|Born||4 October 1994|
|Labels||Sony ATV Publishing|
Sarah Paige Aarons (born 4 October 1994, previously known as Paige IV and sometimes simply as Sarah) is a songwriter from Bentleigh, Melbourne, Australia. Now based in Los Angeles, Aarons is signed to Sony ATV Publishing. She co-wrote "Stay" by Zedd and Alessia Cara and "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, which both went to #1 on Mainstream Top 40 and were each certified double platinum in the US. In 2019, Aarons was nominated for Song of the Year at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for her work on "The Middle".
In Australia, Aarons had acclaimed success with the breakout song "Keeping Score" by LDRU, "Frozen" by Pon Cho and Cosmo's Midnight's "History," which in turn has become the most played song on Triple J in 2017. She has also received three ARIA Awards for her work with LDRU and has gone double platinum in Australia.
In 2017, Aarons was appointed one of APRA AMCOS Ambassadors and was included in LA Weekly's 20 hottest current songwriters. At the APRA Music Awards of 2018 she won Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, she was also nominated for Country Work of the Year for the track, "House", alongside co-writers Brooke McClymont, Mollie McClymont, Samantha McClymont and Michael Fatkin.
In 2018, Aarons had her right leg amputated due to severe rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition that causes pain and swelling of the joints.
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Awards and nominations
|2016||APRA Music Awards of 2016||Best Music for an Advertisement||Rio 2016 Olympics||Nominated|
|2017||APRA Music Awards of 2017||Dance Work of the Year||"Keeping Score"||Nominated|
|2018||61st Annual Grammy Awards||Song of the Year||"The Middle"||Nominated|
|APRA Music Awards of 2018||Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year||Herself||Won|
|Country Work of the Year||"House"||Nominated|
|2019||Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition||Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition||"The Middle"||2nd|
|APRA Music Awards of 2019||Dance Work of the Year||"The Middle"||Won|
|"Tell Me You Love Me"||Nominated|
|Most Played Australian Work||"The Middle"||Won|
|Rock Work of the Year||"Never Ever"||Won|
|Songwriter of the Year||Herself||Won|
|2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards||Songwriter of the Year||Nominated|
|53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards||Song of the Year||"Girl"||Nominated|
|J Awards of 2019||You Done Good Award||Herself||Nominated|
|2020||APRA Music Awards of 2020||Most Performed Country Work||"Girl"||Nominated|
|Most Performed Urban Work||"Exit Sign"||Nominated|
|Overseas Recognition: Los Angeles||Herself||Nominated|
|Songwriter of the Year: Los Angeles||Won|
- Moran, Robert (9 February 2019). "The unknown Aussie muso who's up for the Grammys' top prize". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
- "For Sarah Aarons, illness was a 'turning point' on the way to a chart-topping song".
- "Meet the 23-year-old Melbourne writer behind the biggest pop song in the US".
- "The Secrets Behind How Australia's Biggest Pop Tracks Get Made".
- "10 quick questions with Ambassador Sarah Aarons".
- "The 20 Hottest Songwriters in Pop Music Right Now".
- "Full List of Winners". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). Retrieved 13 April 2018.
- "Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
- "Country Work of the Year". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) | Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS). 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
- "Sarah Aarons, Amy Shark, Dean Lewis Win Big at 2019 APRA Awards".
- Brereton, Greta (11 June 2021). "Check out Peking Duk's anthemic new single "Chemicals"". NME. Retrieved 11 June 2021.