ARIA Awards Live: Australia’s music stars hit the red carpet in Sydney, Tones And I win ARIA for Song of the Year, Baker Boy claims Album of the Year for ICE | Trending

The biggest names in Australia’s music industry come together to celebrate the 2022 ARIA Awards in Sydney.

Follow all the action from the red carpet, the ceremony and the performances with our live blog.

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Question from the room: Is Ruel a giant or are all the other presenters in this year’s ARIA line-up really tiny?

By Kelsie Iorio

WINNER: Budjerah – Best Soul/R&B Release

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the disc conversations for the absolutely incredible Budgerah has won the ARIA for the best soul/R&B Liberation.

The teenager won the Breakthrough Artist award last year, so this is his second ARIA overall.

‘Jumping out of my skin’: music teacher in her nomination

By Shiloh Payne

One of the nominees for the ARIA Music Teacher Award, Jane Nicholas from Willandra Primary School in WA, says music is an opportunity to connect people and build personal and cultural identities.

“You teach what you know, but it’s really important to me to go beyond that to really know what our students need and show them what they can be and different elements of who they are,” she says.

Check out what he had to say on News Breakfast this morning about his nomination:

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‘Jumping out of my skin’: music teacher on her Aria Award nomination

WINNER: RÜFÜS DU SOL — Best Produced Album

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Grammy Nominated RÜFÜS DU SOL take the win out to Best Producer – they say it’s good to be back in Australia.

The group and its album To give up were nominated for seven awards tonight, the most of any artist.

WINNER: The Kid LAROI — Best Pop Release

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Kid LAROI’s track thousand kilometers won Best Pop Release; he’s not here tonight, but Ruel has accepted the award on his behalf.

WINNER: Baker Boy – Best Hip Hop/Rap Release

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GELA gets another, making it four so far tonight, for those playing at home.

And he has just left the stage of a performance. Here it is Mawunyo about this:

“Baker Boy wasn’t afraid to use the entire stage for his electrifying performance.

“Surrounded by dancers, mirroring their moves at times, he might have been rapping about people with ‘two left feet,’ but the choreography was on point.

“When he brought out the didgeridoo, the audience couldn’t help but show their appreciation.”

Don’t let anyone tell you reality TV doesn’t pay

By Kelsie Iorio

… if your goal is to get a ticket to the ARIAs, that is. Gold star for anyone who can match the guest with the TV show.

Brittany Hockley poses on the red carpet in a short pink dress
Brittany Hockley. (Getty Images: Wendell Teodoro)
Domenica Calarco poses looking over her shoulder on the red carpet
Domenica Calarco. (Getty Images: Wendell Teodoro)
Nasser sultan poses on the red carpet of arias in a leather jacket and white shirt
Nasser Sultan. (Getty Images: Wendell Teodoro)

An update from inside the ARIAs

By Kelsie Iorio

the incredible Mawunyo Gbogbo it’s in the room where it’s all happening, and it sounds pretty amazing. Here she is:

“It’s so amazing to be in a room surrounded by people, at times like this. And when some of those people are Australian music royalty, it’s definitely a pinch moment.

“I ran into everyone from Briggs to Blue Wiggle Anthony Field. And I saw BARKAA and Tsehay from afar. What a room to be in. What a place to be in.”

Remembering Olivia Newton-John

By Kelsie Iorio

Chloe Lattanzi has shared a tearful video message to the ARIA audience, thanking everyone for their support following the loss of her mother, the iconic Olivia Newton-John.

A musical tribute will appear later in the program (if I’m writing slowly during this time it’s because I’m crying).

WINNER: Amyl and The Sniffers — Best Group

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They’re back again after winning Best Rock Album before!

Amyl and the sniffers they faced tough competition for this one, and they seem pretty happy with the win.

“I know there’s a couple of drinking games, so enjoy the champagne,” says Amyl. What a vibe.

WINNER: ICE by Baker Boy — Album of the Year

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Presented by G-Flip and Genesis Owusu, this is already the third ARIA for a ICE and we’re just getting started.

An emotional Baker Boy delivers his speech in Yolngu Matha (he also raps in the language).

From Mawunyo:

“Baker Boy’s excitement was evident when he took to the stage to accept the award for Album of the Year.

“‘Oh, my heart,’ he said, before launching into his tongue-in-cheek speech.”

WINNER: Cloudy Day by Tones And I — Song of the Year

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Great result with the first prize of the main ceremony tones and me!

“It’s great to see the future of Australian music represented tonight,” he says.

