The 2018 ARIA Awards winners and wrap up!

Keith Urban hosted, George Ezra and Rita Ora performed and Sir Bob Geldof made a surprise appearance.

The Australian music industry's night of nights, the ARIAs, were on last night in Sydney, hosted by the surprisingly hilarious, Keith Urban!!

And a surprise guest joined him on stage for some entertaining banter, Sir Bob Geldof.

Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark totally dominated the evening, winning four awards, including Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for her album, Love Monster.

5 Seconds of Summer won three awards including Best Group and Best Song of the year with Youngblood, which they also performed! 

Country singer, Kasey Chambers was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame and Kate Miller Heike, Missy Higgins and Amy Shepperd sang alongside her with the hit that started it all for her in 2002, Pretty Enough.

And Paul Kelly wrote and recited a touching poem for Miss Chambers.

Camilla Cabello was thrilled to win Best International Artist, and sent her love via sattelite.


There was a moving tribute to Gurrumul, who passed away last year.

He received four awards, including Best Male Artist for his album Djarimirri, sung by Jess Mauboy, Briggs, Courtney Barnett and Gurumul’s daughter, Jasmine.




And British singers George Ezra and Rita Ora also performed on the ARIA stage, but host, Keith Urban had the honour of closing the night with a medley of his songs, including The Fighter, with Amy Shark.



Full List:​​​​​​ of Winners

Apple Music Album Of The Year
WINNER: Amy Shark, Love Monster 
Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel 
Gurrumul, Djarimirri 
Pnau, Changa 
Troye Sivan, Bloom

Best Male Artist
Dan Sultan, Killer Under A Blood Moon
Dean Lewis, Be Alright 
WINNER: Gurrumul, Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)
Troye Sivan, Bloom
Vance Joy, Nation Of Two

Best Female Artist
Alison Wonderland, Awake 
WINNER: Amy Shark, Love Monster 
Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel 
Sia, Flames
Tash Sultana, Flow State

Best Dance Release
Alison Wonderland, "Awake"
Fisher, "Losing It"
Peking Duk, "Fire"
WINNER: Pnau, "Go Bang"  
RÜFÜS DU SOL, "No Place"

Best Group
WINNER: 5 Seconds Of Summer, Youngblood 
DMA's, For Now 
Peking Duk, Fire  
Pnau, Go Bang

Breakthrough Artist
Alex Lahey, I Love You Like A Brother 
Jack River, Sugar Mountain 
Mojo Juju, Native Tongue 
Odette, To A Stranger 
WINNER: Ruel, Dazed & Confused

Best Pop Release
5 Seconds Of Summer, Youngblood 
WINNER: Amy Shark, Love Monster 
Dean Lewis, Be Alright  
Jack River, Sugar Mountain 
Troye Sivan, Bloom

Best Urban Release
360, Vintage Modern 
Esoterik, My Astral Plane 
WINNER: Hilltop Hoods, Clark Griswold (feat. Adrian Eagle) 
Kerser, Engraved In The Game 
Mojo Juju, Native Tongue

Best Independent Release 
Angus & Julia Stone, Snow 
Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel 
DMA'S, For Now 
WINNER: Gurrumul, Djarimirri 
Pnau, Go Bang

Best Rock Album
Camp Cope, How To Socialise & Make Friends 
WINNER: Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel 
DMA'S, For Now 
Luca Brasi, Stay 
Middle Kids, Lost Friends

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice 
Dan Sultan, Killer Under A Blood Moon 
Missy Higgins, Solastalgia
Odette, To A Stranger 
WINNER: Vance Joy, Nation Of Two  

Best Country Album
Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont, Adam & Brooke 
Fanny Lumsden, Real Class Act 
WINNER: Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples, Campfire 
The Wolfe Brothers, Country Heart 
Travis Collins, Brave & The Broken 

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
DZ Deathrays, Bloody Lovely 
King Parrot, Ugly Produce 
WINNER: Parkway Drive, Reverence 
Polaris, The Mortal Coil 
West Thebarton, Different Beings Being Different

Best Blues & Roots Album
Angus & Julia Stone, Snow 
Emily Wurramara, Milyakburra
Mama Kin Spender, Golden Magnetic 
Ruby Boots, Don't Talk About It 
WINNER: Tash Sultana, Flow State  

Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album
Evelyn Ida Morris, Acute Misfortune
Jessica Mauboy, The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs for the Original 7 Series) 
WINNER: Jimmy Barnes, Working Class Boy: The Soundtracks
Various Artists, Muriel's Wedding: The Musical (The Original Cast Recording)

Best Children's Album
WINNER: Justine Clarke, The Justine Clarke Show! 
Lah-Lah, 10th Birthday Party 
Sam Moran, Santa's Coming! 
Teeny Tiny Stevies, Helpful Songs For Little People 
The Wiggles, Wiggle Pop!


Apple Music Song Of The Year
WINNER: 5 Seconds Of Summer, Youngblood 
Amy Shark, I Said Hi 
Angus & Julia Stone, Chateau 
Conrad Sewell, Healing Hands
Dean Lewis, Be Alright 
Peking Duk, Fire/Reprisal
Pnau, Go Bang 
Sheppard, Coming Home 
Troye Sivan, My My My! 
Vance Joy, Lay It On Me

Best Video
Amy Shark, "I Said Hi"
Client Liaison, "Survival In The City"
Courtney Barnett, "Need A Little Time" 
WINNER: Dean Lewis, "Be Alright" 
Gang Of Youths, "The Heart Is A Muscle"
Mojo Juju, "Native Tongue" 
Peking Duk, "Fire"
Pnau, "Go Bang"
Tash Sultana, "Salvation"
The Presets, "Do What You Want"

Best Australian Live Act
WINNER: 5 Seconds Of Summer, Meet You There Tour 

Amy Shark, Love Monster Tour 
Client Liaison, Expo Liaison 
Courtney Barnett, Tell Me How You Really Feel National Tour 
Dean Lewis, 2017 National Tour 
Gang Of Youths, 2017 National Tour 
Paul Kelly, Life Is Fine Tour 2017 
Peking Duk, The Wasted Tour 
Pnau, Pnau Changa Australian Tour  
Tash Sultana, Homecoming Tour

Best International Artist
WINNER: Camila Cabello, Camila 

Drake, Scorpion & More Life 
Ed Sheeran, ÷ 
Eminem, Revival & Kamikaze 
Imagine Dragons, Evolve 
Khalid, American Teen 
P!nk, Beautiful Trauma
Post Malone, Beerbongs & Bentleys & Stoney 
Sam Smith, The Thrill Of It All 
Taylor Swift, Reputation

Congratulations to all the winners! 

Source: Aria/Twitter/YouTube/HQVideoDude

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