The full list of nominees for the 2019 ARIA Awards has been released, and we would like to cordially invite you to the Tones Zone.

Aussie pop phenomenon Tones And I has been recognised with an astonishing eight nominations, recognising her success on the Australian charts – not to mention her #1 spots in New Zealand, the UK, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, and most of Scandinavia.

Tones And I, her single Dance Monkey, and its corresponding EP The Kids Are Coming, are up for awards including Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release, Breakthrough Artist, and Song of the Year.

(We’re counting Dance Monkey maestro Konstantin Kersting‘s nominations for Engineer and Producer of the Year towards that count, FYI. Sam Teskey of The Teskey Brothers and Matt Corby‘s dude Dann Hume have already won those awards, respectively.)

Elsewhere, bluesy boys The Teskey Brothers have made a mark with their latest effort Run Home Slow, while veterans Hilltop Hoods are up for Album Of The Year, Best Group, and Best Hip Hop release. Naturally.

Thelma Plum‘s exemplary Better In Blak is also up for a slew of awards, recognising her record’s immensely welcome presence.

Voting is now open for a stack of awards, meaning you can budge the needle in favour of your favourite artists. If you’re keen to have a poke around, you can vote here.

Otherwise, get ready for the awards on November 27.

Album Of The Year
Dean Lewis – A Place We Knew 
Hilltop Hoods – The Great Expanse
RÜFÜS DU SOL – Solace 
The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow 
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak 

Best Male Artist
Dean Lewis – A Place We Knew
Guy Sebastian – Choir 
Hayden James – Between Us 
Matt Corby – Rainbow Valley 
Paul Kelly – Nature 

Best Female Artist
Amy Shark – Mess Her Up
Jessica Mauboy – Little Things
Julia Jacklin – Crushing 
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak 
Tones And I – Dance Monkey 

Best Dance Release
Dom Dolla – Take It 
FISHER – You Little Beauty
Peking Duk & Jack River – Sugar 
PNAU – Solid Gold 
RÜFÜS DU SOL – Solace 

Best Group
5 Seconds Of Summer – Easier 
Birds Of Tokyo – Good Lord
Hilltop Hoods – The Great Expanse 
RÜFÜS DU SOL – Solace 
The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow 

Breakthrough Artist
G Flip – About Us 
Stella Donnelly – Beware Of The Dogs 
The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak 
Tones And I – Dance Monkey

Best Pop Release
Amy Shark – Mess Her Up 
Dean Lewis – A Place We Knew 
Guy Sebastian – Choir
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak 
Tones And I – Dance Monkey

Best Hip Hop Release
Baker Boy – Cool As Hell 
Hilltop Hoods – The Great Expanse 
Illy – Then What
Sampa The Great – Final Form
Tkay Maidza – Awake feat. JPEGMAFIA

Best Soul/R&B Release
Kaiit – Miss Shiney 
Matt Corby – Rainbow Valley
Adrian Eagle – AOK
Genesis Owusu – WUTD + Vultures 
Tash Sultana – Can’t Buy Happiness

Best Independent Release
Angie McMahon – Salt
G Flip – About Us
Julia Jacklin – Crushing
The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow
Tones And I – The Kids Are Coming 

Best Rock Album
Amyl and The Sniffers – Amyl and The Sniffers 
Holy Holy – My Own Pool Of Light
Jimmy Barnes – My Criminal Record 
Midnight Oil – Armistice Day: Live at The Domain, Sydney 
Skegss – My Own Mess 

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Julia Jacklin – Crushing 
Paul Kelly – Nature 
Samantha Jade – The Magic of Christmas 
Seeker Lover Keeper – Wild Seeds 
The Paper Kites – On The Corner Where You Live

Best Country Album
Charlie Collins – Snowpine 
Felicity Urquhart – Frozen Rabbit
Lee Kernaghan – Backroad Nation
Morgan Evans – Things We Drink To 
Sara Storer – Raindance 

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Clowns – Nature/Nurture
Dead Letter Circus – Dead Letter Circus 
DZ Deathrays – Positive Rising: Part 1 
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Infest The Rats’ Nest
Northlane – Alien 

Best Blues & Roots Album
Dan Sultan – Aviary Takes 
John Butler Trio – HOME 
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Fishing For Fishies
Paul Kelly – Live At Sydney Opera House 
The Teskey Brothers – Run Home Slow

Best Children’s Album
Dan Sultan – Nali & Friends
Kamil Ellis and Ensemble Offspring – Classic Kids: Music For The Dreaming
Regurgitator’s Pogogo Show – The Really Really Really Really Boring Album 
The Beanies – Imagination Station
The Wiggles – Party Time! 

Best Comedy Release
Arj Barker – Organic 
Carl Barron – Drinking With A Fork
Chris Lilley – Lunatics (Official Soundtrack)
Sammy J – Symphony In J Minor
Veronica & Lewis – Sex Flex: A Rap Guide To Fornication

Best Video 
Baker Boy – Cool As Hell 
Briggs – Life Is Incredible feat. Greg Holden
G Flip – Drink Too Much
Guy Sebastian – Choir 
Hilltop Hoods – Exit Sign feat. Illy & Ecca Vandal
Jessica Mauboy – Little Things 
PNAU – Solid Gold 
Sampa The Great – Final Form 
Thelma Plum – Better In Blak
Tones And I – Dance Monkey 

Best Australian Live Act
Amy Shark – Amy Shark Australian Tour
Baker Boy – Cool As Hell Tour
Electric Fields – 2000 And Whatever Tour
Gang Of Youths – Say Yes To Life Tour
Hilltop Hoods – The Great Expanse World Tour
Keith Urban – Graffiti U Tour 2019
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Australian Tour 2019
Midnight Oil – Midnight Oil
Peking Duk – Peking Duk’s Biggest Tour Ever… So Far 
The Teskey Brothers – The Teskey Brothers – Intimate Venue Tour

Song Of The Year
5 Seconds Of Summer – Easier 
Amy Shark – Mess Her Up 
Birds Of Tokyo – Good Lord 
Dean Lewis – 7 Minutes 
Guy Sebastian – Choir 
Hilltop Hoods – Leave Me Lonely 
Kian – Waiting
Morgan Evans – Day Drunk 
Ocean Alley – Confidence
Tones and I – Dance Monkey

Best International Artist
Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go 
Ed Sheeran – No.6 Collaborations Project 
George Ezra – Staying At Tamara’s 
Khalid – Free Spirit 
P!nk – Hurts 2B Human
Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding
Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes
Taylor Swift – Lover 
Travis Scott – Astroworld

Music Teacher of the Year
Antonio Chiappetta – St Andrews College, Marayong, NSW
Bel Skinner  – North Regional TAFE, WA
Julie Rennick  – Gunnedah Conservatorium, NSW
Lee Strickland  – Narbethong State Special School, QLD

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