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ARIA Awards 2008
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ARIA Awards 2008

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It's the Australian music industry's night of nights, where the nation's biggest music stars come out to play.

2008 ARIA Award winners

All winners are starred.

Highest Selling Single
Delta Goodrem - In This Life (Sony BMG)
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)**
The Potbelleez - Don't Hold Back (Vicious/EMI)
The Veronicas – Untouched (Warner Music Australia)
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up (Warner Music Australia)

Highest Selling Album
David Campbell - The Swing Sessions 2 (Sony BMG)
Delta Goodrem – Delta (Sony BMG)**
Guy Sebastian - The Memphis Album (Sony BMG)
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up (Warner Music Australia)
Tina Arena - Songs of Love and Loss (EMI)

Best Blues and Roots Album
Angus & Julia Stone - A Book Like This (Capitol/EMI)
Jeff Lang - Half Seas Over (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)
Mia Dyson - Struck Down (Black Door Records/MGM)
The Audreys - When The Flood Comes (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)**
The Waifs - Sun Dirt Water (Jarrah Records/MGM)

Best Children’s Album
Hi-5 - Planet Earth (Deluxe Edition) (Sony BMG)
Jay Laga'aia - Come Dance And Sing (ABC Music)
Justine Clarke - Songs To Make You Smile (ABC Music)
The Fairies - Fairy Fun, Fun, Fun (ABC Music)
The Wiggles - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (ABC Music)**

Best Dance Release
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours (Modular/Universal Music Australia)
Mobin Master - Show Me Love (Safari Music/One Love Music/Sony BMG)
Pnau – Pnau (etcetc)
The Potbelleez - Don't Hold Back (Vicious/EMI)
The Presets – Apocalypso (Modular/Universal Music Australia)**

Best Urban Release
A-Love - Ace Of Hearts (Crookneck Records/Shogun Distribution)
Bliss 'n Eso - Flying Colours (Illusive Sounds)**
Katalyst - What's Happening (Invada/Inertia)
Muph & Plutonic - ... And Then Tomorrow Came (Obese Records)
Spit Syndicate - Towards The Light (Obese Records)
The Herd - Summerland (Elefant Traks/Inertia)

Best Independent Release
Ben Lee - Ripe (Inertia Recordings)
British India – Thieves (Flashpoint/Shock Entertainment)
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu – Gurrumul (Skinnyfish Music/MGM)**
Lior - Corner Of An Endless Road (Independent/MGM)
Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia (Siberia/Inertia)

Best Music DVD
Hilltop Hoods - City Of Light (Obese Records)
Paul Kelly - Live Apples (Capitol/EMI)
Powderfinger/Silverchair - Across the Great Divide (Universal Music Australia)**
The John Butler Trio - Live At Federation Square (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)
Wolfmother - Please Experience Wolfmother (Modular/Universal Music Australia)

Best Rock Album
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Primary Colours (Aarght/Shock Entertainment)
Faker - Be The Twilight (Capitol/EMI)
Gyroscope - Breed Obsession (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Virgin/EMI)
The Living End - White Noise (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia)**

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Clare Bowditch - The Moon Looked On (Capitol/EMI)
Jimmy Barnes - Out In the Blue (Liberation Music)
Katie Noonan – Skin (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)
Robert Forster - The Evangelist (Capitol/EMI)
The Panics - Cruel Guards (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia)**

Best Pop Release
Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)**
Kylie Minogue – X (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)
Operator Please - Yes Yes Vindictive (Virgin/EMI)
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold (Universal Music Australia)
The Veronicas - Hook Me Up (Warner Music Australia)

Best Comedy Release
Akmal - Akmal Live and Uncensored (A-List/ACMEC)
Matt Tilley - Gotcha Calls Three's a Crowd (Liberation Music)
Merrick & Rosso - Live and Totally Wrong! (EMI)
Shaun Micallef -The Expurgated Micallef Tonight: The Very Best of Shaun Micallef's Short-Lived but Brilliant Tonight (Shock Entertainment DVD)**
The Umbilical Brothers - Don't Explain (A-List/ACMEC)

Best Country Album
Catherine Britt - Little WildFlower (ABC Music/Universal Music Australia)
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones (Liberation Music)**
Melinda Schneider - Be Yourself (destraMusic/Sony)
Sara Storer - Silver Skies (EMI)
The McClymonts - Chaos and Bright Lights (Universal Music Australia)

