With six awards, rock band Jet was the big winner at the 18th Australian Record Industry Assn. (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 Assn. (ARIA) Awards, held last night (Oct. 17) at the Sydney Superdome.

The Melbourne-based act took best band, and its "Get Born" (EMI Australia) was named best album and best rock album and received the breakthrough-artist album award. "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" was named single of the year and breakthrough artist single.

The band had a leading seven nominations heading into the event.

John Butler Trio's chart-topping debut, "Sunrise Over Sea" (Jarrah/MGM), took best independent release and best blues and roots album; Butler was named best male artist.

Pop singer Delta Goodrem's "Innocent Eyes" (Sony) took the honor for best-selling album 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, which won the DVD category for "Best Of Both Worlds" (ABC); and Paul Kelly, whose "Ways & Means" (EMI) was awarded the honor for adult contemporary album. Newcomers Missy Higgins and Guy Sebastian won for pop release and best-selling single for "Scar" (Eleven/EMI) and "Angels Brought Me Here" (BMG), respectively.

Also during the night, Little River Band (EMI) -- the first Australian-based act to shift more than 1 million albums in the United States -- was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame. The gala was televised live on the free-to-air Ten Network.