ARIA Music Awards of 1998
The 12th Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 20 October 1998 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre. Presenters, including Democrats deputy leader Natasha Stott Despoja and former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, distributed 28 awards with the big winner for the year being Natalie Imbruglia with six awards.
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Final nominees for awards are shown in plain, with winners in bold.
- Album of the Year
- Single of the Year
- Song of the Year
- Highest Selling Album
- Highest Selling Single
- Best Group
- Best Female Artist
- Best Male Artist
- Best New Talent
- Breakthrough Artist – Album
- Breakthrough Artist – Single
- Best Dance Release
- 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
- Best Children's Album
- Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Recording
- Best World Music Album
- Producer of the Year
- Engineer of the Year
- Nigel Derricks – Cordrazine – From Here to Wherever
- Nick Launay – Silverchair – "The Door"
- Magoo – Midnight Oil – "White Skin / Black Heart"; – Regurgitator – Unit; – Skunkhour – "Another Childish Man", "Breathing Through My Eyes", "Opportunist", "Pulse"
- Tony Espie – Wendy Matthews – Ghosts excluding "Halcyon Days"
- Rob Taylor – The Whitlams – Eternal Nightcap
- Best Video
- Best Cover Art
Outstanding Achievement Award
ARIA Hall of Fame inductees
The Hall Of Fame inductees were:
- ARIA lists this entry as "The Boys for Necks - The".
- ARIA lists Dave Dobson as one of three artists for "Now Until the Break of Day". Opera tenor, David Hobson is described as a 1998 ARIA Award winner.
- The Shits were a duo renamed as Happyland consisting of (then) domestic partners Quan Yeomans of Regurgitator and Janet English of Spiderbait.
- "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1998: 12th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 June 2012.
- "Australia 1998 ARIA Awards". ALLdownunder.com. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
- "David Hobson – Opera Singer". Professional singer biography. Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation Inc. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
- "Happyland > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 April 2010.