Genesis Owusu has emerged because the breakout ARIA Awards winner, claiming 4 music business gongs.
The Ghanaian-born Australian singer and rapper with the gold grillz and elaborate wardrobe collected trophies for Album of the 12 months, Finest Hip Hop Launch and Finest Unbiased Launch for his debut album Smiling With No Tooth. And, with Bailey Howard, he additionally acquired the ARIA for Finest Cowl Artwork.
Wednesday night’s awards additionally favoured rapper The Child Laroi, who was named Finest Artist. The 18-year-old Indigenous Australian from Sydney additionally scored Finest Pop Launch for his three-time-platinum single, Keep, recorded with Justin Bieber.
“It is unbelievable I am getting this a lot love,” he advised the livestreamed award ceremony.
“It is all I ever wished to do – carry up the tradition and present the world how good Australian music was.”
Zimbabwean-born Australian singer-songwriter and rapper Tkay Maidza took out Finest Soul/R&B Launch for her EP Final 12 months Was Bizarre, Vol. 3.
Grammy-nominated dance music trio Rufus Du Sol received in each their nominated classes, Finest Dance Launch and Finest Group, for single Alive.
Track of the 12 months was given to Booster Seat by Perth four-piece Spacey Jane.
Finest Video went to Vance Pleasure’s Lacking Piece, directed by Annelise Hickey.
Aboriginal singer-songwriter Budjerah was named Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist for his eponymous debut EP, with Ed Sheeran asserting the award by video and paying tribute to the late Gudinski, founding father of Mushroom Data.
Introduced by Brooke Boney, amongst others, the occasion featured performances by Owusu, Amy Shark, Rufus Du Sol, Gretta Ray and Budjerah.
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