Tame Impala accept the ARIA for Best Group during the 29th ARIA Awards, at The Star, in Sydney.
Tame Impala accept the ARIA for Best Group during the 29th ARIA Awards, at The Star, in Sydney. TRACEY NEARMY

Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett win big at the ARIA Awards

TAME Impala made a triumphant return to the ARIA Awards tonight, taking out the top gong of the evening. 

The psychedelic rockers won the same three awards they took out two years ago.

Like Lonerism, their latest release Currents was named Album of the Year and Best Rock Album. The five-piece was also named Best Group.

Tame Impala's awards haul adds to the ARIA Artisan Awards handed out last month, which saw lead singer Kevin Parker named Engineer and Producer of the Year.

Indie music darling Courtney Barnett, the most nominated artist this year, took out three awards tonight:  Best Female, Breakthrough Artist and Best Independent Release.

Barnett, who will headline next month's Woodford Folk Festival, also won an Artisan Award last month for Best Cover Art.

The star-studded event also saw pop icon Kylie Minogue welcome Tina Arena into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

In her acceptance speech, Arena called for commercial radio stations to support Australian artists not to meet their quotas but  to "exceed them because you want to".

Tina Arena (second right) performs with The Veronicas (left) and Jessica Mauboy during the 29th ARIA Awards, at The Star, in Sydney.
Tina Arena (second right) performs with The Veronicas (left) and Jessica Mauboy during the 29th ARIA Awards, at The Star, in Sydney. TRACEY NEARMY


2015 ARIA Award Winners

Telstra Album Of The Year

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records/Remote Control)
Flight Facilities - Down To Earth (Future Classic)
Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks)
Tame Impala - Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)*
Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

 

Best Adult Contemporary Album

John Farnham & Olivia Newton-John - Two Strong Hearts (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Megan Washington - There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Oh Mercy - When We Talk About Love (EMI)*
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions - Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)
Szymon -Tigersapp (EMI / Eloper Music)

 

Best Blues And Roots Album

C.W. Stoneking - Gon' Boogaloo (King Hokum Records / Caroline Australia)*
Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams (Caroline Australia)
The Black Sorrows - Endless Sleep (Head Records)
The Waifs - Beautiful You (Jarrah Records / MGM)
Tim Rogers & The Bamboos - The Rules of Attraction (Warner Music Australia)

 

Best Children's Album

Giggle and Hoot - Hootastic Tunes (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Play School - Favourite Things - Songs and Nursery Rhymes from Play School (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Rhys Muldoon - Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Sam Moran - Play Along With Sam: BOO! (6 Degrees Records / MGM)*
The Wiggles - Rock & Roll Preschool (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Comedy Release

Bondi Hipsters - Fuhck The Bahnks (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Buddy Goode - Songs To Ruin Every Occasion (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Matt Okine - Live at the Enmore Theatre (Century Entertainment)*
Ronny Chieng - Chieng Reaction (Century Entertainment)
Sammy J & Randy - Live (Head Records)

 

Best Country Album

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Mustered Courage - White Lies and Melodies (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Shane Nicholson - Hell Breaks Loose (Lost Highway Australia / Universal Music Australia)*
Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride (Liberation Music)

 

Best Dance Release

Alison Wonderland - Run (EMI)
Flight Facilities - Down To Earth (Future Classic)
Hayden James - Something About You (Future Classic)
Peking Duk - Take Me Over feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch / Universal Music Australia)
Rüfüs - You Were Right (Sweat It Out / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)*

 

Best Female Artist

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)*
Jessica Mauboy - Can I Get A Moment? (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Meg Mac - MEGMAC EP (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)
Megan Washington - There There (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Sia - Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)

 

Best Group

5 Seconds of Summer - LiveSOS (EMI)
AC/DC - Rock Or Bust (Alberts / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Tame Impala - Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)*
The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Born Lion - Final Words (FOUR|FOUR / Universal Music Australia)
In Hearts Wake - Skydancer (UNFD)
King Parrot - Dead Set (EVP Recordings / Rocket Distribution)
Northlane - Node (UNFD)*
Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War (UNFD)

