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2022 ARIA Awards Nominees Announced

2022 ARIA Awards Nominees Announced

Established in 1987 in Sydney, the ARIA Awards are a salient event in the Australian music calendar – a pinnacle Awards ceremony that both recognizes and celebrates excellence and innovation in Australia’s music industry.

We are incredibly proud to announce that The Orchard received 21 ARIA nominations across our distributed artists and labels. Among those nominated are King Stingray, who received 5 nominations including Album Of The Year, and The Wiggles who received 2 nominations including Best Children’s Release

Hailing from the Northern Territory and Queensland, five-piece “Yolŋu surf rock” band King Stingray created ripples across Australia when they first released their debut single, “Hey Wanaka”, in October 2020. In 2022, they solidified their place in Australia’s rock scene with the release of their self-titled debut album King Stingray, which amassed millions of streams both locally and internationally, and garnered them 5 ARIA nominations this year. 

As the most-awarded ARIA winner of all time in the Best Children’s Album category, The Wiggles have established themselves as the world’s No.1 children’s entertainment group – selling over 30 million albums and DVDs and earning 10 multi-platinum awards. This year, they are once again up for nomination in the Best Children’s Album category with their 2022 album ReWiggled, as well as up for nomination in the Best Australian Live Act category for their 2022 tour.

The 2022 ARIA Awards will be held at Sydney’s iconic live music venue, The Hordern Pavilion, on Gadigal land. The Awards will also be broadcasted live across Australia on the Nine Network, and streamed live internationally on YouTube on Thursday, November 24, 2022. Find The Orchard distributed nominees below and the full list of 2022 ARIA Award nominations here.  


Album of the Year

King Stingray – King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl Australia)

Song of the Year

Jolyon Petch Featuring Reagan – “Dream” (TMRW Music)

Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist 

King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl Australia)

Best Group

King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl Australia)

Best Blues & Roots Album 

William Crighton – Water and Dust (ABC Music)

Best Country Album

Amber Lawrence – Living for the Highlights (ABC Music)

Best Rock Album 

King Stingray – King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl Australia)

Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album 

Thornhill – Heroine (UNFD)

Best Soul / R&B Release

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Under These Streets (Cooking Vinyl Australia)

Best Children’s Album

Teeny Tiny Stevies – How To Be Creative (ABC Music)

The Beanies – Let’s Go! (ABC Music)

The Wiggles – ReWiggled (ABC Music)

Best Australian Live Act

The Wiggles – The OG Wiggles Reunion / Fruit Salad TV Big Show Tour (ABC Music)

Best Classical Album 

Amy Dickson, Colin Currie, Lothar Koenigs, Yvonne Kenny, David Zinman, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Markus Stenz & Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Ross Edwards: Frog and Star Cycle / Symphonies 2 & 3 (ABC Music)

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra & Sir Andrew Davis – The Enchanted Loom: Orchestral works By Carl Vine (ABC Music)

Tamara-Anna Cislowska & Guests – Duet (ABC Music)

Best Original Soundtrack Album 

Australian Chamber Orchestra & Richard Tognetti – River (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (ABC Music)

Matteo Zingales – A Fire Inside (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (ABC Music)

In Hearts Wake – Green Is The New Black (UNFD)

Best World Music Album 

Mista Savona – Havana Meets Kingston Part 2 (ABC Music)

William Barton & Véronique Serret – Heartland (ABC Music)

Best Cover Art

King Stingray – King Stingray (Cooking Vinyl Australia)

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