Jet Flys Off With Six ARIAs
With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held last night (Oct. 17) at the Sydney Superdome.With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) awards, held last night (Oct. 17) at the Sydney Superdome.
The Melbourne-based act was named best band, and its international hit "Get Born" was named best album, best rock album and received the breakthrough artist album award. Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" took the single of the year and the breakthrough artist single accolades. The EMI Australia-signed band had a leading seven nominations heading in to the event.
Meanwhile, John Butler Trio's chart-topping debut "Sunrise Over Sea" (Jarrah/MGM) took best independent release and best blues and roots album; Butler won best male artist.
Pop singer Delta Goodrem's "Innocent Eyes" (Sony) snagged the highest-selling album honor for the second-year running. The set has sold 2.5 million worldwide, according to her label. Making a rare public appearance since being diagnosed with lymphatic cancer, Goodrem performed her new single "Out of the Blue," which today debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA albums chart.
Other winners included Kasey Chambers, who was named best female artist and won the country album award for "Wayward Angel" (EMI); Midnight Oil, who won the DVD category for "Best of Both Worlds" (ABC); and Paul Kelly, whose "Ways & Means" (EMI) was awarded the adult contemporary album honor. Newcomers Missy Higgins and Guy Sebastian won for pop release and highest-selling single for "Scar" (Eleven/EMI) and "Angels Brought Me Here" (BMG), respectively.
Additionally, the classic lineup of Little River Band (EMI) -- the first Australian-based act to shift more than a million albums in the United States -- was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.