With just seven weeks to go, the ARIA Award nominations have now been announced.
Sydney-based pop-rock outfit Lime Cordiale have landed eight nominations, as well as having their hit song Robbery nominated for Song Of The Year presented by YouTube Music. The band have been nominated for Album of the Year, Best Pop Release and Best Group, just to name a few.
Perth band Tame Impala are second in line in the greatest number of noms, with seven nominations. Tame Impala is in fact multi-instrumentalist and producer Kevin Parker who has been nominated for Album of the Year, Best Pop Release, Best Rock Album and Best Group, as well as Engineer of the Year and Producer of the Year.
With six nominations is Zambian-born, Botswana-raised and now Melbourne-based Sampa The Great, whose debut album The Return impressed critics across the globe, and entered the ARIA Chart at number 12, reaching #1 on the ARIA Vinyl Chart.
Breakthrough Indigenous artist Miiesha (pictured, below) has landed five nominations including the prestigious Best Female Artist, Best Soul/R&B Release. Her fearless debut album Nyaaringu, was one of 2020’s most affecting and critically lauded albums.
2016 ARIA Award winners Violent Soho have scored 4 nominations for their ARIA #1 album Everything Is A-OK.
Previous ARIA Award winners, Amy Shark, Archie Roach, Jessica Mauboy, The Teskey Brothers, Tones and I, Troye Sivan are joined by ARIA Hall of Fame recipients Cold Chisel, as well as Breakthrough Artist Nominee The Kid LAROI and 2020 National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) winner of Artist Of The Year, Baker Boy, who all secured 3 nominations this year.
An awful lot of tallying of some great talent in a year where you’d think there was not much happening on the music scene.
Winners of the ARIA Awards will be announced on Wednesday, 25th November 2020, to be broadcast around Australia on the Nine Network, and around the world on YouTube.