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2014 ARIA Awards Nominees Full List

Announcing the 2014 ARIA Awards Nominees

The nominees for the 2014 ARIA Awards were announced today at a special event held at the Art Gallery of NSW. Aussie electronica musician and producer Chet Faker (real name Nicholas Murphy, pictured above with Jessica Mauboy) led the charge with nine nominations in total, and at today's event he was already awarded three for his album Built on Glass, for ARIA producer of the year, ARIA engineer of the year (for Eric J. Dubowsky) and best cover art designed by Tin & Ed. Brisbane group Sheppard garnered seven nominations for their album Bombs Away and single "Geronimo," while Sia was recognised with six nominations. Home-grown acts Iggy Azalea and 5 Seconds of Summer also scored a handful of nominations each, while there was also love for reality TV alumni like Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Justice Crew, Nathaniel and Taylor Henderson.

The 2014 ARIA Awards will take place on Nov. 26 at The Star in Sydney, and will be broadcast on Network Ten.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Built on Glass, Chet Faker
Blackbird, Dan Sultan
Beautiful, Jessica Mauboy
Bombs Away, Sheppard
1000 Forms of Fear, Sia

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Harvest of Gold, Gossling
O Vertigo!, Kate Miller-Heidke
Goin' Your Way, Neil Finn & Paul Kelly
Live From KCRW, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Reset, Tina Arena

BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
Misdiagnosed, Harry Hookey
Flesh & Blood, John Butler Trio
Van Diemen's Land, Russell Morris
'Til My Tears Roll Away, The Audreys
Fever in the Road, The Bamboos

BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM
Let's Put the Beat in Our Feet, Alex Papps
Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz, Ali McGregor
Christmas at Jay's Place, Jay Laga'aia
Play Along With Sam: We're Gonna Dance!, Sam Moran
Apples & Bananas, The Wiggles

BEST COMEDY RELEASE
It's A Buddy Goode Christmas, Buddy Goode
The Franky Walnut Reflective Drink Coaster, Franky Walnut
Learning to Be Me, Ja'mie
The Ron Way, Ronny Chieng
The Beard Album, The Beards

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
My Side of the Street, Adam Brand
Emma Swift, Emma Swift
Bittersweet, Kasey Chambers
Fuse, Keith Urban
Here's to You & I, The McClymonts

BEST DANCE RELEASE
Drop the Game, Flume & Chet Faker
Everybody Together, Nicky Night Time
High, Peking Duk feat. Nicole Millar
Sundream, RÜFÜS
No Fun, The Presets

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
All Day Venus, Adalita
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Beautiful, Jessica Mauboy
Bittersweet, Kasey Chambers
1000 Forms of Fear, Sia

BEST GROUP
5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer
Walking Under Stars, Hilltop Hoods
Sundream, RÜFÜS
Bombs Away, Sheppard
Saramona Said, Violent Soho

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM
Black Rat, DZ Deathrays
Death Beat, High Tension
FVEY, Shihad
Love of Cartography, Sleepmakeswaves
Let the Ocean Take Me, The Amity Affliction

BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE
Built on Glass, Chet Faker
Blackbird, Dan Sultan
Bombs Away, Sheppard
Mess Is Mine, Vance Joy
Saramona Said, Violent Soho

BEST MALE ARTIST
Built on Glass, Chet Faker
Blackbird, Dan Sultan
Gurrumul and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra: His Life And Music, Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Come Home With Me, Guy Sebastian
Mess Is Mine, Vance Joy

BEST POP RELEASE
5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer
Sea of Approval, Andy Bull
Que Sera, Justice Crew
Bombs Away, Sheppard
1000 Forms of Fear, Sia

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Angus & Julia Stone, Angus & Julia Stone
Puddinghead, Ball Park Music
Blackbird, Dan Sultan
30:30 Hindsight, Jimmy Barnes
Microscopic Wars, Kingswood

BEST URBAN ALBUM
Utopia, 360
Walking Under Stars, Hilltop Hoods
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Cinematic, Illy
So We Can Remember, Thundamentals

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer
Sea of Approval, Andy Bull
Built on Glass, Chet Faker
The New Classic, Iggy Azalea
Vessel EP, The Kite String Tangle

OUTSTANDING DIGITAL SERVICE
iTunes
JB Hi-Fi Now
Spotify
Vevo
YouTube

PUBLICLY VOTED AWARDS

BEST AUSTRALIAN LIVE ACT
Boy & Bear
Dan Sultan
John Butler Trio
Keith Urban
Melbourne SKA Orchestra
RÜFÜS
Tame Impala
The Preatures
The Presets
Violent Soho

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
True, Avicii
Beyoncé, Beyoncé
Ghost Stories, Coldplay
X, Ed Sheeran
The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem
Tattoos, Jason Derulo
Prism, Katy Perry
Pure Heroine, Lorde
Midnight Memories, One Direction
G I R L, Pharrell Williams

BEST VIDEO
Ben Young for John Butler Trio, "Only One"
Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett, "Avant Gardener"
Dan Graetz for Violent Soho, "Covered in Chrome"
Sia Furler and Daniel Askill for Sia, "Chandelier"
Lawrence Lim for Jessica Mauboy, "Never Be the Same"
Lawrence Lim for Justice Crew, "Que Sera"
Renny Wijeyamohan for Busby Marou, "My Second Mistake"
Christian J Henrich & Nicholas Rabone for Bluejuice, "SOS"
Toby & Pete for Chet Faker, "Talk Is Cheap"
Toby Morris for Sheppard, "Geronimo"

SONG OF THE YEAR
"She Looks So Perfect," 5 Seconds of Summer
"Like a Drum," Guy Sebastian
"Warrior," Havana Brown
"Fancy," Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX
"Swing," Joel Fletcher feat. Savage
"Que Sera," Justice Crew
"You," Nathaniel
"Geronimo," Sheppard
"Chandelier," Sia
"Borrow My Heart," Taylor Henderson

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