From Mawunyo:

“Tons And I was the best song of the year winner for Cloudy Day. It’s their first ARIA award of the night, but their fifth overall.

“I think his teammates were in the crowd because when he thanked them, they responded by clapping and clapping.”

The ceremony begins!

By Kelsie Iorio

Tune in now to Channel 9 (or 9Now) to watch it live.

We’ll be here all night telling you about the winners and key moments.

Vance Joy is our first interpreter after a welcome to the country, with Natalie Imbruglia taking the stage to welcome.

Here is the ABC reporter Mawunyo Gbogbowho’s in the room while it’s all happening:

“While some people struggle to find their seats, others nod and tap their feet.

“It’s a great start to the first live and in-person ARIAs since 2019, with the pandemic preventing large-scale gatherings like this for some time.”

Budjerah, KYE and Tones and I pose for a photo together
Budjerah, KYE and Tones and me. (Getty Images: Brittany Long)

Speaker Nominees: Best Australian Live Act

By Kelsie Iorio

Another very big prize we will hear the winner soon.

Best Australian Live Act is one of five ARIA Awards determined by public voteso whoever wins here will have been chosen by you.

Tell us in the comments: Have you seen any of these artists live? You sang with Hot Potato on The Wiggles‘excursion for older children? Were you there that fateful night? Genesis Owusu was it so loud that the floor literally caved in at the Enmore Theatre? Who else do you want to win?

The nominees for Best Live Act are:

  • Amy Shark
  • Amyl and the sniffers
  • Baker Boy
  • Budgerah
  • Youth group
  • Genesis Owusu
  • midnight oil
  • The boy LAROI
  • The Wiggles
  • Thelma Plum

Sheer is having its moment

By Kelsie Iorio

Montaigne poses in a transparent pink dress on red aria tents
Montaigne. (Getty Images: Don Arnold)
Eves Karydas poses in the sheer top on the red carpet of Arias
Eves Karydas (Getty Images: Wendell Teodoro)
domenica calarco poses in a transparent black dress on the red carpet of arias
Domenica Calarco. (Getty Images: Wendell Teodoro)

Speaker Nominees: Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist

By Kelsie Iorio

This award has recently been renamed in honor of the deceased Michael Gudinskithe founder of Mushroom Records and a hugely influential player in the Australian music scene.

The award itself, of course, recognizes the industry’s most outstanding newcomers; past winners include people like tones and me, Ruel, Amy Shark i Montaigne (so very good company to be in).

The nominees are:

  • Beddy Rays
  • Bella Taylor Smith
  • Harvey Sutherland
  • King Stingray
  • Lude

Who are you crossing your fingers for? Tell us in the comments ☝️

Tsehay gets his own publication

By Kelsie Iorio

Why are you kidding me? She deserves it.

Baby Wiggle just turned 17 the other day (in case you want to feel incredibly old. I’m sure not).

If you look closely in the group photo, you’ll also see Anthony Fiend’s daughter Lucia, who has also been on tour with the Wiggles.

Tsehay Hawkins hits the red carpet in a yellow dress and sunflower-embellished hair accessories
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a group photo of the moves thrown on the red carpet of the arias
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Tsehay Hawkins hits the red carpet in a yellow dress and sunflower-embellished hair accessories
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Talking Nominees: Album of the Year

By Kelsie Iorio

Album of the Year is undoubtedly the biggest ARIA on offer tonight.

Both of us Amyl and the sniffers i Baker Boy have already accepted awards tonight – will any of them take out the top gong?

The nominees for Album of the Year are:

  • Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort To Me
  • Baker Boy – Ice Cream
  • Gang Of Youths: Real Time Angel.
  • King Stingray – King Stingray
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL – Surrender

You know what to do, tell us in the comments who else you want to win and why ☝️

Back in fashion

By Kelsie Iorio

That’s it for the pre-show awards for now – let’s take a look back at some looks from the red carpet while we wait for the main event.

Chloe Hayden poses on the red carpet with a handbag
Chloe Hayden. (Getty Images: Wendell Teodoro)
Dylan Alcott poses on the red carpet in a black dress in a wheelchair
Dylan Alcott. (Getty Images: Wendell Teodoro)
dami im poses on the red carpet in a colorful dress with large sleeves
Dame Im. (Getty Images: Wendell Teodoro)

WINNER: Harry Styles — Most Popular International Artist

By Kelsie Iorio

Sheeeeesh, I think Harry was lucky enough to snag T-Swift in the post on this one.

Obviously, she’s not here to accept, but host Brooke Boney ASSURES us that she’ll PERSONALLY make sure she receives the trophy.

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