Genesis Owusu, G Flip & Troye Sivan Win Big At 2023 ARIA Awards

15 November 2023 | 8:05 pm | Ellie Robinson

Other standout winners include DMA’S, Parkway Drive and Kylie Minogue.

Genesis Owusu / G Flip / Troye Sivan

Genesis Owusu / G Flip / Troye Sivan (Supplied)

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The 2023 ARIA Awards went down in Sydney tonight (November 15), with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) crowning some of the most influential artists in the country.

Among the night’s biggest winners were Genesis Owusu (who landed the prestigious Album Of The Year gong for his recent second LP STRUGGLER, as well as the awards for Best Hip Hop / Rap Release and Best Independent Release), Troye Sivan (who won Best Solo Artist, as well as the publicly voted Song Of The Year award for Rush, which claimed Best Engineered Release and Best Produced Release) and G Flip (who took home two of the publicly voted awards, Best Australian Live Act and Best Video for Good Enough).

Taylor Swift won the last remaining award open for public voting – Most Popular International Artist – while Teenage Dads won the lucrative Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Award.

As for genre-based titles, Kylie Minogue won Best Pop Release for Padam Padam, with the others going to MK and Dom Dolla (Best Dance / Electronic Release for Rhyme Dust), Forest Claudette (Best Soul / R&B Release for Mess Around), King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Best Rock Album for Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushroom and Lava), Dan Sultan (Best Adult Contemporary Album for his self-titled effort), Fanny Lumsden (Best Country Album for Hey Dawn), Parkway Drive (Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal album for Darker Still), The Teskey Brothers (Best Blues & Roots Album for The Winding Way) and Emma Memma (Best Children’s Album for her self-titled effort).

ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, said: “We are so proud of tonight’s result: a true reflection of the excellence in Australian music, a celebration of the genuinely diverse range of artists we should be thrilled to call our own, and an exciting glimpse of the sheer success our incredible industry can achieve in the near future. Congratulations to all the winners, the nominees, and everyone who supported this year’s ARIA Awards in any way. Most of all, thank you.”

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Have a look at the full list of winners below.


Album of the Year


DMA’S How Many Dreams? (I OH YOU/Mushroom)

G Flip - DRUMMER (Future Classic)

Matt Corby - Everything’s Fine (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

The Teskey Brothers - The Winding Way (Ivy League Records/Mushroom Group)


Best Solo Artist

WINNER: Troye Sivan - Rush (EMI Music Australia) 

Budjerah - 2step - Ed Sheeran (Feat. Budjerah) (Warner Music Australia)

Dan Sultan - Dan Sultan (Liberation Records)

Dom Dolla - Eat Your Man (Three Six Zero/Sony Music)

G Flip - DRUMMER (Future Classic)


Jen Cloher - I Am The River, The River Is Me (Milk! Records/Remote Control Records)

Kylie Minogue - Padam Padam (Liberator Music/Mushroom)

Meg Mac - Matter Of Time (EMI Music Australia)

The Kid LAROI - Love Again (Columbia/Sony Music)


Best Group presented by Stan

WINNER: DMA’S - How Many Dreams? (I OH YOU/Mushroom)

Cub Sport - Jesus At The Gay Bar (Cub Sport/Believe)

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth… (Virgin Music Australia)

Parkway Drive - Darker Still (Parkway Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)

The Teskey Brothers - The Winding Way (Ivy League Records/Mushroom Group)


Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist

WINNER: Teenage Dads - Midnight Driving (Chugg Music/MGM)

Charley - TIMEBOMBS (EMI Music Australia)

grentperez - When We Were Younger (Fast Friends/AWAL Records)

Pacific Avenue - Flowers (BMG)

Royel Otis - Sofa Kings (OURNESS)


Best Pop Release

WINNER: Kylie Minogue - Padam Padam (Liberator Music/Mushroom)

Amy Shark - Can I Shower At Yours (Sony Music)

Budjerah - Therapy (Warner Music Australia)

Peach PRC - Perfect For You (Republic Records & Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Troye Sivan - Rush (EMI Music Australia)


