2018 ARIA Award Nominations Revealed

The 2018 ARIA Award Nominations have been revealed with women dominating across the pop and alternative airwaves categories led by Amy Shark, Courtney Barnett and Tash Sultana.

The dominance of dance pop on the 2018 charts this year is also reflected with PNAU picking up seven nominations for their fifth album Changa and fellow electro pop stars Peking Duk weren’t far behind them with five nominations.

Noisegate favs Parkway Drive picked up a nomination for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album with their album Reverence.


Here are all the Nominations:

Apple Music Album Of The Year

Amy Shark​​ — Love Monster

Courtney Barnett​​ — Tell Me How You Really Feel

Gurrumul​​ — Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) ​

Pnau​​ — Changa

Troye​​ ​Sivan​​ — Bloom

Best Male Artist

Dan​​ ​Sultan​​ — Killer Under A Blood Moon

Dean​​ ​Lewis​​ — Be Alright

Gurrumul​​ — Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) ​

Troye​​ ​Sivan​​ — Bloom

Vance​​ ​Joy​​ — Nation Of Two

Best Female Artist

Alison​​ W​onderland​​ — Awake

​Amy​​ S​hark​​ — Love Monster

Courtney​​ ​Barnett​​ — Tell Me How You Really Feel

Sia​​ — Flames

Tash​​ ​Sultana​​ — Flow State ​

Best Dance Release

Alison​​ W​onderland​​ — Awake ​

Fisher​​ — Losing It

Peking​​ ​Duk​​ — Fire

Pnau​​ — Go Bang ​

RÜFÜS​​ D​U SOL​​ — No Place

Best Group

5 Seconds Of Summer​​ — Youngblood

DMA’s​​ — For Now

Peking​​ ​Duk​​ — Fire ​

Pnau​​ — Go Bang

RÜFÜS​​ D​U SOL​​ — No Place ​

Breakthrough Artist

Alex​​ ​Lahey​​ — I Love You Like A Brother

Jack​​ ​River​​ — Sugar Mountain

Mojo​​ ​Juju​​ — Native Tongue

Odette​​ — To A Stranger

Ruel​​ — Dazed & Confused

Best Pop Release

5 Seconds Of Summer​​ — Youngblood

Amy​​ ​Shark​​ — Love Monster

Dean​​ ​Lewis​​ — Be Alright

Jack​​ ​River​​ — Sugar Mountain

Troye​​ ​Sivan​​ — Bloom

Best Urban Album

360​​ — Vintage Modern

Esoterik​​ — My Astral Plane

Hilltop​​ ​Hoods​​ — Clark Griswold (feat. Adrian Eagle)

Kerser​​ — Engraved In The Game

Best Independent Album

Angus & Julia Stone — Snow

Courtney Barnett — Tell Me How You Really Feel

DMA’S — For Now

Gurrumul — Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow)

Pnau — Go Bang

Best Rock Album

Camp Cope — How To Socialise & Make Friends

Courtney Barnett — Tell Me How You Really Feel

DMA’S — For Now

Luca Brasi — Stay

Middle Kids — Lost Friends

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile — Lotta Sea Lice

Dan Sultan — Killer Under A Blood Moon

Missy Higgins — Solastalgia

Odette — To A Stranger

Vance Joy — Nation Of Two

Best Country Album

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont — Adam & Brooke

Fanny Lumsden — Real Class Act

Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples — Campfire

The Wolfe Brothers — Country Heart

Travis Collins — Brave & The Broken

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

DZ Deathrays — Bloody Lovely

King Parrot — Ugly Produce

Parkway Drive — Reverence

Polaris — The Mortal Coil

West Thebarton — Different Beings Being Different

Best Blues & Roots Album

Angus & Julia Stone — Snow

Emily Wurramara — Milyakburra

Mama Kin Spender — Golden Magnetic

Ruby Boots — Don’t Talk About It

Tash Sultana — Flow State

Best Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album

Evelyn Ida Morris — Acute Misfortune (Original Soundtrack)

Jessica Mauboy — The Secret Daughter Season Two (Songs for the Original 7 Series) (

Jimmy Barnes — Working Class Boy: The Soundtracks

LIARS — 1/1 (Original Soundtrack)

Various Artists — Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical (The Original Cast Recording)

Best Children’s Album

Justine Clarke — The Justine Clarke Show!

Lah-Lah — 10th Birthday Party

Sam Moran — Santa’s Coming!

Teeny Tiny Stevies — Helpful Songs For Little People

The Wiggles — Wiggle Pop!

PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

Apple Music Song Of The Year

5 Seconds Of Summer — Youngblood

Amy Shark — I Said Hi

Angus & Julia Stone — Chateau

Conrad Sewell — Healing Hands

Dean Lewis — Be Alright

Peking Duk — Fire/Reprisal

Pnau — Go Bang

Sheppard — Coming Home

Troye Sivan — My My My! (EMI)

Vance Joy — Lay It On Me

Best Video

Amy Shark — I Said Hi

Client Liaison — Survival In The City

Courtney Barnett — Need A Little Time

Dean Lewis — Be Alright

Gang Of Youths — The Heart Is A Muscle

Mojo Juju — Native Tongue

Peking Duk — Fire

Pnau — Go Bang

Tash Sultana — Salvation

The Presets — Do What You Want

Best Australian Live Act

5 Seconds Of Summer — Meet You There Tour

Amy Shark — Love Monster Tour

Client Liaison — Expo Liaison

Courtney Barnett — Tell Me How You Really Feel National Tour

Dean Lewis — 2017 National Tour

Gang Of Youths — 2017 National Tour

Paul Kelly — Life Is Fine Tour 2017

Peking Duk — The Wasted Tour

Pnau — Pnau Changa Australian Tour

Tash Sultana — Homecoming Tour

Best International Artist

Camila Cabello — Camila

Drake — Scorpion & More Life

Ed Sheeran — ÷

Eminem — Revival & Kamikaze

Imagine Dragons — Evolve

Khalid — American Teen

P! nk — Beautiful Trauma

Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys & Stoney

Sam Smith — The Thrill Of It All

Taylor Swift — Reputation