ARIAs 2017: Gold Coast artist bags two gongs

Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark has picked up two ARIA Awards, capping off a stellar breakout year.

At a star-studded ceremony in Sydney, Shark took home Best Pop Release for her debut album Night Thinker, beating out Jessica Mauboy and Sia.

She also pipped Dean Lewis and Tash Sultana to be named Breakthrough Artist.


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However, Shark (main picture) missed out on the gong for Best Female Artist, which went to Sia, along with Album of the Year (Gang of Youths), Song of the Year (Peking Duk) and Best Video (Bliss N Eso).

Darryl Braithwaite had the crowd on their feet as he performed his famed song, Horses, for his induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame (see video below).

While, Jimmy Barnes paid tribute to AC/DC founder Malcolm Young, following his passing last week.

Since graduating from University in 2003, Rachel has worked in radio in a variety of roles including announcer, journalist and copywriter. The crazy world of radio has taken her from her hometown of Toowoomba to Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and finally the Gold Coast when in 2009 she started writing and presenting news with Hot Tomato and myGC.com.au. “In 2014 I took a step back from full-time duties to become a stay at home mum and now cover the weekend news and whatever else may be needed from time to time. I keep my ‘presenting voice’ active during the week when reading children’s books and attempting to do various accents (to little success).”

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