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Women in music dominate ARIA nominations

Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark has been nominated for nine awards. Photo: Getty
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Australian women in music have dominated this year’s ARIA nominations, with Amy Shark and Courtney Barnett leading the charge.

Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark has been nominated for nine awards, including Best Female Artist and Album Of The Year for Love Monster.

She’s up against indie pop darling Courtney Barnett in several categories, who’s also been nominated for eight awards for her second album Tell Me How You Really Feel.

The Melbourne artist is touring the album globally, having performed earlier this year on the coveted stage of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The extraordinary musicianship of Tash Sultana has earned her six nominations. Photo: Getty

Another female in the lead Tash Sultana accrued six nominations for her debut album Flow State.

The album featuring 15 instruments all played by Sultana was highly anticipated after she racked up millions of online views for her bedroom recordings.

Indigenous artist Gurrumul posthumously won two awards for Best World Music Album and Best Cover Art, and was further nominated in another seven categories.

Before his death last year his final album Djarimirri became the first in Australian indigenous language to top the ARIA Charts debuting at No.1.

The ARIA award nomination ceremony paid tribute to the blind musician, who was renowned for singing in his native Yolngu language and for performing for the likes of former US president Barack Obama.

Adam Hyde of Peking Duk, which has scored five nominations. Photo: Getty

Electronic dance music artists were well represented, with PNAU and Peking Duk securing seven and five nominations respectively.

Second-time nominee Dean Lewis is up for five awards after his single Be Alright spent five consecutive weeks at No.1 on the Aria Singles Chart.

The 32nd annual ARIA Awards hosted by Keith Urban will take place on November 28 in Sydney.