triple j, Double 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.