ARIA Award for Best Artist

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ARIA Award for Best Artist
Presented byAustralian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)
First awarded2021
Currently held byThe Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber, "Stay" (2021)

The ARIA Music Award for Best Artist, is an award first presented at the 2021 ARIA Music Awards. The award is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry."[1]

In 2021, the previous categories of ARIA Award for Best Male Artist and ARIA Award for Best Female Artist were combined to ensure that the ARIA Awards reflect and embrace equality and the true diversity of the music industry. In making this change the number of final nominees for Best Artist is ten.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

  Winner marked in a separate colour
Year Winner(s) Album/Single Title
The Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber "Stay"
Amy Shark Cry Forever
Budjerah Budjerah (EP)
Genesis Owusu Smiling with No Teeth
Keith Urban The Speed of Now Part 1
Kylie Minogue Disco
Masked Wolf "Astronaut in the Ocean"
Ngaiire 3
Tones and I Welcome to the Madhouse
Vance Joy "Missing Piece"


  1. ^ "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  2. ^ "2021 ARIA Awards to partner with YouTube Music for a digital show". Media Week. 15 September 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.

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