Best Dance / Electronic Release

WINNER: MK and Dom Dolla - Rhyme Dust (Area 10/Big On Blue/Sony Music UK)

FISHER & Aatig - Take It Off (etcetc Music)

Golden Features - Sisyphus (Warner Music Australia)

Lastlings - Perfect World (Liberation Records/Mushroom)

PNAU and Troye Sivan - You Know What I Need (etcetc Music)


Best Hip Hop / Rap Release



Kerser - A Gift & A Kers (ABK Records/ADA)

ONEFOUR Feat. CG - Comma’s (Independent Releases/Tunecore (AU/NZ)/Ditto (ROW)

TKay Maidza and Flume - Silent Assassin (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia)


Best Soul / R&B Release

WINNER: Forest Claudette - Mess Around (feat. EARTHGANG) (Sony Music)

Chanel Loren Rollin’ (Sony Music)

Jada Weazel - Skin (EMI Music Australia)

KYE - Ribena (Sony Music)



Best Independent Release presented by PPCA


Cub Sport - Jesus At The Gay Bar (Cub Sport/Believe)

Dan Sultan - Dan Sultan (Liberation Records / Mushroom)

G Flip - DRUMMER (Future Classic)

Kylie Minogue - Padam Padam (Liberator Music/Mushroom)


Best Rock Album

WINNER: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushroom and Lava (Virgin Music Australia)

Bad//Dreems - Hoo Ha! (BMG/ADA)

DMA’S How Many Dreams? (I OH YOU/Mushroom)

G Flip - DRUMMER (Future Classic)

Pacific Avenue - Flowers (BMG)


Best Adult Contemporary Album

WINNER: Dan Sultan - Dan Sultan (Liberation Records/ Mushroom)

Alex Lahey - The Answer Is Always Yes (Liberation Records / Mushroom)

Kate Ceberano - My Life Is A Symphony (ABC Music/The Orchard)

Mo’Ju - ORO, PLATA, MATA (Virgin Music Australia)

Tina Arena - Love Saves (Positive Dream/ADA)


Best Country Album

WINNER: Fanny Lumsden - Hey Dawn (Cooking Vinyl Australia/The Orchard) 

Brad Cox - Acres (Sony Music)
Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley 
- Up, Down & Sideways (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Henry Wagons - South Of Everywhere (Cheatin’ Hearts Records/Spunk Records)

The Wolfe Brothers - Livin’ The Dream (BMG/ADA)


Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album

WINNER: Parkway Drive - Darker Still (Parkway Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)

DZ Deathrays - R.I.F.F (DZ Worldwide/The Orchard)

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth… (Virgin Music Australia)

The Amity Affliction - Not Without My Ghosts (Warner Music Australia)

These New South Whales - TNSW (Damaged Records/Inertia Music)


Best Blues & Roots Album

WINNER: The Teskey Brothers - The Winding Way (Ivy League Records/Mushroom Group)

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks - So This Is Love (Mistletone)

Katie Wighton - The End (ABC Music/The Orchard)

The Bamboos Live At Hamer Hall With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (BMG/ADA)

Ziggy Alberts - DANCING IN THE DARK (Commonfolk Records/Ingrooves)


 Best Children's Album

WINNER: Emma Memma - Emma Memma (GYROstream)

Peter Combe - Planet Earth 3rd From The Sun (Universal Music Australia)

Play School - Very Jazzy Street Party (ABC Music/The Orchard)
The Wiggles 
- Ready, Steady, Wiggle! (ABC Music/The Orchard)

Whistle & Trick - Bananas And Other Delicious Things (ABC Kids/The Orchard)




Best Video presented by YouTube

WINNER: Good Enough - G Flip, Kyle Caulfield (Future Classic)

Can I Shower At Yours Bolster, Amy Shark (Sony Music)

Everybody’s Saying Thursday’s The Weekend - DMA’S, Joel Burrows (I OH YOU/Mushroom)

Gila Monster - King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Spod (Virgin Music Australia)

