Kylie Minogue, G Flip, Genesis Owusu, Polaris & More: Triple J Announces 2023 J Awards Nominees

1 November 2023 | 9:53 am | Mary Varvaris

The nominees show off the diversity we know and love in Australian music.

triple j's J Awards

triple j's J Awards (Source: Supplied)

With just twelve days to go until triple j’s J Award winners are revealed, the national youth broadcaster has announced the impressive nominees who all showcase just how bloody good Australian music has been this year.

Only two artists appear in two categories – G Flip and Genesis Owusu, both nominated for the Australian Album of the Year and Australian Live Act of the Year, the latter of which is a brand-new category.

Elsewhere, the nominees show off the diversity we know and love in Australian music, from pop (Gretta Ray, Kylie Minogue, Troye Sivan), rap and hip-hop (Genesis Owusu, 3%, Miss Kaninna) to metal (Polaris).

The Australian Album of the Year nominees make up the most stacked category, starting with Angie McMahon’s Light, Dark, Light Again, and starring G Flip and Genesis Owusu with their respective albums, DRUMMER and STRUGGLER, Gretta Ray with Positive Spin, Holy Holy’s Cellophane, LastlingsPerfect World, Matt Corby’s Everything’s Fine, Polaris’ Fatalism, Teen Jesus & The Jean TeasersI Love You, and Troye Sivan’s Something To Give Each Other.

You can view the complete list of J Awards 2023 nominees below.

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The winners will be revealed on Monday, 13 November, on triple j Breakfast with Bryce & Concetta. There are numerous ways to listen, including live radio, the triple j website or app, Instagram, and TikTok.

Today’s announcement kicks off Australian Music Month, and to commemorate the occasion, triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed are spinning local music non-stop today.

2023 J Award Nominees

triple j Australian Album of the Year 

Angie McMahon – Light, Dark, Light Again 


Genesis Owusu – STRUGGLER 

Gretta Ray – Positive Spin 

Holy Holy – Cellophane 

Lastlings – Perfect World 

Matt Corby – Everything’s Fine 

Polaris – Fatalism 

Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers – I Love You 

Troye Sivan – Something To Give Each Other 

Unearthed Artist of the Year




The Grogans 

Miss Kaninna 

Double J Australian Artist of the Year



Jen Cloher 

Kylie Minogue 


triple j and rage Australian Music Video of the Year

3% - ‘OUR PEOPLE [Ft. The Presets]’ - directed by Nick Rae, Brayden Carter, Corey Webster 

Cat & Calmell - ‘Feel Alive’ - directed by Joshua Moll, Oliver Kirby, Calmell Teagle, Catherine Stratton 

Middle Kids - ‘Bootleg Firecracker’ – directed by Toby Morris 

Royel Otis - ‘Kool-Aid’ - directed by Kyle Caulfield 


triple j Australian Live Act of the Year

G Flip 

Genesis Owusu 

Julia Jacklin 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 

King Stingray