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.


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.