"We have always been driven by genuine love and passion for music, and this recognition means so much to us."
APRA AMCOS has announced that The Wiggles are the recipients of this year's Ted Albert Award For Outstanding Services To Australian Music. The original Wiggles - Anthony Field, Murray Cook, Greg Page and Jeff Fatt - will receive the award at the APRA Music Awards on the 3rd of May.
Field said, "On behalf of everyone who's worked with The Wiggles over the past 31 years, I want to thank APRA for honouring us with the Ted Albert Award.
"We have always been driven by genuine love and passion for music, and this recognition means so much to us. Seeing our names alongside Aussie greats, including The Seekers, Joy McKean and the incredible Helen Reddy is so wonderful."
The Wiggles have dominated stages for decades, being the world's most popular children's music group. They've educated, entertained and enriched the lives of millions of children all over the globe.
They've sold over 30 million albums and DVDs and 8 million books globally.
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