Breakthrough Artist – Single
Angus & Julia Stone - The Beast (Capitol/EMI)
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)**
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold (Universal Music Australia)
The Panics - Don't Fight It (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia)
The Potbelleez - Don't Hold Back (Vicious/EMI)

Breakthrough Artist – Album
Angus & Julia Stone - A Book Like This (Capitol/EMI)
Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)**
Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia (Siberia/Inertia)
Operator Please - Yes Yes Vindictive (Virgin/EMI)
Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro (Universal Music Australia)

Best Group
Angus & Julia Stone - A Book Like This (Capitol/EMI)
Faker - Be The Twilight (Capitol/EMI)
Silverchair - If You Keep Losing Sleep (Eleven/Virgin/EMI)
The Living End - White Noise (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia)
The Presets – Apocalypso (Modular/Universal Music Australia)**

Best Male Artist
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul (Skinnyfish Music/MGM)
Nick Cave - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Virgin/EMI)**
Paul Kelly - To Her Door (Live) (Capitol/EMI)
Pete Murray - Summer At Eureka (Columbia/Sony BMG)
Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro (Universal Music Australia)

Best Female Artist
Clare Bowditch - The Moon Looked On (Capitol/EMI)
Gabriella Cilmi - Lessons To Be Learned (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)**
Holly Throsby - A Loud Call (Spunk/Virgin)
Kylie Minogue – X (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)
Missy Higgins – Peachy (Eleven/Virgin/EMI)

Single of the Year
Faker - This Heart Attack (Capitol/EMI)
Gabriella Cilmi - Sweet About Me (Mushroom Records/Warner Music Australia)**
Sam Sparro - Black and Gold (Universal Music Australia)
The Living End - White Noise (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia)
The Presets - My People (Modular/Universal Music Australia)

Album of the Year
Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu - Gurrumul (Skinnyfish Music/MGM)
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - Rattlin' Bones (Liberation Music)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! (Virgin/EMI)
The Living End - White Noise (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia)
The Presets – Apocalypso (Modular/Universal Music Australia)**
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Nicki Minaj explains controversial 'Anaconda' video: 'Girls love being with other girls' MusicFIX Blog by Claire Knight Oct 21 2014 11:40AM Nicki Minaj doesn't understand what all the fuss is about over her bootylicious 'Anaconda' video.

Besides the obvious "Oh my gawd… look at huhhh butt!" moments (and by moments, we mean the whole thing!), the rapper told GQ magazine that she is baffled by the controversy her clip has created.

"I don't know what there is to really talk about," she told the mag. "I'm being serious. I just see the video as being a normal video."

Hmm… clearly Nicki has her very own definition of "normal".

"I think the video is about what girls do," she continued. "Girls love being with other girls, and when you go back to us being younger, we would have slumber parties and we'd be dancing with our friends."

Instead of objectifying women, the 31-year-old rapper believes that 'Anaconda' is about female empowerment and reclaiming control over sexualisation.

"It's just cheeky, like a funny story. I'm chopping up the banana… Did you realize that? At first I'm being sexual with the banana, and then it's like, 'Ha-ha, no'… That was important for us to show in the kitchen scene, because it's always about the female taking back the power," she explained.

"If you want to be flirty and funny that's fine, but always keeping the power and the control in everything."

Previously known for her colourful wigs and cartoon-like costumes, Nicki revealed that her recent image change was also a strategic move.

"I always thought that by the time I put out a third album, I would want to come back to natural hair and natural makeup. I thought, I will shock the world again and just be more toned down. I thought that would be more shocking than to keep on doing exactly what they had already seen."

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WATCH: Mariah Carey proves she can still hit the high notes with bizarre dolphin squeal video MusicFIX Blog by Claire Knight Oct 20 2014 2:30PM Phew. It's okay you guys, Mariah Carey can still squeal at a higher frequency than any dolphin, whale or piglet out there… just in case you were wondering.

After a disastrous on-stage moment in Japan recently where she failed to hit her signature high notes, Mimi took to Instagram to prove that she's still got it.

Check her out in the video above, in which she gives us a behind the scenes glimpse of what it's like to be such an Elusive Chanteuse.

Holding what looks like a genie lamp spewing steam, the 45-year-old says she's "Cleaning and warming up my voice." Oh, well that explains it.

Catch Mariah hit ALL of the high notes when her Elusive Chanteuse hits Australia next month. Tickets are available to buy via Ticketek.

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