Flume Dominates ARIA Award Winners For 2016

Written by Emmy Mack on 24th November, 2016

Flume Dominates ARIA Award Winners For 2016

Flume has made the 30th annual ARIA Awards his bitch, bagging a grand total of eight pointy statues over the course of the Australian music industry’s night of nights.

The beatwizard was already off to a powerful start before the ceremony even started, snagging three gongs for ‘Producer of the Year’, ‘Engineer of the Year’ and ‘Best Cover Art’ for his Skin LP.

But his hot form continued long after hosts The Veronicas kicked off the official proceedings, going on to pocket another five of a massive eight more nods, tasting sweet victory in the ‘Best Dance Release’, ‘Best Pop Release’, ‘Best Independent Release’ and ‘Best Male Artist’ categories, on top of bagging the big one — ‘Album Of The Year’ for Skin.

Apart from going on an award-winning spree, the artist otherwise known as Harley Streten was also responsible for plenty of other big #ARIAS2016 moments, making some waves by using one of his many acceptance speeches to trash Sydney’s lockout laws and also treating fans to a stellar performance of his Skin hit Never Be Like You with guest vocalist Kai.

Apart from Flume, ARIA’s debutant Troye Sivan and Mansfield rockers Violent Soho also cleaned house, the former snapping up two awards in the People’s Choice category for ‘Best Video’ (YOUTH – Acoustic) and ‘Apple Song Of The Year’ (also for YOUTH) while the Soho boys also took home two gongs in the ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Rock Album’ category for 2016’s WACO LP.

But the lads were almost a no-show for their second ARIA win of the evening, apparently because they were off smashing piss when the award got announced.

Elsewhere, some heavy music fans were a bit confused and/or pissed that garage/psych act King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard won in the ‘Hard Rock/Heavy Metal’ category, beating out much heavier acts including Parkway Drive, Hellions, Twelve Foot Ninja and The Amity Affliction.

While Sia wasn’t around to accept her ‘Best Female Artist’ award, sending LGBTIQ activist Angie Greene — who was sporting a pro-marriage equality T-shirt — to claim the trophy on her behalf:

Earlier in the night, the ‘Best Urban’ category was taken out by Drapht, ‘Best Adult Alternative’ went to Sarah Blasko and Montaigne snapped up the statue for ‘Breakthrough Artist’.

Congrats on another stellar year of Aussie music, everyone. Give yourselves a nice pat on the back and catch the full list of #ARIA2016 Award winners below.

2016 ARIA Award Winners

Album Of The Year

Flume – Skin (Future Classic) — WINNER
RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony Music)
Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular/EMI)
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Best Female Artist

Delta Goodrem – Wings of the Wild (Sony Music)
Jessica Mauboy – This Ain’t Love (Sony Music)
Montaigne – Glorious Heights (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return (EMI)
Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia) — WINNER

Best Group

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony Music)
The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular/EMI)
The Veronicas – In My Blood (Sony Music)
Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You) – WINNER

Breakthrough Artist

DMA’S – Hills End (I Oh You)
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) (Audio Paxx Agency/Sony Music)
Montaigne – Glorious Heights (Wonderlick Recording Company) – WINNER
Olympia – Self Talk (EMI)
Safia – Make Them Wheels Roll (Warner Music Australia/Parlophone)

Best Dance Release

Flume – Skin (Future Classic) – WINNER
Hayden James – Just A Lover (Future Classic)
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) (Audio Paxx Agency/Sony Music)
RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out/Sony Music)
The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular/EMI)

Best Pop Release

Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic) – WINNER
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
The Veronicas – In My Blood (Sony Music)
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Best Urban Album

Citizen Kay – With The People (ASP/MGM)
Drapht – Seven Mirrors (The Ayems/Sony Music) – WINNER
Koi Child – Koi Child (Pilerats Records)
L-FRESH The LION – Become (Elefant Traks/Inertia)
Urthboy – The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat (Elefant Traks/Inertia)

Best Independent Release

Flume – Skin (Future Classic) – WINNER
Jarryd James – Thirty One (Dryden Street Limited/Universal Music)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
Sia – This Is Acting (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You)

