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ARIA Awards Nominations 2020

Lime Cordiale, Tame Impala and Sampa the Great Lead the 2020 ARIA Awards Nominations

Today the nominees were announced for this year's ARIA Awards, celebrating the best of Australian music, with Lime Cordiale leading the pack with eight nominations, followed by Tame Impala with seven, and Sampa the Great with six.

The contenders for Album of the Year come from a wide range of genres, from pop to hip hop to rock: DMA's, Jessica Mauboy, Lime Cordiale, Sampa the Great and Tame Impala.

Guy Sebastian, Archie Roach, Ruel, The Kid LAROI and Troye Sivan will battle it out for Best Male Artist, while Best Female Artist is a race between Amy Shark, Miiesha, Sampa the Great, Sia and last year's winner Tones and I.

Voting is now open for the publicly voted categories, including Best Video, Best Australian Live Act, Song of the Year and Best International Artist (calling all Lizzo, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift stans).

We'll find out who wins on November 25! You can watch this year's ARIA Awards on Channel Nine.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
DMA'S — THE GLOW
Jessica Mauboy — Hilda
Lime Cordiale — 14 Steps to a Better You
Sampa the Great — The Return
Tame Impala — The Slow Rush

BEST MALE ARTIST
Archie Roach — Tell Me Why
Guy Sebastian — "Standing With You"
Ruel — Free Time
The Kid LAROI — F*ck Love
Troye Sivan — In a Dream

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Amy Shark — "Everybody Rise"
Miiesha — Nyaaringu
Sampa the Great — The Return
Sia — "Together"
Tones And I — "Bad Child" / "Can't Be Happy All the Time"

BEST DANCE RELEASE
Alice Ivy — Don't Sleep
Dom Dolla — "San Frandisco"
Flume feat. Vera Blue — "Rushing Back"
Northeast Party House — Shelf Life
Stace Cadet & KLP — "Energy"

BEST GROUP
5 Seconds of Summer — CALM
DMA'S — THE GLOW
Lime Cordiale — 14 Steps to a Better You
Tame Impala — The Slow Rush
The Teskey Brothers — Live at the Forum

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Alex the Astronaut — The Theory of Absolutely Nothing
Lime Cordiale — 14 Steps to a Better You
Mallrat — Driving Music
Miiesha — Nyaaringu
The Kid LAROI — F*ck Love

BEST POP RELEASE
Amy Shark — "Everybody Rise"
Lime Cordiale — 14 Steps to a Better You
Sia — "Together"
Tame Impala — "Lost in Yesterday"
Troye Sivan — In a Dream

BEST HIP HOP RELEASE
Baker Boy feat. JessB — "Meditjin"
Briggs — Always Was EP
Illy — "Last Laugh"
Sampa the Great — The Return
The Kid LAROI — F*ck Love

BEST SOUL/R&B RELEASE
Genesis Owusu — "Don't Need You"
KIAN — "Every Hour"
Miiesha — Nyaaringu
Tash Sultana — "Pretty Lady"
Tkay Maidza — Last Year Was Weird, Vol.2

BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE
Archie Roach — Tell Me Why
DMA'S — THE GLOW
Lime Cordiale — 14 Steps to a Better You
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds — Ghosteen
Sampa the Great — The Return

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Cold Chisel — Blood Moon
DMA'S — THE GLOW
Ocean Alley — Lonely Diamond
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
Violent Soho — Everything Is A-OK

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM
Archie Roach — Tell Me Why
Donny Benét — Mr Experience
Gordi — Our Two Skins
Josh Pyke — Rome
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds — Ghosteen

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Casey Barnes — Town of a Million Dreams
Fanny Lumsden — Fallow
Jasmine Rae — Lion Side
The McClymonts — Mayhem to Madness
Travis Collins — Wreck Me

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY ALBUM
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard — Chunky Shrapnel
Parkway Drive — Viva the Underdogs
Polaris — The Death of Me
The Amity Affliction — Everyone Loves You . . . Once You Leave Them
The Chats — High Risk Behaviour

BEST BLUES & ROOTS ALBUM
Busby Marou —The Great Divide
Frank Yamma — Tjukurpa: The Story
Lucky Oceans — Purple Sky (Songs Originally by Hank Williams)
The Teskey Brothers — Live at the Forum
Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife — You Be the Lightning

BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM
Diver City — Welcome to Diver City
Teeny Tiny Stevies — Thoughtful Songs for Little People
The Vegetable Plot — Season Two
The Wiggles — Choo Choo Trains, Propeller Planes & Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car!
Tiptoe Giants — Colour the World

BEST COMEDY RELEASE
Anne Edmonds — What's Wrong With You?
Bev Killick — Crummy Mummy
Celia Pacquola — All Talk
Megan Washington feat. Chris Ryan — "Just Jesus"
Tom Gleeson — Joy

BEST VIDEO
Baker Boy feat. JessB — "Meditjin"
Guy Sebastian — "Standing With You"
Lime Cordiale — "Robbery"
PNAU feat. Vlossom — "Lucky"
Sampa the Great feat. Krown — "Time's Up"
Tame Impala — "Is It True"
The Chats — "The Clap"
Tones And I — "Ur So F**kInG cOoL"
Troye Sivan — "Easy"
Violent Soho — "Pick It Up Again"

BEST AUSTRALIAN LIVE ACT
Amy Shark
Baker Boy
Cold Chisel
DMA'S
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
Paul Kelly
PNAU
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Sampa the Great
The Teskey Brothers

SONG OF THE YEAR
5 Seconds of Summer — "Teeth"
Flume feat. Vera Blue — "Rushing Back"
Hilltop Hoods feat. Illy & Ecca Vandal — "Exit Sign"
Lime Cordiale — "Robbery"
Mallrat — "Charlie"
Ruel — "Painkiller"
Sam Fischer — "This City"
The Jungle Giants — "Heavy Hearted"
The Rubens — "Live In Life"
Tones and I — "Never Seen the Rain"

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST
Dua Lipa — Future Nostalgia
EminemMusic to Be Murdered By
Halsey — Manic
Harry Styles — Fine Line
Juice WRLD — Legends Never Die
Justin Bieber — Changes
Lewis Capaldi — Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent
Lizzo — Cuz I Love You
Taylor Swift — Folklore
The Weeknd — After Hours

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