The nominees for the 2017 ARIA Awards have been revealed just this morning. 

Gang of Youths lead the pack with eight nominations, Paul Kelly is just behind with seven, and A.B. Original, Jessica Mauboy, Amy Shark and Illy all scored six each.

The winners of the 31st annual ARIA Awards will be announced at the November 28 ceremony in Sydney – keep an eye out for our on-the-ground coverage!

Here’s the full nominee list.

 

Best Pop Release

Amy Shark, Night Thinker

Dean Lewis, Waves

Jessica Mauboy, Fallin’

Sia, The Greatest

Vera Blue, Perennial

 

Best Independent Release

Tash Sultana, Notion

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia

Dan Sultan, Killer

Sia, The Greatest

Vance Joy, Lay It On Me

 

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Bernard Fanning, Brutal Dawn

D.D Dumbo, Utopia Defeated

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree

Paul Kelly, Life Is Fine

Pete Murray, Camacho

 

Breakthrough Artist

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia

Amy Shark,  Night Thinker

Dean Lewis, Waves

Tash Sultana, Notion

Tkay Maidza, TKAY

 

Best Country Album

Kasey Chambers, Dragonfly

Lee Kernaghan, The 25th Anniversary Album

O’Shea, 61-615

Shane Nicholson, Love And Blood

The McClymonts, Endless

 

Best Video

Amy Shark, Drive You Mad

Bliss N Eso, Moments feat. Gavin James

Client Liaison, A Foreign Affair

Client Liaison, Off White Limousine

Dean Lewis, Waves

Gang Of Youths, The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows

Illy, You Say When feat. Marko Penn

Jessica Mauboy, Fallin’

Kirin J Callinan, Songs About Drugs

Sia, The Greatest

 

Best Dance Release

Dom Dolla & Torren Foot, Be Randy

Jagwar Ma, Every Now & Then

Peking Duk, Stranger feat. Elliphant

PNAU, Chameleon

The Kite String Tangle, The Kite String Tangle

 

Best Female Artist

Amy Shark, Night Thinker

Jessica Mauboy, The Secret Daughter

Julia Jacklin, Don’t Let The Kids Win

Meg Mac, Low Blows

Sia, The Greatest

 

Best Male Artist

D.D Dumbo, Utopia Defeated

Dan Sultan, Killer

Illy, Two Degrees

Paul Kelly, Life Is Fine

Vance Joy, Lay It On Me

 

Best Group

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia

Gang Of Youths, Go Farther Into Lightness

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Flying Microtonal Banana

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree

Peking Duk, Stranger feat. Elliphant

 

Best Blues & Roots Album

All Our Exes Live in Texas, When We Fall

Archie Roach, Let Love Rule

Busby Marou, Postcards From The Shell House

Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen, Death’s Dateless Night

Tash Sultana, Notion

 

Song Of The Year

Amy Shark, Adore

Bliss N Eso, Moments feat. Gavin James

Dean Lewis, Waves

Guy Sebastian, Set In Stone

Illy, Catch 22 feat. Anne Marie

Jessica Mauboy, Fallin’

Peking Duk, Stranger feat. Elliphant

PNAU, Chameleon

Sia, The Greatest feat. Kendrick Lamar

Starley, Call On Me

 

Best Australian Live Act

Client Liaison

Flume

Gang Of Youths

Illy

Jessica Mauboy

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

Peking Duk

Tash Sultana

Violent Soho

 

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Airbourne, Breakin’ Outta Hell

Frenzal Rhomb, Hi-Vis High Tea

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Murder Of The Universe

Northlane, Mesmer

Sleepmakeswaves, Made Of Breath Only

 

Best International Artist

Adele, 25

Bruno Mars, 24K Magic

Ed Sheeran, divide and Loose Change

Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. and Untitled Unmastered

Harry Styles, Harry Styles

Lorde, Melodrama

Metallica, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct

Shawn Mendes, Illuminate

The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome

The Weeknd, Starboy

 

Best Rock Album

Dan Sultan, Killer

Dune Rats, The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit

Gang Of Youths, Go Farther Into Lightness

Polish Club, Alright Already

The Preatures, Girlhood

 

Best Urban Release

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia

Illy, Two Degrees

REMI, Divas & Demons

Thundamentals, Everyone We Know

Tkay Maidza, TKAY

 

Album Of The Year

A.B. Original, Reclaim Australia

Amy Shark, Night Thinker

Gang Of Youths, Go Farther Into Lightness

Illy, Two Degrees

Paul Kelly, Life Is Fine