Owusu wears robe, $8015, pants, POA, and slippers, $2415, all by Zegna x The Elder Statesman; pendant, $33,800, by Tiffany & Co.

IT’S NOT long now until the biggest night in Australian music returns. We are, of course, talking about the ARIA Awards, which is set to touch down in Sydney again this November. On September 21, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) unveiled the nominees for the Awards’ 2023 iteration — and boy, is it set to be an exciting one.

Genesis Owusu, our September digital cover star, leads the pack with seven ARIA Award nominations for his album STRUGGLER. The musician received nods for Album Of The Year, Best Hip Hop/Rap Release, Best Independent Release, Best Solo Artist and more. He’s closely followed by homegrown superstars G Flip, Dom Dolla and Troye Sivan, who received six nods each. Nominees also include local favourites Kylie Minogue, Cub Sport, Peach PRC, DMA’s, Budjerah and MAY-A across various categories, as well as international acts like Beyoncé and Taylor Swift.

The 2023 ARIA Awards will also feature a celebration of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary and see the induction of Jet into the ARIAS Hall of Fame. It’s sure to be major — and you won’t want to miss it. Ahead, discover everything you need to know about the 2023 ARIAs, including when and where to watch it.


When is the 2023 ARIAs?

The 2023 ARIA Awards will be held at Horden Pavilion on November 15, 2023.

Where to watch the 2023 ARIAS

You can tune in to watch the 2023 ARIA Awards live on several different platforms. Watch the awards in full on Stan from 5pm, or tune into the Nine Network from 7:30pm for the free-to-air broadcast.

The red carpet will be live on the ARIA Official YouTube channel from 1:30pm, and the performances and major moments will be available there at a later date.

2023 ARIAS nominees

Album of the Year
DMA’S – How Many Dreams?
Genesis Owusu – STRUGGLER
Matt Corby – Everything’s Fine
The Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way

Best Solo Artist

Budjerah – 2step – Ed Sheeran (Feat. Budjerah)
Dan Sultan – Dan Sultan
Dom Dolla – Eat Your Man
Genesis Owusu – STRUGGLER
Jen Cloher – I Am The River, The River Is Me
Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam
Meg Mac – Matter Of Time
The Kid LAROI – Love Again
Troye Sivan – Rush

Best Group presented by Stan

Cub Sport – Jesus At The Gay Bar
DMA’S – How Many Dreams?
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth…
Parkway Drive – Darker Still
The Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way

Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist
grentperez – When We Were Younger
Pacific Avenue – Flowers
Royal Otis – Sofa Kings
Teenage Dads – Midnight Driving

Best Pop Release
Amy Shark – Can I Shower At Yours
Budjerah – Therapy
Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam
Peach PRC – Perfect For You
Troye Sivan – Rush

Best Dance / Electronic Release
FISHER & Aatig – Take It Off
Golden Features – Sisyphus
Lastlings – Perfect World
MK and Dom Dolla – Rhyme Dust
PNAU and Troye Sivan – You Know What I Need

Best Hip Hop / Rap Release
Genesis Owusu – STRUGGLER
Kerser – A Gift & A Kers
ONEFOUR Feat. CG – Comma’s
TKay Maidza and Flume – Silent Assassin

Best Soul / R&B Release
Chanel Loren – Rollin’ (Sony Music)
Forest Claudette – Mess Around (feat. EARTHGANG)
Jade Weazel – Skin
KYE – Ribena

Best Independent Release presented by PPCA
Cub Sport – Jesus At The Gay Bar
Dan Sultan – Dan Sultan
Genesis Owusu – STRUGGLER
Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam

Best Rock Album
Bad//Dreems – Hoo Ha!
DMA’S – How Many Dreams?
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushroom and Lava
Pacific Avenue – Flowers

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Alex Lahey – The Answer Is Always Yes
Dan Sultan – Dan Sultan
Kate Ceberano – My Life Is A Symphony
Tina Arena – Love Saves

Best Country Album
Brad Cox – Acres
Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley – Up, Down & Sideways |
Fanny Lumsden – Hey Dawn
Henry Wagons – South Of Everywhere
The Wolfe Brothers – Livin’ The Dream

Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album
DZ Deathrays – R.I.F.F (DZ Worldwide/The Orchard)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth…
Parkway Drive – Darker Still
The Amity Affliction – Not Without My Ghosts
These New South Whales – TNSW

Best Blues & Roots Album
Cash Savage and The Last Drinks – So This IS Love
Kate Wighton – The End
The Bamboos – Live At Hammer Hall With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
The Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way

Best Children’s Album
Emma Memma – Emma Memma
Peter Combe – Planet Earth 3rd From The Sun
Play School – Very Jazzy Street Party
The Wiggles – Ready, Steady, Wiggle!
Whistle & Trick – Bananas And Other Delicious Things


