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Hip hop dominates the 2021 ARIA Awards: All the winners and nominees representing our best grassroots and mainstream talent

The Kid LAROI and Genesis Owusu were the stars of the night.

By Faye Couros
The past 18 months have absolutely devastated the Australian music industry as most acts make their income by touring, which they haven't been able to do.
This year the ARIA Awards stood for more than ever before as they will brought attention to our artists who deserve recognition for the work and the resilience they have shown as a community.
Amy Shark and Ghanian-Australian Genesis Owusu were tied for the most nominations, receiving six each, and iconic faves like AC/DC and Keith Urban were also nominated.

Here is the list of winners from the night

Genesis Owusu won big at the show, taking home four awards. Getty

Song of the year

Amy Shark Ft. Keith Urban, Love Songs Ain't For Us
Dean Lewis, Falling Up
Hooligan Hefs, Send it!
Keith Urban & Pink, One Too Many
Masked Wolf, Astronaut In The Ocean
Sam Fischer and Demi Lovato, What Other People Say
WINNER - Spacey Jane, Booster Seat
The Kid LAROI with Miley Cyrus, Without You
Tones and I, Fly Away
Vance Joy, Missing Piece

Most Popular International Artist

Ariana Grande, Positions
Doja Cat, Planet Her
Justin Bieber, Justice
Kanye West, Donda
Luke Combs, What You See Ain't Always What You Get
Machine Gun Kelly, Tickets To My Downfall
Miley Cyrus, Plastic Hearts
Olivia Rodrigo, Sour
Pop Smoke, Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon
WINNER - Taylor Swift, Evermore
The Kid LAROI won the awards for best artist and best pop release. Getty

Album of The Year

Amy Shark, Cry Forever
WINNER - Genesis Owusu, Smiling With No Teeth
Midnight Oil & First Nations Collaborators, The Makarrata Project
The Avalanches, We Will Always Love You
Tones and I, Welcome to the Madhouse

Best Artist

Amy Shark, Cry Forever
Budjerah, Budjerah (EP)
Genesis Owusu, Smiling With No Teeth
Keith Urban, The Speed Of Now Part 1
Kylie Minogue, Disco
Masked Wolf, Astronaut in The Ocean
Ngaiire, 3
WINNER - The Kid LAROI, Stay (with Justin Bieber)
Tones and I, Welcome to the Madhouse
Vance Joy, Missing Piece
Amy Shark has received seven nominations. Instagram

Best Group

AC/DC, Power Up
Gang of Youths, The Angel of 8th Ave.
Midnight Oil & First Nations Collaborators, The Makarrata Project
WINNER - Rüfüs Du Sol, Alive
The Avalanches, We Will Always Love You

Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist

WINNER - Budjerah, Budjerah (EP)
Gretta Ray, Begin To Look Around
Masked Wolf, Astronaut in The Ocean
MAY-A, Don't Kiss Your Friends
Ngaiire, 3

Best Independent Release

Archie Roach, The Songs Of Charcoal Lane
Ball Park Music, Ball Park Music
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, Crossover
WINNER - Genesis Owusu, Smiling With No Teeth
Vance Joy, Missing Piece
Taylor Swift took out Most Popular International Artist. (Getty)

Best Pop Release

Amy Shark, Cry Forever
The Avalanches, We Will Always Love You
WINNER - The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber, Stay
Tones and I, Fly Away
Vance Joy, Missing Piece

Best Rock Album

AC/DC, Power Up
Ball Park Music, Ball Park Music
Holy Holy, Hello My Beautiful World
WINNER - Middle Kids, Today We're The Greatest
Midnight Oil & First Nations Collaborators, The Makarrata Project

Best Hip Hop Release

B Wise, Jamie
WINNER - Genesis Owusu, Smiling With No Teeth
Masked Wolf, Astronaut In The Ocean
The Kid LAROI, Without You
Youngn Lipz, Area Baby