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Allphones Arena hosts 2011 ARIA awards

Allphones Arena hosts 2011 ARIA awards
November 27, 2011

The elite of Australasia's pop industry were on hand as the 2011 ARIA Awards were presented tonight in a star studded ceremony held at the Allphones Arena in Sydney Olympic Park.

Before a capacity audience comprised of members of industry heavy weights and music fans, the event kicked off with a 'hair raising' performance by West Australian MC, Drapht and included stunning performances by Goyte and Kimbra, Boy & Bear, Art vs Science, Gurrumul with Missy Higgins, Cut Copy,

The Living End and Guy Sebastian, as well as a surprise appearance by Delta Goodrem who performed a moving tribute to those artists who have passed away over the ARIA Awards' 25 year history.

It was a special night for ARIA Hall of Fame recipients, Kylie Minogue and The Wiggles, both of whom shared the night with their family and friends. Prime Minister Julia Gillard inducted our international pop princess, Kylie Minogue, while Killing Time star, David Wenham took on the induction duties for The Wiggles. It was a double celebration for The Wiggles who also took out Best Children's Album, their tenth, for Ukulele Baby!

Sydney quintet, Boy & Bear, capped off a busy year by winning five ARIA Awards for their critically acclaimed, self-produced, debut album, Moonfire. The band, who has already won accolades like Rolling Stone's Artist to Watch of 2010 and triple j's Unearthed Artist of the Year, won Best Adult Alternative Album, Breakthrough Artist - Single, Breakthrouch Artist - Album, Best Group and the coveted Album of the Year for 2011.

Capping off an extraordinary year, Goyte has taken out the much coveted ARIA Award in the categories of Single of the Year, Best Pop Release and Best Male Artist adding to the three Awards (Produces of the Year , Best Video and Engineer of the Year) already bestowed at the ARIA Awards Nominations

Event in early October, all for the hit single, Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra).

New Zealand born Kimbra, who rose to fame in 2011 for her work with Gotye, has taken out her first solo ARIA Award as Best Female Artist for her debut album, Cameo Lover.

Singer/songwriter Kasey Chambers has proven that she is Australia's official Queen of Country Music taking out her ninth Best Country Album Award for her 5th solo album, Little Bird.

In an ARIA Awards first, the legendary Billy Thorpe has posthumously won an ARIA Award for his final masterpiece, Tangier. Collecting the ARIA Award on the night were Billy's wife, Lynn, and daughters Lauren and Rusty.

Two-time ARIA Award winners, The Audreys, collected their third Best Blues and Roots Album, for their third album, Sometimes the Stars.

Image: The Wiggles.

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