ARIA Music Awards of 1990
The Fourth Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 26 March 1990 at the Darling Harbour Convention Centre in Sydney. Australian host Glenn Shorrock of Little River Band was assisted by presenter Quincy Jones to distribute 24 awards. For the first time there were live performances but the awards were not televised.
In addition to previous categories, "Best Independent Release" was added. The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted two artists: Percy Grainger and Sherbet. An "Outstanding Achievement Award" was awarded to Kylie Minogue.
Final nominees for the awards are not available in reliable sources, hence only winners are listed.
- Best Group
- Best Female Artist
- Best Male Artist
- Best New Talent
- Best Country Album
- John Williamson – Warragul
- Best Independent Release
- Wild Pumpkins at Midnight – This Machine Is Made of People
- Best Adult Contemporary Album
- Stephen Cummings – A New Kind of Blue
- Best Comedy Release
- The D-Generation – The Satanic Sketches
Fine Arts Awards
- Best Classical Album
- Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
- Best Children's Album
- Various Artists – 0-9 Series
- Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Recording
- Original Cast Recording – Anything Goes
- Engineer of the Year
- Alan Wright
- Best Video
- Geoff Barter – 1927 – "Compulsory Hero"
Outstanding Achievement Award
ARIA Hall of Fame inductees
The Hall Of Fame inductees were:
- Kate Ceberano & Peter Blakeley – "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
- James Blundell
- Tommy Emmanuel & James Morrison
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