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The Kid LAROI, Wiggles, Tones and I win at the Aussie music awards

Kid LAROI won three awards at the APRA Australian Music Awards (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Rapper, singer and songwriter The Kid LAROI has been named Songwriter of the Year at the APRA Awards.

The gong is one of three he brought home on the night – or would have if the 18-year-old weren’t in the middle of a massive world tour.

He also won song of the year for STAY, the global hit he co-wrote with Justin Bieber, and won the most played hip hop/rap category with his song Without You.

“I really appreciate the support and want to give a quick thank you to the fans back home. I’m excited to be on my way back and can’t wait to play the End of the World tour with you guys,” a- he declared. mentioned.

In the 40th year of the awards, the accolades weren’t just for fresh-faced artists, with veterans of Australia’s music industry also being recognised.

Angus Young and the late Malcolm Young won Most Performed Rock Work for Shot In The Dark, from their seventeenth studio album Power Up.

The brothers, along with the late Bon Scott, won a Gold Award at the first-ever APRA Awards in 1982 for AC/DC’s Highway to Hell.

epa06337541 (FILE) - AC/DC rock band members Aungus Young (L) and his brother Malcolm Young pose during the presentation of their album 'Stiff Upper Lip' in Madrid, Spain, March 21, 2000 (re-released November 18 2017).  Guitarist and founding member of AC/DC Malcom Young died on November 18, 2017 at the age of 64 after a long illness.  EPA/Guillermo Junquera

AC/DC rock band members Aungus Young (L) and his brother Malcolm Young pose during the presentation of their album ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ in Madrid, Spain, March 21, 2000 (Photo: EPA/Guillermo Junquera)

On Tuesday night at Melbourne Town Hall, Tones And I scooped two awards, winning most performed pop work with Fly Away and most performed Australian work overseas with their global hit Dance Monkey.

London producer John Courtidis has also won twice for co-writing Head & Heart, club hit Joel Corry and MNEK UK.

Singer Genesis Owusu was named Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, an award that went to Kid LAROI in 2021.

The Ghanaian-Australian singer from Canberra was awarded for his debut album Smiling with No Teeth, which reached the ARIA top 30 albums list.

Amy Shark’s Love Songs Ain’t for Us, co-written with Ed Sheeran, won most-played country work, while Vance Joy and Joel Little’s song about loved ones separated by the pandemic won the most played alternative work.

The Wiggles have been recognized for their outstanding service to Australian music with the Ted Albert Award.

Tim Rogers with rock band The Hard-Ons ended the awards night with a tribute to the late Chris Bailey, lead singer of Australian rock band The Saints.


Songwriter of the Year – The Kid LAROI

Peer-voted APRA Song of the Year – STAY

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year – Genesis Owusu

Ted Albert Award – The Wiggles

Most Performed Australian Work – Head & Heart

Most Performed Alternate Work – Missing Piece

Most Played Blues & Roots Work – Letting Go

Most Played Country Work – Love Songs Ain’t For Us

Most Performed Dance/Electronic Work – Head & Heart

Most Performed Hip-Hop/Rap Work – Without You

Most Performed Pop Work – Fly Away

Most Performed R&B/Soul Work – Superior

Most Performed Rock Work – Shot in the Dark

Most Performed Overseas Australian Work – Dance Monkey

Most Performed International Work – Lasting Lover

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