triple j announces 2023 J Award nominees


Ausmusic month is here, and triple j, Double J, triple j Unearthed and rage are kicking things off by announcing the nominees for the 2023 J Award, which pay homage to the best in Australian music.

This year also sees the introduction of the new triple j Australian Live Act of the Year J Award, a tribute to the gigs that left us speechless, the ones we can’t forget about and the epic live music moments that resonated deeply with fans.

Winners will be announced on Monday, November 13, on triple j Breakfast with Bryce & Concetta. Listen via your radio, stream on the triple j website, via the triple j app, or connect with via Instagram or TikTok.

To get things rolling, all-Australian music’s being spun all day across triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed.

2023 J Award Nominees

triple j Australian Album of the Year 

The nominees for albums that blew our minds and ears, chosen for their creativity, musicianship and contribution to Australian music.

  • Angie McMahon – Light, Dark, Light Again
  • G Flip – DRUMMER
  • Genesis Owusu – STRUGGLER
  • Gretta Ray – Positive Spin
  • Holy Holy – Cellophane
  • Lastlings – Perfect World
  • Matt Corby – Everything’s Fine
  • Polaris – Fatalism
  • Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers – I Love You
  • Troye Sivan – Something To Give Each Other

Unearthed Artist of the Year

Five up-and-comers that had a breakthrough year and are set for massive things.

  • DICE
  • The Grogans
  • Miss Kaninna

Double J Australian Artist of the Year

The artists who impressed Double J with their general excellence and contribution to Australian music.

  • Bad//Dreems
  • Briggs
  • Jen Cloher
  • Kylie Minogue
  • RVG

triple j and rage Australian Music Video of the Year

This award celebrates creativity, originality and technical excellence in music videos.

  • 3% – ‘OUR PEOPLE [Ft. The Presets]’ – directed by Nick Rae, Brayden Carter, Corey Webster
  • Cat & Calmell – ‘Feel Alive’ – directed by Joshua Moll, Oliver Kirby, Calmell Teagle, Catherine Stratton
  • Middle Kids – ‘Bootleg Firecracker’ – directed by Toby Morris
  • Royel Otis – ‘Kool Aid’ – directed by Kyle Caulfield

triple j Australian Live Act of the Year

Brand new award! Celebrating live music. This award celebrates those gigs that blew our minds, can’t stop talking about and had a huge impact with fans.

  • G Flip
  • Genesis Owusu
  • Julia Jacklin
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
  • King Stingray

Find out all about the nominees and their music here.

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