Best Rock Album

Ball Park Music – Every Night The Same Dream (Stop Start Music)
Boy & Bear – Limit Of Love (Boy & Bear/Universal Music)
Gang Of Youths – Let Me Be Clear (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)
The Living End – Shift (Dew Process/Universal Music)
Violent Soho – WACO (I Oh You) — WINNER

Best Adult Alternative Album

Jarryd James – Thirty One (Dryden Street Limited/Universal Music)
Matt Corby – Telluric (Mercury Records Australia/Universal Music)
Peter Garrett – A Version of Now (Sony Music)
Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return (EMI) — WINNER
The Temper Trap – Thick As Thieves (Liberation Music)

Best Country Album

Adam Brand and the Outlaws – Adam Brand and the Outlaws (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Bill Chambers – Cold Trail (Checked Label Services)
Fanny Lumsden – Small Town Big Shot (Social Family Records/Universal Music)
Sara Storer – Silos (ABC Music/Universal Music) – WINNER
The Wolfe Brothers – This Crazy Life (ABC Music/Universal Music)

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Hellions – Opera Oblivia (UNFD)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records) — WINNER
Parkway Drive – Ire (Resist/Cooking Vinyl Australia)
The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak (Roadrunner Records)
Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier (Volkanik/MGM)

Best Blues & Roots Album

Jimmy Barnes – Soul Searchin’ (Liberation Music)
Kev Carmody – Recollections… Reflections… (A Journey) (One Louder Recordings/Universal Music)
Russell Morris – Red Dirt Red Heart (Chugg Music/MGM) – WINNER
The Cat Empire – Rising With The Sun (Two Shoes Records)
The Wilson Pickers – You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train (ABC Music/UMA)

Best Children’s Album

Justine Clarke – Pyjama Jam! (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Pat Davern – Alexander The Elephant In Zanzibar (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Play School – Famous Friends: Celebrating 50 Years of Play School (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Sam Moran – Play Along With Sam: BEST. DAY. EVER! (6 Degrees Records/MGM)
The Wiggles – Wiggle Town! (ABC Music/Universal Music) – WINNER

Best Male Artist

Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal Music)
Flume – Skin (Future Classic) — WINNER
Guy Sebastian – Black & Blue (Sony Music)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal Music) — WINNER
Bob Evans – Car Boot Sale (EMI)
Paul Kelly – Seven Sonnets & A Song (Gawd Aggie Recordings/Universal Music)
Robert Forster – Songs To Play (EMI)
Tina Arena – Eleven (EMI)

PUBLIC VOTED AWARDS

Apple Song Of The Year

Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic)
Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Thom Thum) (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl (UNI/UMA)
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – The Fighter (Capital/EMI)
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV) (Audio Paxx Agency/Sony Music)
Marcus Marr & Chet Faker The Trouble With Us (Detail Records)
Sia – Cheap Thrills (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
The Veronicas – In My Blood (Sony Music)
Troye Sivan – Youth (EMI) — WINNER

Best Australian Live Act

Courtney Barnett – National Theatre Tour (Milk!/Remote Control)
Flume – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016 (Future Classic)
Gang Of Youths – Gang Of Youths National Tour (Mosy Recordings/Sony Music)
Hilltop Hoods – The Restrung Tour (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music) — WINNER
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity Tour (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
RÜFÜS – Bloom Tour (Sweat It Out/Sony Music)
Tame Impala – Australian Tour (Modular/Universal Music)
The Living End – Shift Tour (Dew Process/Universal Music)
Violent Soho – The WACO Tour (I Oh You)
You Am I – Bargain Bin Bon Vivants Tour (The You Am I Set/Inertia)

Best Video

Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator (Milk!/Remote Control)
Delta Goodrem – Dear Life (Sony Music)
Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai) (Future Classic)
Guy Sebastian – Black & Blue (Sony Music)
Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum) (Hilltop Hoods/Universal Music)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – People-Vultures (Flightless Records/Remote Control Records)
Sia – Cheap Thrills (Monkey Puzzle/Inertia)
Troye Sivan – YOUTH Acoustic (Sydney Session) (EMI) – WINNER
Violent Soho – Like Soda (I Oh You)