Give You Love - Jessica Mauboy (feat. Jason Derulo), Rowena Rasmussen; Joel Rasmussen (Warner Music Australia)

LOLA - MAY-A, Murli Dhir (Arcadia Music, Sony Music)

Lookin’ Out - King Stingray, Sam Brumby (Cooking Vinyl Australia, The Orchard)

Manic Dream Pixie - Peache PRC, Kyle Caulfield (Republic Records and Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Stay Blessed - Genesis Owusu, Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore (OURNESS/AWAL RECORDINGS)

Therapy - Budjerah, Murli Dhir, Made In Katana Studios (Warner Music Australia)


Best Australian Live Act

WINNER: G Flip - DRUMMER Australian Tour (Future Classic)

Baker Boy - Regional Vic Tour (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Brad Cox - ACRES TOUR (Sony Music)

Budjerah - Budjerah Australian Tour (Warner Music Australia)

DMA’S - DMA’S Live at Falls Festival (I OH YOU/Mushroom)

Dom Dolla - Dom Dolla Australian Summer Festival Tour (Three Six Zero/Sony Music)

Julia Jacklin - PRE PLEASURE TOUR (Liberation Records)

King Stingray - That’s Where I Wanna Be Tour (Cooking Vinyl Australia/The Orchard)

RÜFÜS DU SOL  RÜFÜS DU SOL AUSTRALIAN 2022 TOUR (Rose Avenue Records/Warner Music)

Tame Impala - Slow Rush Tour (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)


Song of the Year presented by YouTube

WINNER: Troye Sivan - Rush (EMI Music Australia)

Budjerah Therapy (Warner Music Australia)

Day1 feat. KAHUKX - MBAPPÉ (db Music/Warner Music Australia)

Dean Lewis - How Do I Say Goodbye (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Joji - Die For You (88rising/Warner Records)

Kylie Minogue - Padam Padam (Liberator Music/Mushroom)

Luude and Mattafix Big City Life (Sweat It Out/Warner Music Australia)

MK and Dom Dolla - Rhyme Dust (Area10/Big On Blue/Sony Music UK)

R3hab and Amy Shark - Sway My Way (Wonderlick/Kobalt Music Publishing)

The Kid LAROI - Love Again (Columbia/Sony Music)

Most Popular International Artist

WINNER: Taylor Swift - Midnights (Universal Records USA/Universal Music Australia)

Beyonce - Renaissance (Columbia/Sony Music)

Drake and 21 Savage - Her Loss (Republic Records/Universal Music Australia)

Ed Sheeran - (Atlantic UK/Warner Music Australia)

Luke Combs Gettin’ Old (Columbia Nashville/Sony Music)

Metro Boomin - Heroes Villains (Republic Records/Universal Music Australia)

Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time (Mercury Nashville/Universal Music Australia)

Nicki Minaj - Queens Radio (Universal Records USA/Universal Music Australia)

P!NK - Trustfall (RCA/Sony Music)

SZA - SOS (RCA/Sony Music)


Telstra ARIA Music Teacher Award

WINNER: Sue Lowry - Southport Special School, Yugambeh Country, Gold Coast, QLD

Hank Lewerissa - Upper Coomera State College, Yugambeh Country, Gold Coast, QLD

Jessie Copeman - Ainslie School, Ngunnawal Country, Canberra, ACT

Peter Earl - The Music Guy, Dharug and Gundungurra Country, Blue Mountains, NSW




Best Cover Art

WINNER: Jeremy Koren (Grey Ghost) and Michelle Grace Hunder - Everything Was Green - Forest Claudette (Sony Music)

Connor Dewhurst for Brad Cox - ACRES (Sony Music)

Harry Allen - Studio Balcony for Private Function - 370HSSV 0773H (Still on Top Records)

Peach PRC, Billy Zammit for Manic Dream Pixie - Peach PRC  (Republic Records & Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Sam Netterfiled, Mia Rankin Jesus At The Gay Bar - Cub Sport (Cub Sport/Believe)


