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ARIA Awards 2008
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ARIA Awards 2008

We love the ARIAs!

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 blasts 'ungrateful evil' ex-boyfriend as she drops music video about breakup MusicFIX Blog by Adam Bub Dec 21 2014 3:20PM

Nicki Minaj has drawn the battle lines with her former boyfriend of 12 years, rapper Safaree Samuels, who she split from in November.

The 32-year-old took to Twitter with a series of extraordinary allegations about her ex "blackmailing" and "threatening" her, including "selling vids".

"Anything you don't appreciate will be taken. God sees your ungrateful evil soul. I gave and gave and gave. Threatening me? Blackmail? Jump," Nicki wrote.

On the same day, Nicki released a 16-minute music video, The Pinkprint Movie, telling the story of a relationship gone sour set to three songs from her new album The Pinkprint: 'The Crying Game', 'I Lied' and 'Grand Piano'.

From a tear-filled car crash to fighting it the street to a haunting bedroom embrace, the video is possibly Nicki's most personal video yet. See above for more.

The 'Anaconda' rapper continued to lash out on Twitter: "Let me be happy now. God."

"Wanted fame. I gave u my blessing. I still love. I still love. I still love. I'll always love. So disappointed. Told you it was the wrong move. I sheltered and protected you for years. Loyal for years. Come on. Selling vids? Cuz I'm happy now? Disgusting."

"Add up them chains watches bracelets rings cars bikes trex's babe. Stop spending money to floss on IG. that doesn't last. Love lasts. I'm sorry. My fans know this isn't me. Hate this. But I'm human. I do so much. Too much. No man would have stayed loyal in this game like me."


Nicki and Safaree in September 2013. Image: Getty.

Nicki's mother Carol added: "Safaree when you take on Nicki you take on me and the host of heaven… Stop while you can SB!"

Safaree defended himself against Nicki's very public airing of their dirty laundry.


Safaree's tweets. Image: Twitter.

According to TMZ, Safaree talks "openly about suicide" with friends and is "smoking weed" all the time.

He is reportedly blaming Nicki's closeness with rapper Meek Mill for "destroying" their relationship and sending out "false claims" Safaree cheated.

Nicki maintains that she's single and gave a sobering insight into her life post-Safaree recently in an interview with US station Power 105.

"This is somebody I grew up with. Like, I don't even know how I'm going to function without that person in my life," Nicki said.

"I never lived my life as a famous person without him. I don't think people realise it's not just a breakup, that was a humongous part of my life."

It's safe to say there's a lot of water under the bridge with this one.

View slideshow: Celeb feuds of 2014

Author: Adam Bub. Follow on Twitter.

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Hacker group threatens to expose Iggy Azalea's alleged sex tape over her feud with Azealia Banks MusicFIX Blog by Adam Bub Dec 21 2014 10:14AM

The Iggy Azalea/Azealia Banks feud just ramped up a notch and it's nastier than we could have ever expected.

Hacking collective Anonymous have demanded an apology from Iggy for "misappropriating black culture" or else they will release proof of the Aussie star's alleged sex tape in the next 48 hours.

Iggy is currently embroiled in a legal battle with her ex-boyfriend, rapper Jefe Wine, who allegedly tried to sell a tape of Iggy aged 18, according to TMZ.

Anonymous has now tried to use the tape as a bargaining chip in Iggy's battle with another US rapper, Azealia Banks.

Here's just a handful of Anonymous' tweets:


Anonymous' tweets against Iggy. Images: Twitter.

The latest round of Azalea v Azealia kicked off on Thursday with '212' rapper Banks breaking down in tears on New York radio station Hot 97 while slamming the music industry for rewarding white hip-hop artists over black artists.

"That Iggy Azalea s--- is not better than any f---ing black girl that's rapping today," Azealia said. "And when they give those awards out, the Grammys are supposed to be accolades for artistic excellence, you get what I mean? Iggy Azalea’s not excellent."

See the most controversial moments from Azealia's interview below:

Iggy responded to her rap nemesis with a strongly worded message on Twitter.

"Special msg for banks: There are many black artists succeeding in all genres. The reason you haven't is because of your piss poor attitude," Iggy wrote.

"Your inability to be responsible for your own mistakes, bullying others, the inability to be humble or self control. It's YOU! You created your own unfortunate situation by being a bigot and don't have the mental capacity to realise yet."

""Probably never will. Now! rant, Make it racial! make it political! Make it whatever but I guarantee it won't make you likable & THAT'S why ur crying on the radio."

"Enjoy continuing to bang your head against that metaphoric brick wall & Savor this attention. I'm the only way you get ANY. You're poisonous and I feel genuinely sorry for you because it's obvious at this point you are a MISERABLE, angry human being. Regards!"

Azealia Banks wasn't too pleased, to say the least. "Itchy Areola, you are so stupid and selfish to make any of this about yourself in particular," she hit back. "My tears had absolutely nothing to with you and everything to do with society and the media in general.

"You have absolutely no place to comment. Stay out of this one... But, iffy azuzu will not play victim and make this about her, I made some very valid points about things that are important to me."

We're not sure if Itchy Areola and Iffy Azuzu are an improvement on Azealia's last taunt at "Igloo Australia" earlier this month.

Azealia originally hit out at Iggy with claims she didn't care about black culture and in particular, the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, which have sparked mass protests in the US.

At the time, Iggy dismissed Azealia's attacks as "trolling" on social media.

Let's hope it doesn't get any uglier from here.

In pics: Celeb feuds in 2014

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