ARIA Music Awards of 1995
The Ninth Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 20 October 1995 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. There had been a 19-month gap since the previous award ceremony which was moved to be "closer to the business end of the music industry's year". Presenters distributed 28 awards from 1060 preliminary nominations. Big winners for the year were Silverchair with five awards and Tina Arena with four, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
—Paul Mac, 20 October 1995
One of the sponsors of the awards ceremony was the National Drug Offensive, in 2005 Mac explained that he did not expect to win and so had not prepared a speech.
Final nominees for most awards are shown, in plain, with winners in bold.
- Album of the Year
- Single of the Year
- Song of the Year
- Highest Selling Album
- The 12th Man – Wired World of Sports II
- Best Group
- Best Female Artist
- Best Male Artist
- Best New Talent
- Breakthrough Artist – Album
- Breakthrough Artist – Single
- Best Pop Release
- Best Country Album
- Best Independent Release
- Best Alternative Release
- Best Indigenous Release
- Best Adult Contemporary Album
- Best Comedy Release
Fine Arts Awards
- Best Jazz Album
- Best Classical Album
- Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, David Porcelijn, János Fürst – Powerhouse Three Poems of Byron – Capriccio Nocturnes Unchained Melody
- Dundan Gifford – Debussy Preludes Books I & II
- Slava Grigoryan – Spirit of Spain
- Yvonne Kenny, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Kamirski – Simple Gifts
- Graham Pushee, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Paul Dyer – Handel: Opera Arias
- Best Children's Album
- Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Recording
- Martin Armiger – Fornicon
- Cast Recording – The Pirates of Penzance
- Guy Gross – The Priscilla Companion Original Score
- Various – Heartland
- Various – Metal Skin
- Various – Once in a Blue Moon
- Best World Music Album
- Bu Baca – Stand
- The Celts – The Rocky Road
- Yunchen Lhamo – Tibetan Prayer
- Sirocco – The Wetland Suite
- Various – Tribal Heart
- Engineer of the Year
- Best Video
- Best Cover Art
ARIA Hall of Fame inductee
The Hall Of Fame inductee was:
- ARIA includes Silverchair's Frogstomp as a final nominee in the 'Breakthrough Artist – Single' category. Frogstomp won the related 'Breakthrough Artist – Album' category. Silverchair have no single/track named "Frogstomp".
- ARIA introduces the 1995 Awards page with a summary section that includes "The Best Pop/Dance Release was this year split into two categories, won by Tina Arena and Itch-e & Scratch-e respectively." However, the main listing of the awards does not show any information on 'The Best Dance Release' category. Other final nominees are not known.
- ARIA lists "I've Got a Plan" as the winner of 'Best Adult Contemporary Album' category. "I've Got a Plan" is an album track on Brood.
- "Winners by Year 1995". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
- "Australia 1995 ARIA Awards". ALLdownunder.com. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
- Jenkins, Jeff; Ian Meldrum (2007). Molly Meldrum presents 50 years of rock in Australia. Melbourne, Vic: Wilkinson Publishing. p. 230. ISBN 978-1-921332-11-1. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
- "17th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 23 February 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2013. Note: User may be required to access archived information by selecting 'The History', then 'By Award', 'Producer of the Year' and 'Option Show Nominations'.