Best International Artist

Adele – 25 (XL/Inertia)
Beyonce – Lemonade (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment)
Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams (PLG/Warner)
Drake – Views & If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (Universal/Universal Music Australia)
Meghan Trainor – Title & Thank You (Sony Music Entertainment)
Justin Bieber – Purpose (DEF/Universal Music Australia)
One Direction – Made in the A.M & Four (SYCO/Sony Music Entertainment) — WINNER
Taylor Swift – 1989 (BIG/Universal Music Australia)
twenty one pilots – Blurryface (Atlantic/Warner)
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness (Universal/Universal Music Australia)

ARIA Fine Arts, Artisan & Comedy Awards 2016

Producer Of The Year

Harley Streten for Flume – Skin (Future Classic)WINNER
M-Phazes for Illy – Papercuts (ft. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Tony Buchen for Montaigne – Glorious Heights (Wonderlick Recording Company)
Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi for The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular / EMI)
Alex Hope for Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Engineer Of The Year

Nick DiDia for Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal)
Eric J Dubowsky and Harley Streten for Flume – Skin (Future Classic)WINNER
M-Phazes for Illy – ‘Papercuts (ft. Vera Blue) (Warner Music Australia)
Tony Espie and Robbie Chater for The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular / EMI)
Alex Hope for Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood (EMI)

Best Cover Art

Karen Lynch for Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk (Dew Process/Universal)
Kristen Doyle for Delta Goodrem – Wings of the Wild (Sony Music Australia)
Jonathan Zawada for Flume – Skin (Future Classic)WINNER
Jack Vanzet for RÜFÜS – Bloom (Sweat It Out / Sony Music Australia)
Robbie Chater for Lost Art for The Avalanches – Wildflower (Modular / EMI)

Best Classical Album

Flight Facilities – Live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Future Classic) — WINNER
Joe Chindamo & Zoe Black – The New Goldberg Variations (AlFi Records / Planet)
Katie Noonan & Brodsky Quartet – With Love And Fury (Kin Music/Universal Music)
Nicole Car – The Kiss (ABC Classics/Universal Music)
Richard Tognetti | Australian Chamber Orchestra – Mozart’s Last Symphonies (ABC Classics/Universal Music)

Best Jazz Album

Don Burrows & James Morrison – In Good Company (ABC Jazz/Universal Music)
Emma Pask – Cosita Divina (Independent/Emma Pask Music)
Stu Hunter – The Migration (The Habitat Productions)
The Idea of North – Ballads (ABC Jazz/Universal Music)
Vince Jones & Paul Grabowsky – Provenance (ABC Jazz/Universal Music) — WINNER

Best Original Soundtrack/Cast/Show Album

Josh Pyke & The Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Live at the Sydney Opera House (ABC Music/Universal Music) — WINNER
Kate Miller-Heidke – The Rabbits (Original Live Cast Recording) (ABC Classics/Universal Music)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra – Gallipoli Symphony (ABC Classics/Universal Music)
Various Artists – The Divorce (Original Cast Recording) (Universal Music Australia)
Various Artists – Velvet : The Original Cast Recording (Social Family Records/Universal Music Australia)

Best World Music Album

Gawurra – Ratja Yaliyali (CAAMA Music/Rocket)
Joseph Tawadros – World Music (Independent / Planet)
Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Sierra Kilo Alpha (FOUR FOUR/Universal Music) — WINNER
Paul Grabowsky | Monash Art Ensemble | David Ngukurr Boy Wilfred | David Yipininy Wilfred – Nyilipidgi (ABC Jazz/Universal Music)
Seaman Dan – An Old Man Of The Sea (Hot Records)

Best Comedy Release

Kate Miller-Heidke – I’m Growing A Beard Downstairs For Christmas (feat. The Beards) (Cooking Vinyl Australia)
Luke Heggie – You’re Not Special/Anythink is Possible (Century Entertainment)
Matt & Alex – Play It Out (ABC Music/Universal Music)
Roy & HG – This Sporting Life (ABC Music/Universal Music) — WINNER


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