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2016 Aria Awards: Winners

The annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards were held last night, and this year celebrated the
awards’ 30th anniversary. 
The Aria Awards are like the American Music Awards, except, as you may have guessed, for Australians. 
This year’s awards featured a host of talented artists from down under. 
Here are some of the night’s biggest winners: 
Best Pop Release
WINNER: Flume – “Never Be Like You” (feat. Kai)
Illy – “Papercuts” (feat. Vera Blue) 
Sia – This Is Acting
The Veronicas – “In My Blood”
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood
Best Video – voted by the public
WINNER: Troye Sivan – “YOUTH” Acoustic (Sydney Session)
Courtney Barnett – “Elevator Operator”
Delta Goodrem – “Dear Life”
Flume – “Never Be Like You” (feat. Kai)
Guy Sebastian – “Black & Blue”
Hilltop Hoods – “1955” (feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum)
Illy – “Papercuts” (feat. Vera Blue)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “People-Vultures”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
Violent Soho – “Like Soda”
Best Adult Contemporary Album
WINNER: Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk
Bob Evans – Car Boot Sale
Paul Kelly – Seven Sonnets & A Song
Robert Forster – Songs To Play
Tina Arena – Eleven
Best Dance Release
WINNER: Flume – Skin
Hayden James – Just A Lover
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV)
RÜFÜS – Bloom
The Avalanches – Wildflower
Best Rock Album
WINNER: Violent Soho – WACO
Ball Park Music – Every Night The Same Dream
Boy & Bear – Limit Of Love
Gang Of Youths – Let Me Be Clear
The Living End – Shift
Best Australian Live Act – voted by the public
WINNER: Hilltop Hoods – The Restrung Tour
Courtney Barnett – National Theatre Tour
Flume – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016
Gang Of Youths – Gang Of Youths National Tour
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity Tour
RÜFÜS – Bloom Tour
Tame Impala – Australian Tour
The Living End – Shift Tour
Violent Soho – The WACO Tour
You Am I – Bargain Bin Bon Vivants Tour
Apple Music Song of the Year – voted by the public
WINNER: Troye Sivan – “Youth”
Flume – “Never Be Like You” (feat. Kai)
Hilltop Hoods – “1955” (feat. Montaigne & Thom Thum)
Illy – “Papercuts” (feat. Vera Blue)
Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – “This Girl”
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – “The Fighter”
L D R U – “Keeping Score” (feat. Paige IV)
Marcus Marr & Chet Faker – “The Trouble With Us”
Sia – “Cheap Thrills”
The Veronicas – “In My Blood”
Breakthrough Artist
WINNER: Montaigne – Glorious Heights
DMA’S – Hills End
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV)
Olympia – Self Talk
Safia – Make Them Wheels Roll

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