The nominees show off the diversity we know and love in Australian music.
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, Lastlings’ Perfect World, Matt Corby’s Everything’s Fine, Polaris’ Fatalism, Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers’ I 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.
Angie McMahon – Light, Dark, Light Again
G Flip – DRUMMER
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
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
SHABA - ‘4K TO THE MIDDLE EAST [Ft. UZI]’ - directed by MOONBOY STUDIOS
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard