All The Winners From The 2023 Rolling Stone Awards

5 April 2023 | 10:16 am | Mary Varvaris

Find out who won the Best Single, Best New Artist, Best Record, Rolling Stone Global Award, and the Readers’ Choice Award.

(Pics by Elliot Lauren Ryan, Simone Fisher & Supplied)

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The Rolling Stone Australia Awards took place in Sydney last night, with the previous triple j host, Alex Dyson, running proceedings. 

Performances were littered throughout the event, from Tina Arena to Budjerah, wowing the crowd in attendance. 

Throughout the night, artists were awarded to the winners of the Best Single, Best New Artist, Best Record, Rolling Stone Global Award, and the Readers’ Choice Award.

Spacey Jane were up against heavy competition for Best Single but won the award with Hardlight. The runner-ups were Amy Shark’s Only Wanna Be With You, Ready For The Sky by Budjerah, Courtney Barnett’s Rae Street, Keith Urban’s Brown Eyes Baby, Growing Up Is ___ by Ruel, The Kid LAROI’s Thousand Miles and Vance Joy’s Clarity.

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Elsewhere, Budjerah took home Best New Artist, beating last year’s Hottest 100 #2 Eliza Rose & The Delusionals, Blake Rose, Forest Claudette, country music star James Johnston, Lara D, Merci, Mercy and punk rockers Teen Jesus And The Jean Teasers.

Gang Of Youths won the coveted Best Record award with their soaring, family-inspired angel in real-time. It was a stacked category, with 5 Seconds Of Summer up with 5SOS5, Julia Jacklin with Pre-Pleasure, Parkway Drive and Darker Still, Spacey Jane and Here Comes Everybody, The WigglesReWiggled, Thelma Plum’s Meanjin and Vance Joy with In Our Own Sweet Time.

The last winner up against the competition, Tash Sultana took home the Rolling Stone Global Award. They won with their peers Alison Wonderland, Gang Of Youths, Iggy Azalea, Keith Urban, Kylie Minogue, Rüfüs Du Sol, The Wiggles, Tones And I, Troye Sivan and Vance Joy just missing out.

Meanwhile, Lime Cordiale were gifted the Readers’ Choice Award above Aussie favourites Boy & Bear, Teenage Dads, The Wiggles, Daniel Johns, Tones And I, The Chats, CXLOE, Ruby Fields and San Cisco

And in the night's final award, Tina Arena was presented with a recognition that couldn’t suit an artist of her calibre and impact any more: she was the inaugural Rolling Stone Icon winner.

Poppy Reid, the Editor in Chief of The Brag Media, which is the publisher of Rolling Stone AU, said in a statement before the awards, “It's an absolute privilege to be able to host two Australian performers of the ilk of the emerging Budjerah and the legend that is Tina Arena.

“Not only are they incredible performers, but they are a fantastic cross-section of the diverse offerings that have been born out of the Australian music scene over recent decades.”