ARIA Music Awards of 1990

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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.[1][2] Australian host Glenn Shorrock of Little River Band was assisted by presenter Quincy Jones to distribute 24 awards.[1] For the first time there were live performances but the awards were not televised.[1]

The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted two artists: Percy Grainger and Sherbet.[1] An "Outstanding Achievement Award" was awarded to Kylie Minogue.[1]


Final nominees for only some awards are available in reliable sources.[3] Where not available, winners are listed.

ARIA Awards[edit]

Fine Arts Awards[edit]

  • Best Jazz Album

Artisan Awards[edit]

  • Song of the Year
    • "Tucker's Daughter" (Ian Moss) – Ian Moss, Don Walker
      • "Chained to the Wheel" (The Black Sorrows) – Joe Camilleri, Nick Smith
      • "Crying in the Chapel" (Peter Blakeley) – Peter Blakeley, Aaron Zigman
      • "When the River Runs Dry" (Hunters and Collectors) – Mark Seymour, John Archer, Doug Falconer, Jack Howard, Robert Miles, Barry Palmer, Jeremy Smith, Michael Waters
      • "Careless” (Paul Kelly & The Messengers) – Paul Kelly
  • Engineer of the Year
    • Alan Wright
  • Best Video
    • Geoff Barter – 1927 – "Compulsory Hero"

Outstanding Achievement Award[edit]

ARIA Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

The Hall Of Fame inductees were:



  1. ^ a b c d e "Winners by Year 1990". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Australia 1990 ARIA Awards". Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  3. ^ The ARIA Awards Album - Winners and Nominees (liner notes). CBS Productions Pty Limited in conjunction with WEA, Festival, EMI, BMG. 1990. CBS 466884 2. 
  4. ^ "17th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original Check |url= value (help) 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'.

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