ARIA nominees announced

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The nominees for this year’s ARIA Awards have been announced and the three big acts vying for the most gongs are Melbourne-based rap artist 360, internationally celebrated crooner Gotye, and – the biggest surprise to industry folk – Sydney rockers The Jezabels, but then we’re guessing an indie edge is imperative to this year’s ARIAs since presence of alternative music awards event, the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards is growing stronger.

Gotye (above) has been nominated in 5 categories, including Album Of The Year and Best Pop Release (for Making Mirrors) as well as Best Australian Live Act, and Best Male Artist.

But it’s 360 (below) who is leading the charge, garnering the most number of nominations – 6 in total – being for categories of Album Of The Year and Best Urban Album (for Falling & Flying), Best Australian Live Act, Breakthrough Artist, Best Male Artist, and Song Of The Year (for Boys Like You, his collaboration with Gossling).

And after three nominations last year, The Jezabels (below) receive a big haul in 2012 on the back of their Prisoner LP, nominated for 5 categories including Best Group, Best Australian Live Act, Best Rock Album, and Best Independent Release.

Perth-bred outfit, San Cisco (below), faired pretty well for their first year in the music limelight, nominated in 3 categories (Breakthrough Artist, Best Independent Release, Best Pop Release).

In categories away from rock and pop, ABC Music scored a record number of nominations – 23 in total – in genres ranging from Classical and Jazz to World, Country, Blues and Roots, Children’s and Comedy.

See some of the other key contenders for this year’s ARIA Awards, below.

 

The ARIA Awards will be hosted at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Thursday 29 November. For ticketing information, visit www.ticketmaster.com.au or phone 136 100.

 

MORE OF THE 2012 ARIA AWARD NOMINEES

 

Album Of The Year

360 – Falling & Flying

Gotye – Making Mirrors

Missy Higgins – The Ol’ Razzle Dazze

The Jezabels – Prisoner

The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap

 

Best Male Artist

360 – Falling & Flying

Angus Stone – Broken Brights

Gotye – Making Mirrors

Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars

Keith Urban – For You

Matt Corby – Into The Flame

 

Best Female Artist

Jessica Mauboy – Gotcha

Kimbra – Vows

Lanie Lane – To The Horse

Missy Higgins – The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle

Washington – Insomnia

 

Best Group

Boy & Bear – Big Man

Cold Chisel – No Plans

Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun

The Jezabels – Prisoner

The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap

 

Breakthrough Artist – Release

360 – Falling & Flying

Alpine – A Is For Alpine

Lanie Lane – To The Horses

Matt Corby – Brother

San Cisco – Awkward

 

Best Independent Release

Dappled Cities – Lake Air

Katie Noonan + Karin Schaupp – Songs of the Southern Skies

San Cisco – Awkward

The Bamboos – Medicine Man

The Jezabels – Prisoner

 

Best Pop Release

Gotye – Making Mirrors

Guy Sebastian – Battle Scars

Jessica Mauboy – Gotcha

Kimbra – Vows

San Cisco – Awkward

 

Best Rock Album

Children Collide – Monument

Cold Chisel – No Plans

Oh Mercy – Deep Heat

The Jezabels – Prisoner

The Temper Trap – The Temper Trap

 

Best Urban Album

360 – Falling & Flying

Hilltop Hoods – Drinking From The Sun

Katalyst – Deep Impressions

The Bamboos – Medicine Man

The Herd – Future Shade

 

Best Dance Release

Havana Brown – When The Lights Go Out

Hermitude – Hyperparadise

Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat. Georgi Kay – In My Mind

Knife Party – Rage Valley

Sneaky Sound System – From Here To Anywhere