Engineer - Best Engineered Release 

WINNER: Styalz Fuego for Troye Sivan - Rush (EMI Music Australia)


Dann Hume, Chris Collins, Matt Corby for Matt Corby - Everything’s Fine (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

Dom Dolla for Dom Dolla - Eat Your Man (Three Six Zero/Sony Music)

Eric J Dobowsky, Sam Teskey, Wayne Connelly for The Teskey Brothers - The Winding Way (Ivy League Records/Mushroom Group)

Simon Cohen, Dave Hammer Julian Sudek for Genesis Owusu - STRUGGLER (OURNESS/AWAL RECORDINGS)


Producer - Best Produced Release presented by Neumann

WINNER: Styalz Fuego for Troye Sivan - Rush (EMI Music Australia)

Andrew Klippel and Dave Hammer for Genesis Owusu - STRUGGLER (OURNESS/AWAL RECORDINGS)

Dom Dolla for Dom Dolla - Eat Your Man (Three Six Zero/Sony Music)

Matt Corby, Chris Collins, Nat Dunn, Alex Henrikssen for Matt Corby - Everything’s Fine (Island Records Australia/Universal Music Australia)

M-Phazes for Ruel - 4th Wall (RCA/Sony Music)



Best Classical Album

WINNER: Australian Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tognetti - Indies & Idols (ABC Classic/The Orchard)

Ensemble Offspring - To Listen, To Sing - Ngarra-Burria: First Peoples Composers (ABC Classic/The Orchard)

Neil Gaiman and FourPlay String Quartet - Signs Of Life (Instrumental Recordings/Inertia Music)

Roger Benedict and Simon Tedeschi - Dubussy - Ravel (ABC Classic/The Orchard)

Various Artists - Genevieve Lacey: Breathing Space (ABC Classic/The Orchard)


Best Jazz Album

WINNER: The Vampires featuring Chris Abrahams - Nightjar (Earshift/Planet)

Lance Gurisik - Cull Portal (33 Sides/Inertia Music)

Mike Nock - Hearing (ABC Jazz/The Orchard)

Sinj Clarke - The Height Of Love (Inertia Music)

Surprise Chef - Education & Recreation (Big Crown Records/Inertia Music)

Best Original Soundtrack or Musical Theatre Cast Album presented by Stan

WINNER: Various Artists - John Farnham: Finding The Voice (Music From The Feature Documentary) (Wheatley Records/Sony Music)

Brett Aplin and Burkhard Dallwitz - Splice Here: A Projected Odyssey (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Independent)

Helena Czajka - Unseen Skies (Original Score Soundtrack) (BMG)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra/Benjamin Northey - Blueback - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack By Nigel Westlake (ABC Classic/The Orchard)

Sophie Payton (GORDI), Jason Fernandez - RIDE - Music From the Film (ABC Music/The Orchard)


Best World Music Album

WINNER: Joseph Tawadros - Those Who Came Before Us (Independent/The Planet Company)

Byron Mark Odyssey (Bug Sonic Records)

East of West - Moving Home (East of West Music)

Mick Dick - Id of RA (Crusty Dub)

Songs of Disappearance - Australian Frog Calls (Bowerbird Collective/MGM)



Best Use of an Australian Recording in an Advertisement (duration of 2 minutes or less) 

WINNER: Google: Helping You Help Others - 72andSunny with Campfire X, Baker Boy

Tourism Australia: Come and Say G’Day - M&C Saatchi Sydney, King Stingray 

Tourism WA: Walking On A Dream - The Brand Agency, Empire Of The Sun 

Wilk Turkey: Music 101 - BRING Agency, Matt Corby 


Best Use of an Australian Recording in an Advertisement (over 2 minutes duration) 

WINNER: Australian Marine Conservation Society: Voice of the Sea - INNOCEAN Australia, John Williamson 

Sim Sessions: Blessed - Bolster Group, Becca Hatch and Tentendo 

Tourism Australia: G’day Short Film - M&C Saatchi Sydney, King Stingray 

Vodka Cruiser: The Solo Project - BRING Agency, The Veronicas