/ 25 November 2021

Winners feel the beat

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Australian music’s good and great gathered at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo for this year’s ARIA awards. Taking out the top award for best artist went to The Kid LAROI. He’s had a stonking good year with high profile collaborations and his hit singles attracting more than 3 billion global streams. He also won best pop release for Stay. Also in the headlines – artist Genesis Owusu took out album of the year, best hip hop release, and best independent release. Other notable winners are here, and a red carpet with all the thrills and spills is here. And in the US, the Grammy nominations were out yesterday with Olivia Rodrigo the only contender to score nods across the 4 top categories – record of the year, album of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. Good for her… Jon Batiste, the bandleader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert with an acclaimed album, led the nominations with 11. The Grammys are on 31 January (aka 9 weeks away, if you can believe that…).

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