Public Voted Awards

Best Video Presented By Youtube
Can I Shower At Yours – Amy Shark, Mitch Green
Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend – DMA’s, Joel Burrows
Gila Monster – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Spod
Give You Love – Jessica Mauboy (feat. Jason Derulo), Rowena Rasmussen; Joel Rasmussen
Good Enough – G Flip, Kyle Caufield
LOLA – MAY-A, Murli Dhir
Lookin’ Out – King Stingray, Sam Brumby
Manic Dream Pixie – Peaches PRC, Kyle Caulfield
Stay Blessed – Genesis Owusu, Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore
Therapy – Budjerah, Murli Dhir, Made In Katana Studios

Best Australian Live Act
Baker Boy – Regional Vic Tour
Budjerah – Budjerah Australian Tour
DMA’S – DMA’S Live at Falls Festival
Dom Dolla – Dom Dolla Australian Summer Festival Tour
G Flip – DRUMMER Australian Tour
King Stingray – That’s Where I Wanna Be Tour
Tame Impala – Slow Rush Tour

Song Of The Year Presented By Youtube
Budjerah – Therapy
Day1 feat. KAHUKX – MBAPPÉ
Dean Lewis – How Do I Say Goodbye
Joji – Die For You
Kylie Minogue – Padam Padam
Luude and Mattafix – Big City Life
MK and Dom Dolla – Rhyme Dust
R3hab and Amy Shark – Sway My Way
The Kid LAROI – Love Again
Troye Sivan – Rush

Most Popular International Artist

Beyonce – Renaissance
Drake and 21 Savage – Her Loss
Ed Sheeran
Luke Combs – Gettin’ Old
Metro Boomin – Heroes Villains
Morgan Wallen – One Thing At A Time
Nicki Minaj – Queens Radio
P!NK – Trustfall
Taylor Swift – Midnights

Artisan Awards

Best Cover Art
Connor Dewhurst for Brad Cox – ACRES
Harry Allen – Studio Balcony for Private Function – 370HSSV 0773H
Jeremy Koren (Grey Ghost) – Everything Was Green – Forest Claudette
Peach PRC, Billy Zammit for Manic Dream Pixie – Peach PRC
Sam Netterfiled, Mia Rankin – Jesus At The Gay Bar – Cub Sport

Engineer – Best Engineered Release
Dann Hume, Chris Collins, Matt Corby for Matt Corby – Everything’s Fine
Dom Dolla for Dom Dolla – Eat Your Man
Eric J Dobowsky, Sam Teskey, Wayne Connelly for The Teskey Brothers – The Winding Way
Simon Cohen, Dave Hammer for Genesis Owusu – STRUGGLER
Styalz Fuego for Troye Sivan – Rush

Producer – Best Produced Release presented by Neumann
Andrew Klippel and Dave Hammer for Genesis Owusu – STRUGGLER
Dom Dolla for Dom Dolla – Eat Your Man
Matt Corby, Chris Collins, Nat Dunn, Alex Henrikssen for Matt Corby – Everything’s Fine
M-Phazes for Ruel – 4th Wall
Styalz Fuego for Troye Sivan – Rush


Fine Arts Awards

Best Classical Album
Australian Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tognetti – Indies & Idols
Ensemble Offspring – To Listen, To Sing – Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers
Neil Gaiman and FourPlay String Quartet – Signs Of Life
Roger Benedict and Simon Tedeschi – Dubussy – Ravel
Various Artists – Genevieve Lacey: Breathing Space

Best Jazz Album
Lance Gurisik – Cull Portal
Mike Nock – Hearing
Sinj Clarke – The Height Of Love
Surprise Chef – Education & Recreation
The Vampires featuring Chris Abrahams – Nightjar

Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album presented by Stan
Brett Aplin and Burkhard Dallwitz – Splice Here: A Projected Odyssey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Helena Czajka – Unseen Skies (Original Score Soundtrack)
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Benjamin Northey – Blueback – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack By Nigel Westlake
Sophie Payton (GORDI), Jason Fernandez – RIDE – Music From the Film
Various Artists – John Farnham: Finding The Voice (Music From The Feature Documentary)

Best World Music Album
Byron Mark – Odyssey
East of West – Moving Home
Joseph Tawadros – Those Who Came Before Us
Mick Dick – Id of RA
Songs of Disappearance – Australian Frog Calls

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Best Use of an Australian Recording in an Advertisement (duration of 2 minutes or less)
Google: Helping You Help Others – 72andSunny, Baker Boy
Tourism Australia: Come and Say G’Day – M&C Saatchi Sydney, King Stingray
Tourism WA: Walking On A Dream – The Brand Agency, Empire Of The Sun
Wilk Turkey: Music 101 – BRING Agency, Matt Corby

Best Use of an Australian Recording in an Advertisement (over 2 minutes duration) Australian Marine Conservation Society: Voice of the Sea – INNOCEAN Australia, John Williamson Sim Sessions: Blessed – Bolster Group, Becca Hatch
Tourism Australian: G’day Short Film – M&C Saatchi Sydney, King Stingray
Vodka Cruiser: The Solo Project – BRING Agency, The Veronicas

A version of this story was originally published on Harper’s BAZAAR Australia/New Zealand


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