List of awards and nominations received by Wolfmother

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Wolfmother awards and nominations
A performance shot of four men on stage. The man at left is turned away to his right, standing in a darkened area and holding a guitar almost vertically. The second man is singing into a microphone while playing a guitar. Behind and to his left is the drummer obscured by his kit. The last man is also shown in left profile and plays a guitar. Behind the performers is stage and lighting equipment.
Wolfmother performing at the MTV Australia Awards on 27 March 2009
Awards and nominations
Award Wins Nominations
APRA Awards
3 3
ARIA Music Awards
3 10
Brit Awards
0 1
Grammy Awards
1 1
J Awards
1 1
Jack Awards
1 2
MTV Australia Awards
0 7
Canadian Indie Music Awards
0 1
Channel [V] Oz Artist of the Year
1 1
Triple J Hottest 100
13 13
Totals
Awards won 23
Nominations 40

Wolfmother are an Australian hard rock band formed in 2000 by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Chris Ross, and drummer Myles Heskett.[1] They have released three studio albums: Wolfmother (October 2005); Cosmic Egg (October 2009) and New Crown (March 2014).[2] Wolfmother have won national and international awards, including three Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Music Awards, three Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards and one Grammy Award.

Their self-titled debut album won the 2005 J Award for Best Australian Album.[3] A song from the album, "Woman" was nominated for Single of the Year and Best Breakthrough Artist – Single at the ARIA Awards, eventually losing out to Ben Lee's "Catch My Disease" and End of Fashion's "O Yeah", respectively.[4] The following year, the album won the ARIA Award for Best Breakthrough Album, Best Rock Album, and the band won for Best Group; they also received nominations for Album of the Year (for Wolfmother) and Single of the Year (for "Mind's Eye").[4][5] In the same year, Wolfmother received nominations for Spankin' New Aussie Artist, Best New Group and Best Rock Video (for "Mind's Eye") at the MTV Australia Awards[6] and a Jack Award nomination for Best Live Band.

Wolfmother were nominated for International Breakthrough Act at the 2007 BRIT Awards,[7] ultimately losing out to American band Orson. At the 2007 Grammy Awards the band won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for their song "Woman".[8][9] They were the first Australian band in twenty five years to win this award.[10] In the same year, they also received the Jack Award for Best Live Band,[10] and were nominated for four MTV Australia Awards: Best Group, Viewer's Choice Award, Best Rock Video and Video of the Year (the latter two for the song "Joker & the Thief").[11] The following year, Wolfmother garnered the APRA Award for Most Played Australian Work Overseas, for their song "Woman".[12] The band's second album, Cosmic Egg (2009) received a nomination in 2010 for Album of the Year in Classic Rock magazine's Roll of Honour.[13]

APRA Awards[edit]

The annual APRA Awards have been presented by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) since 1997, and previously, by APRA alone, since 1982.[14][15] APRA-AMCOS are the copyright collection agencies for Australian and New Zealand artists.[14] They have provided trophies for "songwriters and publishers that have achieved outstanding success in their fields" within Australia in thirteen categories with nine (including Most Played Australian Work Overseas) based on statistical analysis, three categories (including Breakthrough Songwriter Award and Songwriter of the Year) are decided by APRA's Board of Directors and the final award (Song of the Year) is determined by a poll of APRA members (comprising some 87,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers).[14][16] Wolfmother have received three awards from three nominations.[12][17]

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2006 Andrew Stockdale, Chris Ross, Myles Heskett Breakthrough Songwriter Award Won [17]
2007 Songwriter of the Year Won
2008 "Woman" Most Played Australian Work Overseas Won

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

Since 1987 the annual ARIA Music Awards have been presented by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), which is "the peak trade body for the recorded music industry" in that country.[18][19] In 2009, out of 28 categories 26 were peer-voted: genre categories are judged by "voting schools" that consist of 40–100 representatives from that genre; generalist categories are determined by the "voting academy", which had 1106 representatives from across the music industry.[20] Two other categories – Highest Selling Album and Highest Selling Single – were based on "audited sales results."[21] Wolfmother have received three awards from ten nominations.[4][5]

