triple j kicks off Ausmusic Month with 2021 J Award nominees 

triple jDouble J and triple j Unearthed, have banded together to celebrate homegrown talent for Ausmusic Month.

This year’s J Award nominees, have each been chosen for their excellent contributions to Australian music this year.

triple j Australian Album of the Year

  • Amyl and The Sniffers – Comfort To Me
  • The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
  • Baker Boy – Gela
  • Genesis Owusu – Smiling With No Teeth
  • Gretta Ray – Begin To Look Around
  • Holy Holy – Hello My Beautiful World
  • Middle Kids – Today We’re The Greatest
  • Ruby Fields – Been Doin’ It For A Bit
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL – Surrender
  • Tones And I – Welcome To The Madhouse

Unearthed Artist of the Year
Five hotshots that have risen through the ranks of Unearthed and are set for massive things in 2021.

  • 1300
  • Blanke
  • Hope D
  • King Stingray
  • Teenage Joans

Double J Australian Artist of the Year 
The artists who impressed Double J with their musical excellence and contribution to Australian music.

  • Amyl and The Sniffers
  • The Avalanches
  • Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
  • Hiatus Kaiyote
  • Ngaiire

triple j and RAGE Australian Music Video of the Year
This award celebrates creativity, originality and technical excellence in music videos.

  • Genesis Owusu – ‘The Other Black Dog’ Dir. Riley Blakeway
  • Jerome Farah – ‘Concrete Jungle Fever’ Dir. Sanjay De Silva
  • King Stingray – ‘Milkumana’ Dir. King Stingray & Sam Brumby
  • Triple One – ‘BLOOD RAVE’ Dir. Serwah Attafuah
  • Ziggy Ramo – ‘Little Things [Ft. Paul Kelly]’ Dir. Ziggy Ramo

Done Good Award
The triple j Done Good J Award recognises an individual, group or business in the Australian music scene who has gone above-and-beyond and “done something real good” this year.

  • Concrete Surfers: booking gigs at local footy games to prove a point
  • Digi Youth Arts: launching the inaugural BLAKSOUND music conference
  • Jack River: sparking the Our Soundtrack Our Stories movement
  • Jaguar Jonze: advocating for systemic change and the support of abuse victims in the Australian music industry
  • Support Act: mental health services and COVID relief for the Australian music industry

Winners of the 17th annual J Awards will be revealed throughout the day on Thursday 18 November, on triple j, triple j Unearthed and Double J.

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