The ARIA Awards recognise excellence and innovation in all genres of Australian music and is watched by 2 Million + people.

Here are this years winners:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Empire Of The Sun – Walking on a Dream Bones

BEST BLUES & ROOTS ALBUM
C.W Stoneking – Jungle Blues

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Sarah Blasko – As a Day Follows Night

BEST GROUP
Empire Of The Sun – Walking on a Dream Bones

BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE
Bertie Blackman – Secrets & Lies

BEST MALE ARTIST
Daniel Merriweather – Love & War

BEST ROCK ALBUM
AC/DC – Black Ice

For full results of every category – click here

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Over 500 judges from the music industry, music media and music retail sectors voted for this years AIR Awards and here is the list of winners:

INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
THE DRONES

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
BERTIE BLACKMAN

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE OR EP
PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY – GOING TO THE CASINO

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM
ADAM BRAND – HELL OF A RIDE

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM
C.W. STONEKING – JUNGLE BLUES

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK OR PUNK ALBUM
THE NATION BLUE – RISING WATERS

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP/URBAN ALBUM
PEZ – A MIND OF MY OWN

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE ALBUM
ART VS. SCIENCE – ART VS SCIENCE

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JAMES – LINGUA FRANCA