2015 ARIA Awards: Tame Impala Takes Out Album Of The Year

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: Tame Impala arrives for the 29th Annual ARIA Awards 2015 at The Star on November 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Psychedelic rockers Tame Impala have dominated the 2015 ARIA Awards, taking home the major gong for their stellar third album 'Currents'.

The Perth-based five-piece took home the coveted Album Of The Year for the second time in their career after winning in 2013 for sophomore record 'Lonerism'.

Tame Impala earlier scooped up Rock Album Of The Year and Best Group. 'Currents' features hit singles Let It Happen and Cause I'm A Man, and received raved reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone Australia and NME upon its July release.

The other big winner from the night was newcomer Courtney Barnett who took out three awards including Best Female Artist, Best Breakthrough Artist and Best Independent Release.

Other winners from the night included Conrad Sewell taking out Song of the Year as well as Vance Joy for Best Male Artist.

While red carpet arrivals were overtaken with young talent, Kylie Minogue proved she is still Australia’s pop princess Queen -- not only in the fashion stakes but in her innate ability to capture the room while she invited Cadel Evans onto the stage to join her in inducting Tina Arena into the Hall of Fame.

The connection? Arena witnessed Evans win the Tour de France in 2011 and spontaneously sang the Australian national anthem as he accepted his yellow jersey. Now he was returning the favour by being present at her life-changing moment.

Tina Arena singing the Australian national anthem as Cadel Evans won the Tour de France in 2011.

“Young Talent Time was instrumental in getting me to the point where I am today. Thank you to Brian Cadd, who worked on my first song, Turn Up The Beat -- we had big ideas and even bigger hair,” Arena said as she accepted the award.

Arena also used her acceptance speech to pay tribute to women in the industry over 40.

“I want to also acknowledge the ladies over 40 who are still in the game in a big way. My darling friend behind me, Ms Kylie Minogue, the wonderful Madonna, J-Lo, Annie Lennox, my Lord, the list does go on,” Arena said.

2015 ARIA Award winners

TELSTRA ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

Winner: Tame Impala - Currents

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Flight Facilities - Down To Earth

Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light

Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away

SONG OF THE YEAR (publicly voted):

Winner: Conrad Sewell - Start Again

Grace - You Don't Own Me featuring G-Eazy

Iggy Azalea - Trouble Featuring Jennifer Hudson

Jarryd James - Do You Remember

Marlisa - Stand By You

Nathaniel - Live Louder

Peking Duk - Take Me Over featuring Safia

Sia - Elastic Heart

The Veronicas - You Ruin Me

Vance Joy - Georgia

BEST GROUP:

Winner: Tame Impala - Currents

5 Seconds of Summer - LiveSOS

AC/DC - Rock Or Bust

Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light

The Preatures - Blue Planet Eyes

BEST POP RELEASE:

Jarryd James - Do You Remember

BEST POP RELEASE:

Jarryd James - Do You Remember

Conrad Sewell - Start Again

Sia - Elastic Heart

Tame Impala - Let It Happen

Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST:

Winner: Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Gang of Youths - The Positions

Jarryd James - Do You Remember

Meg Mac - Never Be

Conrad Sewell - Start Again

BEST VIDEO (publicly voted):

Winner: Matt Sharp & Daniel James for The Veronicas - You Ruin Me

Prad Senanayake for Alison Wonderland - U Don't Know featuring Wayne Coyne

Charlie Ford for Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian At Best

Lorin Askill for Daniel Johns - Aerial Love

Delta Goodrem and Anthony Rose - Wings

Clemens Habicht for Flume - Some Minds featuring Andrew Wyatt

Kess Broekman-Dattner for Hermitude - Through The Roof featuring Young Tapz

Duncan Toombs for Lee Kernaghan - Spirit of the Anzacs

Filmery for Shane Nicholson - Secondhand Man

Luci Schroder for Vance Joy - Georgia

BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASE:

Winner: Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light

Jarryd James - Do You Remember

Paul Kelly - Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions

Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away

BEST ADULT CONTEMPORARY ALBUM:

Winner: Oh Mercy - When We Talk About Love

John Farnham & Olivia Newtown-John - Two Strong Hearts

Megan Washington - There TherePaul Kelly - Paul Kelly Presents: The Merri Soul Sessions

Szymon - Tigersapp

BEST BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM:

Winner: CW Stoneking - Gon' Boogaloo

Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams

Black Sorrows - Endless Sleep

The Waifs - Beautiful You

Tim Rogers & The Bamboos - The Rules Of Attraction

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM:

Winner: Shane Nicholson - Hell Breaks Loose

Catherine Britt - Boneshaker

Lee Kernaghan - Spirit Of The Anzacs

Mustered Courage - White Lies And Melodies

Troy Cassar-Daley - Freedom Ride

BEST URBAN ALBUM:

Winner: Seth Sentry - Strange New Past

The Meeting Tree - R U A Cop

Tuka - Life Death Time Eternal

Citizen Kay - Demokracy

Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon

BEST HARD ROCK/HEAVY METAL ALBUM:

Winner: Northlane - Node

Born Lion - Final Words

In Hearts Wake - Skydancer

King Parrot - Dead Set

Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War

BEST CHILDREN'S ALBUM:

Winner: Sam Moran - Play Along With Sam: Boo!

Giggle and Hoot - Hootastic Tunes

Play School - Favourite Things - Songs and Nursery Rhymes From Play School

Rhys Muldoon - Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good

The Wiggles - Rock & Roll Preschool

BEST COMEDY RELEASE:

Winner: Matt Okine - Live At The Enmore Theatre

Bondi Hipsters - Fuhck The Bahnks

Buddy Goode - Songs To Ruin Every Occasion

Ronny Chieng - Chieng Reaction

Sammy J & Randy - Live

BEST ROCK ALBUM:

Winner: Tame Impala - Currents

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Dead Letter Circus - Aesthesis

Gang of Youths - The Positions

The Preatures - Blue Planet Eye

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST (publicly voted):

Winner: One Direction - Four

Calvin Harris - MotionFoo Fighters - Sonic Highways

Ed Sheeran - X

Hozier - Hozier

James Bay - Chaos And The Calm

Mark Ronson - Uptown Special

Meghan Trainor - Title

Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

Taylor Swift - 1989

BEST DANCE RELEASE:

Winner: Rufus - You Were Right

Alison Wonderland - Run

Flight Facilities - Down To Earth

Hayden James - Something About You

Peking Duk - Take Me Over Featuring Safia

BEST FEMALE ARTIST:

Winner: Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Jessica Mauboy - Can I Get A Moment?

Meg Mac - MEGMAC EP

Megan Washington - There There

Sia - Elastic Heart

BEST MALE ARTIST:

Winner: Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away

#1 Dads - Nominal

Daniel Johns - Talk

Guy Sebastian - Tonight Again

Jarryd James - Do You Remember

BEST AUSTRALIAN LIVE ACT (publicly voted):

Winner: 5 Seconds Of Summer - Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour

Gang of Youths - Gang of Youths National Tour

Hermitude - Dark Night Sweet Light Tour

Hilltop Hoods - Cosby Sweater Australian Tour

Nick Cave - Nick Cave Australian Tour

Paul Kelly - Paul Kelly Presents The Merri Soul Sessions Tour

Sheppard - The Bombs Away Tour

The Preatures - The Cruel Tour

Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away Tour

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The ANZACS

DIAMOND AWARD (for sales in excess of half a million)

Ed Sheeran

HALL OF FAME:

Tina Arena

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