UPDATE: THERE have been plenty of smiles AND tears at this years 28th annual ARIA awards.
Genetically blessed boy band One Direction were greeted by swarms of teen girls who shook and cried as they came to grips with their encounter with the boy band.
The boys were considerate with their time stopping along the red carpet to get pictures with their emotional and star struck fans.
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The teen girls weren’t the only ones with tears in their eyes tonight as an emotional Molly Meldrum prayed for cricketer Phil Hughes whilst accepting his award for the Countdown, which was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.
While on stage to accept the award Meldrum sobbed “Our prayers are with you Phil and your family.”
The awards continued and cheers were heard when the winners of Song Of The Year, 5 Seconds of Summer were revealed for their hit song ‘She looks so perfect’.
Although absent from tonights event, Iggy Azalea won Breakthrough Artist with her co-star Charli XCX accepting the trophy on her behalf.
Paul Kelly and Neil Finn won the aria for Best Adult Contemporary Release for their album Goin Your Way.
The ARIA for Best Comedy Release was won by Buddy Goode for his Christmas album, It’s a Buddy Goode Christmas, beating Chris Lilley.
Best Rock Album went to Dan Sultan for Blackbird with Sultan stating his girlfriend Jade was the inspiration for the album.
The Hilltop Hoods won Best Urban release for ‘Walking Under Stars’ whilst our favourite childhood entertainers, The Wiggles, won Best Children’s Album yet again.
Country singer Kasey Chambers won Best Country Album for Bittersweet and DZ Deathrays picked up the aria for the Hard Rock/heavy Metal album.
Best Blues and Roots Album was awarded to the John Butler Trio for Flesh and Blood, their sixth ARIA.
Sheppard won the Best Group award ahead of favourites 5 SOS.
The Best Australian Live Act was awarded to Keith Urban who responded to the award live from London.
Best Independent Release was won by Chet Faker for his No1 album Built on Glass.
The winner of Best Dance Release are Peking Duk for their hit High.
Also absent from tonights event, Sia, won Best Pop Release for her 1000 Forms of Fear album as well as Best Video for her clip of Chandelier which went viral.
EARLIER: ONE Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) have landed ahead of tonight’s 28th annual Aria Awards in Sydney.
Tonight is the 2014 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards honouring the greatest stars of aussie pop.
This years ARIAs has a much more international feel, with the largest ever overseas TV audience expected, and global stars such as boy bands One Direction and Five Seconds of Summer performing.
The worlds two biggest boy band heart throbs have brought fans to tears at Sydney Airport with the pop stars arriving just after 11:30am yesterday.
The 2014 Aria Awards airs tonight on Channel Ten at 7:30pm.