PNAU & Troye Sivan

Best Pop Release:

  • WINNER: Padam Padam — Kylie Minogue
  • Can I Shower At Yours — Amy Shark
  • Therapy — Budjerah
  • Perfect For You — Peach PRC
  • Rush — Troye Sivan

Best Rock Album:

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  • WINNER: Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushroom and Lava — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  • Hoo Ha! — Bad//Dreems
  • How Many Dreams? — DMA’S
  • DRUMMER — G Flip
  • Flowers — Pacific Avenue

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album:

  • WINNER: Darker Still — Parkway Drive
  • R.I.F.F. — DZ Deathrays
  • PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth… — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  • Not Without My Ghosts — The Amity Affliction
  • TNSW — These New South Whales

Best Hip Hop/Rap Release:

  • WINNER: STRUGGLER — Genesis Owusu
  • NOTHING TO SOMETHING — KAHUKX
  • A Gift & A Keys — Kerser
  • Comma’s — ONEFOUR (ft CG)
  • Silent Assassin — Tkay Maidza, Flume
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Best Soul/R&B Release:

  • WINNER: Mess Around — Forest Claudette (ft EARTHGANG)
  • Rollin’ — Chanel Loren
  • Skin — Jada Weazel
  • Ribena — KYE
  • P STANDS 4 PLAYA — PANIA

Best Video:

  • WINNER: Good Enough — G Flip
  • Can I Shower At Yours — Amy Shark
  • Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend — DMA’S
  • Gila Monster — King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  • Give You Love — Jessica Mauboy & Jason Derulo
  • LOLA — MAY-A
  • Lookin’ Out — King Stingray
  • Manic Dream Pixie — Peach PRC
  • Stay Blessed — Genesis Owusu
  • Therapy — Budjerah

Best Australian Live Act:

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  • WINNER: G Flip
  • Baker Boy
  • Brad Cox
  • Budjerah
  • DMA’S
  • Dom Dolla
  • Julia Jacklin
  • King Stingray
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL
  • Tame Impala
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