ARIA Music Awards of 2008

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2008 ARIA Music Awards
Date 19 October 2008 (2008-10-19)
Venue Acer Arena,
Sydney, New South Wales
Television/radio coverage
Network Network Ten

The 22nd Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAs) took place on 19 October 2008.[1] The nominees for all categories were announced on 10 September, while the winners of the Artisan Awards were announced on the same day.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Final nominees are shown in plain, with winners in bold.[1]

ARIA Awards[edit]

Album of the Year
Single of the Year
Best Male Artist
Best Female Artist
Best Group
Best Adult Contemporary Album
Best Blues & Roots Album
Best Children's Album
Best Comedy Release
Best Country Album
Best Dance Release
Best Independent Release
Best Music DVD
Best Pop Release
Best Rock Album
Best Urban Release
Breakthrough Artist – Album
Breakthrough Artist – Single
Highest Selling Album
Highest Selling Single

Fine Arts Awards[edit]

Best Classical Album
Best Jazz Album
Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Album
Best World Album

Artisan Awards[edit]

The Artisan Award winners were announced on 10 September.[1] The winners are shown here in bold.[1]

Producer of the Year
Engineer of the Year
Best Cover Art
Best Video

ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductees[edit]

The following were inducted into the 2008 ARIA Hall of Fame on 1 July:[1]

1 ^ Rolf Harris was stripped of his induction in 2014 after being convicted for indecent assault.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Winners by Year: 2008". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 5 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rolf Harris stripped of his ARIA Hall of Fame induction". The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 July 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 

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