J Awards album of the year: Genesis Owusu

triple j is stretching out its J Awards across the whole day until 4pm, with announcements coming in every program.

The first to be announced this morning was Album of the Year.

Genesis Owusu is the winner for his 2021 record Smiling With No Teeth, revealed on the breakfast show by Bryce & Ebony.

Genesis was discovered in 2015, while still at school, by triple j’s Unearthed High.

triple j Music Director Nick Findlay calls the album parts chaos and consistency.

“From early in his career, Genesis Owusu made it obvious that he was an artist that you could not pigeonhole, and no better example of this is on ‘Smiling With No Teeth’. His debut album is equal parts chaos and consistency; a hugely ambitious record that absolutely nails its vision, wrapped up in outstanding storytelling and bold, confident sonic landscapes. Congratulations to Genesis Owusu and his record ‘Smiling With No Teeth’ for taking out this year’s J Award for Australian Album of the Year!” 

Double J Australian Artist of the Year was awarded to The Avalanches, after their 2020 release of We Will Always Love you, which Double J describes as “a masterpiece.”

Listeners can tune into triple j throughout the day for the winners of Unearthed Artist of the Yeartriple j and rage Australian Music Video of the Year, and the Done Good Award!

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