Format-crossing hitmaker Amy Shark leads ARIA finalists with nine nominations

Staff Writer

Radio favourite Amy Shark is the most-nominated artist for the 2018 ARIA Awards.

The Gold Coast singer-songwriter is up for Apple Music Album Of The Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release among a slew of other awards, announced this morning in Sydney at The Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Since her first radio spin two years ago, Shark boasts a #1 airplay hit on the TMN Hot 100 airplay chart, two ARIA Awards, a chart-topping album and more.

Her track ‘I Said Hi’ debuted at #29 in the Hot 100, and within a month, went all the way to #1, enjoying six weeks as the most played song on Australian radio.

That success is due in no small part to Shark finally being embraced by commercial radio in 2018, having been spun by triple j almost exclusively before that.

Shark’s alt-hit ‘Adore’ peaked at #13 on the Hot 100 last year before her big breakthrough, and more recently ‘All Loved Up’ went as high as #5.

PNAU is another Aussie who has made a bigger commercial impact in 2017 and 2018 than ever before, and this morning recorded seven ARIA nominations.

No strangers to alternative radio success,  their fifth album Changa has breached the boundaries of commercial – a record that features 4x Platinum single ‘Chameleon’ and ‘Go Bang’.

‘Chameleon’ rose as high as #9 on the TMN Hot 100, while ‘Go Bang’ maxed out at #9 earlier this year.

Courtney Barnett, Gurrumul, Tash Sultana, Dean Lewis and Peking Duk.

Check out the full list of nominations over on The Music Network.

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