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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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Courtney Love admits to using heroin while pregnant with Kurt Cobain's daughter MusicFIX Blog by Jeremy Helligar Jan 29 2015 8:59AM

Being the daughter of Courtney Love and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain must come with its share of hurdles, but Frances Bean Cobain's challenges began even before she was born.

In the new documentary KURT COBAIN: Montage of Heck, which premiered last weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, Courtney, 50, reveals that she used heroin while pregnant with Frances, now 22.

"I used it once, then stopped," Courtney says. "I knew she would be fine."

Though her apparent lack of remorse is surprising, her candor isn't. Courtney's always been blunt and outspoken, and she more or less commissioned the project about her late husband, who committed suicide in 1994 at 27.

"In 2007 [I] got a call from Courtney who wanted a film that went beyond the music," said the doc's director Brett Morgen. "The journey started there. But I made this for Frances. She gave me the keys to go and make the film."

Indeed, Frances was executive producer and provided footage of her early months being raised by her parents.

Both Kurt and Courtney infamously battled heroin addiction during their marriage. Despite his demons, Kurt expressed his desire to be a good dad to Frances.

"My father and I are very different people," he said in archive footage. "I am capable of a lot more affection than he is. I don’t want her to be screwed up."


The Cobains in 1993. Image: Getty.

She seems to have turned out pretty well, though she's been estranged from her mother as an adult. The two reunited at the premiere for the first time in five years.

"So sad yet so uplifting, beautiful and gorgeous," Courtney tweeted of the doc afterwards. "Your daddy would be so proud of you baby. Thank you."

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WATCH: Newly single Irina Shayk strips off and cosies up to Marc Anthony in new music video MusicFIX Blog by Carmarlena Murdaca Jan 27 2015 6:47AM

One week after splitting from ex-boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo and Irina Shayk's already found herself embroiled in a new love triangle.

For a music video, that is.

Caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse for Marc Anthony's new track 'Yo Tambien', 29-year-old Irina emerges from a pool like a total goddess as two men fight for her undivided attention.

Erm, do you blame them? Watch the newly-single star smoulder in the snippet above.


Cristiano who?

The Victoria's Secret model and her footballer ex split over the Christmas period, with the striker then linked to Spanish TV presenter Lucia Villalon.

Last week, it was claimed that Ronaldo dumped Irina, because she refused to attend a 60th birthday party he was organising for his mother Dolores...which sounded a little extreme to us.


The other woman? Cristiano says no, but sources say yes.

However, #CampShayk quickly squashed those rumours, saying that Irina had always "been to close to Cristiano's family throughout their relationship".

"Any negative rumours about Irina's and Ronaldo's family are completely false and have not been a factor in the cause of the split," they added. "Irina has no comments at the moment."

Probably because she's too busy being chased by men all over the globe...

See more celebrity breakup revenge snaps in the gallery below…

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