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Sep 22nd, 2003, 08:25 AM
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ARIAs are all about Delta
By Lisa Davies
September 22, 2003

Delta Goodrem is sure to pick up a few awards on the night.

DELTA Goodrem did not attend today's pre-ARIA event but her presence was certainly felt as the industry announced the pop sensation would contest a staggering 10 nominations at this year's awards.

Delta Goodrem is sure to pick up a few awards on the night.

Goodrem has kept public appearances to a bare minimum since revealing in July she was suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma and had begun a rigorous treatment regime to combat the disease.

But today's announcement is the culmination of what has been an extraordinary year for the former Neighbours star, who became the first female artist in the history of the record industry awards to receive 10 nominations in one year.

Goodrem is also the first artist to be nominated with three different songs in the Highest Selling Single category, for Innocent Eyes, Lost Without You and Born To Try.

Hot on the heels of the 18-year-old's record nomination haul was Perth trio, The Waifs, who picked up six nominations for their album, Up All Night.

Brisbane rock lads Powderfinger and newcomer Amiel closely followed them with five nominations each.

The Waifs also collected two pre-ARIA night awards, for Producer and Engineer of the year.

Josh Cunningham from the band was almost speechless at the sudden accolades for The Waifs, who have been in the business for 11 years.

The independent group hit the top of the charts with their catchy tune London Still and since then toured Australia supporting Bob Dylan and played a number of other high profile gigs.

"For me it was a triumph for independent music, it goes to show that it can be done," Cunningham said of the band's nominations for Single of the Year (Lighthouse), Best Group, Album of the Year (Up All Night) and Best New Artist.

Meanwhile, it has been more than two years since Powderfinger released an album but the ARIA nominations today confirmed what most rock watchers have known for a while - their latest offering is destined for big things.

In their usual bashful style, the band was amazed by their five nominations, including Single of the Year for the huge radio hit On My Mind, Album of the Year for Vulture Street and Best Group.

"To be honest I am a little bit excited, I don't think any of us expected to be nominated in five categories, but we've never really expected anything from the band, so it's all a pleasant surprise," guitarist Darren Middleton said.

Amiel's debut solo release Audio Out earned the artist five nominations, including the category of Best Female Artist, in which she'll go up against Goodrem, Kylie Minogue, Renee Geyer and Sarah Blasko.

Relative newcomers The Sleepy Jackson (four nominations), Pete Murray (two nominations) and Candice Ally (one nomination) foreshadowed who the industry is likely to hear more from in coming years.

The 17th annual ARIA Music Awards will be held at the Superdome in Sydney on October 21, 2003, hosted by Rove McManus.

Full nominees list

Single of the Year:
Lovesong - Amiel
Born To Try - Delta Goodrem
On My Mind - Powderfinger
Luv Your Life - Silverchair
Lighthouse - The Waifs

Album of the Year:
Innocent Eyes - Delta Goodrem
Vulture Street - Powderfinger
Lovers - The Sleepy Jackson
The Official Fiction - Something for Kate
Up All Night - The Waifs

Best Group:
Grinspoon (No Reason)
Powderfinger (Vulture Street)
The Sleepy Jackson (Lovers)
Something for Kate (The Official Fiction)
The Waifs (Up All Night)

Best Female Artist:
Amiel (Audio Out)
Sarah Blasko (Prelusive EP - Your Way)
Renee Geyer (Tenderland)
Delta Goodrem (Innocent Eyes)
Kylie Minogue (Come Into My World)

Best Male Artist:
John Butler (Living)
Nick Cave (Nocturama)
Ben Lee (Hey You, Yes You)
Alex Lloyd (Coming Home)
Tex Perkins (Sweet Nothing)

Best New Artist - Single:
Candice Alley (Falling)
The Casanovas (Shake It)
Delta Goodrem (Born To Try)
Rogue Traders (One Of My Kind)
The Sleepy Jackson (Vampire Racecourse)

Best New Artist - Album:
Amiel (Audio Out)
Delta Goodrem (Innocent Eyes)
Pete Murray - (Feeler)
The Sleepy Jackson (Lovers)
The Waifs (Up All Night)

Best Independent Release:
Living - John Butler Trio
Hear - Diesel
Feeling Sideways - The Mess Hall
Eye Of The Storm - 1200 Techniques
Up All Night - The Waifs

Best Rock Album:
Nocturama - Nick Cave
Tough Love - Magic Dirt
Vulture Street - Powderfinger
Lovers - The Sleepy Jackson
The Official Fiction - Something For Kate

Best Dance Artist Release:
Who's Ya Daddy? - Gerling
Disco Montego - Disco Montego
Eye Of The Storm - 1200 Techniques
One Of My Kind - Rogue Traders
New Soul Breaks - Wicked Beat Sound System

Best Blues and Roots Album:
Living - John Butler Trio
Cold Water - Mia Dyson
Feeler - Pete Murray
The Revelators - The Revelators
Up All Night - The Waifs

Best Country Album:
Sleeping With The Blues - Bill Chambers
Little Victories - Beccy Cole
Cowboy Dreams - Adam Harvey
Beautiful Circle - Sara Storer
Golden Road - Keith Urban

Best Pop Release:
Audio Out - Amiel
Do It With Madonna - The Androids
Innocent Eyes - Delta Goodrem
Neon Nights - Dannii Minogue
Come Into My World - Kylie Minogue

Highest Selling Album:
Barricades & Brickwalls - Kasey Chambers
The Last Time - John Farnham
Innocent Eyes - Delta Goodrem
Vulture Street - Powderfinger
Diorama - Silverchair

Highest Selling Single:
Lovesong - Amiel
Do It With Madonna - The Androids
Born To Try - Delta Goodrem
Innocent Eyes - Delta Goodrem
Lost Without You - Delta Goodrem

And also additional nominated for:
Channel [V] Artist of the Year (Australian of the Year)

This is amazing...GO DELTA!! :worship: :bounce: :bounce:
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Sep 22nd, 2003, 03:16 PM

Sep 22nd, 2003, 04:40 PM

Sep 22nd, 2003, 09:51 PM
Herald Sun Article:

DELTA Goodrem has blitzed the nominations for this year's ARIA awards.

Goodrem notched 10, becoming the first female to receive so many in a single year.
Only Savage Garden's 13 nominations in 1997 beats her tally.

The 18-year-old, who has taken a break from music to battle cancer, is also the first artist to have three songs challenging for the highest selling single award -- Born To Try, Innocent Eyes and Lost Without You.

"Oh my God, oh my God, I can't believe this," a delighted Goodrem said as she watched the nominations over the Internet from her Sydney home.

"This is really overwhelming because there have been so many unbelievable Australian albums released this year."

Goodrem announced in July that she was suffering Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Her debut album Innocent Eyes is still topping the charts after 18 weeks as No. 1.

Goodrem hopes to attend the ARIA awards on October 21, but is unlikely to perform on the night.