 

Best Independent Release

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)*
Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions - Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions (Gawd Aggie Recordings)
Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

 

Best Male Artist

#1 Dads - Nominal (Pieater / Inertia)
Daniel Johns - Talk (Eleven / EMI)
Guy Sebastian - Tonight Again (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)*

 

Best Pop Release

Conrad Sewell - Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)*
Sia - Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)
Tame Impala - Let It Happen (Modular / Universal Music Australia)
Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away (Liberation Music)

 

Best Rock Album

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Dead Letter Circus - Aesthesis (UNFD)
Gang of Youths - The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Tame Impala - Currents (Modular / Universal Music Australia)*
The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Urban Album

Citizen Kay - Demokracy (Asphalt Records / MGM)
Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon (Flying Buddha / Sony Music Masterworks)
Seth Sentry - Strange New Past (High Score Records / Inertia)*
The Meeting Tree - R U A Cop (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Tuka - Life Death Time Eternal (EMI)

 

Breakthrough Artist presented by PPCA

Conrad Sewell - Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Milk! Records / Remote Control)*
Gang of Youths - The Positions (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Meg Mac - Never Be (littleBIGMAN / Inertia)

 

Outstanding Achievement Award

Lee Kernaghan - Spirit of the Anzacs  (#1 for 4 weeks - award presented by The Honourable Dr Brendan Nelson, Director of the Australian War Memorial)

 

Diamond Award

Ed Sheeran - X (The inaugural award for sales in excess of half a million)

 

Publicly Voted Awards

Best Australian Live Act

5 Seconds Of Summer - Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour (EMI)*
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Gang of Youths - Gang of Youths National Tour (Verge / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light Tour (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater Australian Tour (Golden Era Records / Universal Music Australia)
Nick Cave - Nick Cave Australian Tour (Bad Seed / Kobalt Label Services)
Paul Kelly presents The Merri Soul Sessions - Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Tour (Gawd Aggie Recordings / Universal Music Australia)
Sheppard - The Bombs Away Tour (Chugg Music & Empire Of Song / MGM Distribution)
The Preatures - The Cruel Tour (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away Tour (Liberation Music)

 

Best International Artist

Calvin Harris - Motion (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Ed Sheeran - X (Atlantic UK / Warner Music)
Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Hozier - Hozier (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
James Bay - Chaos And The Calm (Universal / Universal Music Australia)
Mark Ronson - Uptown Special (Columbia / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Meghan Trainor - Title (Epic Records / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
One Direction - Four (Syco / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)*
Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour (Capitol / EMI)
Taylor Swift - 1989 (Big Machine Records / Universal Music Australia)

 

Best Video

Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland - U Don't Know feat. Wayne Coyne (EMI)
Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian At Best (Milk! Records / Remote Control)
Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns - Aerial Love (Eleven / EMI)
Anthony Rose for Delta Goodrem - Wings (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Clemens Habicht for Flume - Some Minds feat. Andrew Wyatt (Future Classic)
Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude - Through The Roof feat. Young Tapz (Elefant Traks / Inertia Music)
Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs (ABC Music / Universal Music Australia)
Filmery for Shane Nicholson - Secondhand Man (Lost Highway Australia)
Luci Schroder for Vance Joy - Georgia (Liberation Music)
Matt Sharp & Daniel James for The Veronicas - You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)*

 

Song Of The Year

Conrad Sewell - Start Again (300 Entertainment / Warner Music Australia)*
Grace - You Don't Own Me feat. G-Eazy (RCA / Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Iggy Azalea - Trouble feat. Jennifer Hudson (Mercury Australia / Universal Music Australia)
Jarryd James - Do You Remember (Jarryd James Music / Dryden Street Limited)
Marlisa - Stand By You (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Nathaniel - Live Louder (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Peking Duk - Take Me Over feat. SAFIA (Vicious Bitch/Universal Music Australia)
Sia - Elastic Heart (Inertia Recordings)
The Veronicas - You Ruin Me (Sony Music Entertainment Australia)
Vance Joy - Georgia (Liberation Music)


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