ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist – Release

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ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist – Release
Presented byAustralian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)
First awarded2010
Currently held byRuel, "Dazed & Confused" (2018)

The ARIA Music Award for Breakthrough Artist – Release is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres",[1] since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry."[2]

Breakthrough awards for Album and Single were presented from 1989 until they were merged at the 2010 awards and renamed Breakthrough Artist - Release.[3]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the winner is highlighted in a separate colour, and in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface.[4]

  Winner marked in a separate colour
Year Winner(s) Album/single Title
Washington I Believe You Liar
Amy Meredith Restless
Cloud Control Bliss Release
Philadelphia Grand Jury Hope Is for Hopers
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
No award given[A]
360 Falling & Flying
Alpine A Is for Alpine
Lanie Lane To the Horses
Matt Corby Brother
San Cisco Awkward
Flume Flume
Big Scary Not Art
The Rubens The Rubens
Vance Joy God Loves You When You're Dancing
Iggy Azalea The New Classic
5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer
Andy Bull Sea of Approval
Chet Faker Built on Glass
The Kite String Tangle Vessel EP
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Conrad Sewell "Start Again"
Gang of Youths The Positions
Jarryd James "Do You Remember"
Meg Mac "Never Be"
Montaigne Glorious Heights
DMA's Hills End
L D R U "Keeping Score" (feat. Paige IV)"
Olympia Self Talk
Safia "Make Them Wheels Roll"
Amy Shark Night Thinker
A.B. Original Reclaim Australia
Dean Lewis "Waves"
Tash Sultana Notion
Tkay Maidza Tkay
Ruel "Dazed & Confused"
Alex Lahey I Love You Like a Brother
Jack River Sugar Mountain
Mojo Juju Native Tongue
Odette To a Stranger


A^ : In 2011, Breakthrough Artist - Release was split into its two previous categories: Breakthrough Artist - Album and Breakthrough Artist - Single.


  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2011 overview". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. ^ "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  3. ^ "2010 ARIA Awards Nominations & Artisan Award Winners Announced" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). 28 September 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  4. ^ ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners By Award - 26th ARIA Awards 2012". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 3 August 2013.

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