Gang of Youths and Paul Kelly lead 2017 ARIA nominations

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Dan Sultan, Nick Cave and A.B. Original have also fared well.

The nominees for the 2017 ARIA Awards are in, and it has once again shown the depth of talent in Australian music from across the genre spectrum. 

Sydney anthemic rockers Gang Of Youths lead the nominees for this year with a staggering eight nominations across the board. Not far away from them is the great Paul Kelly who has score seven, while the brilliant A.B. Original walk away with six nominations.

A little further down in the pack are acts of supreme quality, including D.D Dumbo, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (four apiece), Dan Sultan and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (three apiece) and Julia Jacklin, who has two nominations.

As per usual, the nomination day also saw the first awards for the year handed out in some of the Artisan categories.

This means that Paul Kelly’s Life Is Fine has already picked up two awards, with Steven Schram winning Engineer Of The Year and Peter Salmon-Lomas’ excellent, eye catching cover shot earning it Best Cover Art.

Gang Of Youths also already scored a statue, sharing the Producer Of The Year award with Adrian Breakspear for their Go Father In Lightness album from this year.

Elsewhere in today’s Artisan Awards, Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp won the Best World Music Album award for Songs Of The Latin Skies, John Clarke picked up a posthumous Best Comedy Release award for Clarke's Classics. Sadly King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard lost out to James Morrison for the Best Jazz Release award…

Here’s a list of the nominees for the 2017 ARIA Awards. The awards take place on Tuesday 28 November at the Star in Sydney.

Album Of The Year
A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia
Amy SharkNight Thinker
Gang Of YouthsGo Farther In Lightness
Illy – Two Degrees
Paul KellyLife Is Fine

Best Male Artist
D.D DumboUtopia Defeated
Dan SultanKiller
IllyTwo Degrees
Paul KellyLife Is Fine
Vance JoyLay It On Me

Best Female Artist
Amy Shark – Night Thinker
Jessica MauboyThe Secret Daughter
Julia JacklinDon’t Let The Kids Win
Meg MacLow Blows
SIA ‘The Greatest feat. Kendrick Lamar’

Best Dance Release
Dom Dolla & Torren Foot – 'Be Randy'
Jagwar MaEvery Now & Then
Peking Duk – 'Stranger (feat. Elliphant)'
Pnau – 'Chameleon'
The Kite String TangleThe Kite String Tangle

Best Group
A.B OriginalReclaim Australia
Gang Of YouthsGo Farther In Lightness
King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardFlying Microtonal Banana
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
Peking Duk – Stranger (feat. Elliphant)’

Breakthrough Artist
A.B Original – Reclaim Australia
Amy SharkNight Thinker
Dean LewisWaves
Tash SultanaNotion
Tkay MaidzaTKAY

Best Pop Release
Amy SharkNight Thinker
Dean LewisWaves
Jessica Mauboy – ‘Fallin’’
SIA – “The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)’
Vera Blue – ‘Perennial’

Best Urban Album
A.B OriginalReclaim Australia
IllyTwo Degrees
REMIDivas & Demons
ThundamentalsEveryone We Know
Tkay MaidzaTKAY

Best Independent Release
A.B OriginalReclaim Australia
Dan SultanKiller
SIA – ‘The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)’
Tash SultanaNotion
Vance JoyLay It On Me

Best Rock Album
Dan SultanKiller
Dune RatsThe Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit
Gang Of YouthsGo Farther In Lightness
Polish ClubAlrighty Alrighty
The PreaturesGirlhood

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Bernard FanningBrutal Dawn
D.D DumboUtopia Defeated
Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree
Paul KellyLife Is Fine
Pete MurrayCamacho

Best Country Album
Kasey ChambersDragonfly
Lee KernaghanThe 25th Anniversary Album
O’Shea61-615
Shane NicholsonLove And Blood
The McClymontsEndless

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
AirbourneBreaking Outta Hell
Frenzal Rhomb – Hi-Vis High Tea
King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardMurder Of The Universe
NorthlaneMesmer
SleepmakeswavesMade of Breath Only

Best Blues & Roots Album
All Our Exes Live In TexasWhen We Fall
Archie RoachLet Love Rule
Busby MarouPostcards From The Shell House
Paul Kelly & Charlie OwenDeath’s Dateless Night
Tash SultanaNotion

PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

Best Video
Amy Shark – 'Drive You Mad’
Bliss N Eso – 'Moments (feat. Gavin James)'
Client Liaison – 'A Foreign Affair'
Client Liaison – 'Off White Limousine'
Dean Lewis – 'Waves'
Gang Of Youths – 'The Deepest Signs, the Frankest Shadows'
Illy – 'You Say When (feat. Marko Penn)'
Jessica Mauboy – 'Fallin’'
Kirin J Callinan – 'S.A.D'
SIA – 'The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)'

Best Australian Live Act
Client Liaison
Flume
Gang Of Youths
Illy
Jessica Mauboy
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Peking Duk
Tash Sultana
Violent Soho

Song Of The Year
Amy Shark – 'Adore'
Bliss N Eso – 'Moments (feat. Gavin James)'
Dean Lewis – 'Waves'
Guy Sebastian – 'Set In Stone'
Illy – 'Catch 22 (feat. Anne-Marie)'
Jessica Mauboy – ‘Fallin’
Peking Duk – 'Stranger (feat. Elliphant)’
Pnau – 'Chameleon'
SIA – 'The Greatest (feat. Kendrick Lamar)' 
Starley – 'Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix)'

Best International Artist
Adele25
Bruno Mars24K Magic
Ed Sheeran÷ and Loose Change
Harry StylesHarry Styles
Kendrick LamarDAMN and Untitled Unmastered
LordeMelodrama
MetallicaHardwired...To Self-Destruct
Shawn MendesIlluminate
The Rolling StonesBlue & Lonesome
The WeekndStarboy

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