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2005 "Woman" Single of the Year Nominated [4]
Best Breakthrough Artist – Single Nominated
2006 Wolfmother Best Breakthrough Album Won
Best Rock Album Won
Album of the Year Nominated
Wolfmother Best Group Won
"Mind's Eye" Single of the Year Nominated
2007 Wolfmother Best Group Nominated
"Joker & the Thief" Highest Selling Single Nominated
2008 Please Experience Wolfmother Live Best Music DVD Nominated

MTV Australia Awards[edit]

The annual MTV Australia Awards have been presented by television channel, MTV Australia, since 2005, with categories voted for by its viewers.[22] Wolfmother have received seven nominations.[6][11]

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2006 Wolfmother Spankin' New Aussie Artist Nominated [6]
Best Group Nominated
"Mind's Eye" Best Rock Video Nominated
2007 Wolfmother Best Group Nominated [11]
Viewers' Choice Award Nominated
"Joker & the Thief" Best Rock Video Nominated
Video of the Year Nominated

Triple J Hottest 100[edit]

The annual music poll Triple J Hottest 100 was inaugurated in 1989 and is based on the public votes by listeners of Australian youth radio station Triple J.[23] Billboard's Lars Brandle reported in January 2015 that "the state-funded Triple J network announced more than 2.099 million votes were cast by 258,762 listeners for this year's poll, a new record for an event now in its 22nd year."[23] Wolfmother have scored eleven songs in the annual Hottest 100.[24] Six songs by Wolfmother entered the listing in 2005, which at the time was the highest number of entries in a single Hottest 100 chart for an Australian artist.[24] Also that year, Wolfmother's self-titled debut album was listed as the top album of the year.[24] In 2011, the album was named one of the Triple J Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time.[24]

Year Work Position Ref.
2004 "Woman" 45 [24]
2005 "Mind's Eye" 6
"Joker & the Thief" 9
"Apple Tree" 16
"Dimension" 37
"Colossal" 39
"White Unicorn" 84
Wolfmother 1
2006 "Woman" (MSTRKRFT remix) 55
"Love Train" 80
2007 "Pleased to Meet You" 83
2009 "New Moon Rising" 75
2011 Wolfmother 8

Other awards and nominations[edit]

The annual J Award, for the Australian Album of the Year, is presented by Triple J, which is determined by the station's musical director, Richard Kingsmill.[3] In 2005 Wolfmother became the inaugural winners from their one nomination.[3] The annual Channel [V] Awards are presented by Channel [V] Australia.[25] The annual Jack Awards were presented in Australia from 2004 to 2007 and were sponsored by Jack Daniel's, an American Tennessee whiskey company.[10] Wolfmother have received one award from two nominations.[10] The BRIT Awards are presented by the British Phonographic Industry, first in 1977,[26] and then annually from 1982.[27] By 2001 they were voted for by over 1,000 people including: BPI member companies, DJs, music press, TV presenters, music industry members, lawyers, accountants, promoters and NUS entertainment officers.[28] Wolfmother have received one nomination.[7] The annual Canadian Indie Music Awards are presented during Canadian Music Week, which has been held since 1981 with "winners determined by a combination of fan and industry voting."[29] Wolfmother have been nominated for one category.[30] The annual Grammy Awards are presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, with winners decided by ballots of voting members.[31] Wolfmother have received one award from one nomination.[8][9]

Year Recipient / Nominated work Award Result Ref.
2005 Wolfmother J Award – Best Australian Album Won [3]
2006 Wolfmother Channel [V] Awards – Oz Artist of the Year Won [25]
Jack Awards – Best Live Band Nominated [10]
2007 BRIT Awards – International Breakthrough Act Nominated [7]
Canadian Indie Music Awards – Favourite International Artist/Group or Duo Nominated [30]
"Woman" Grammy AwardsBest Hard Rock Performance Won [8][9]
Wolfmother Jack Awards – Best Live Band Won [10]
2010 Cosmic Egg Classic Rock – Album of the Year Nominated [13]

References[edit]

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