There’s absolutely no doubt about the fact that this last year has been particularly trying for the global music industry. Though the pandemic has basically put the live side of the industry on the back burner for the time being, artists haven’t stopped creating music.
And that’s exactly what’s going to be celebrated at the 2020 Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards ceremony at the end of March.
The nominees have just been announced with awards up for grabs in five general categories: Best Record, Best Single, Best New Artist, Rolling Stone Global Award, and the Rolling Stone Reader’s Award.
Tame Impala are up for awards in three of those categories, thanks to the release of their 2020 record The Slow Rush. The Kid LAROI, E^ST, Tash Sultana and Sia are among a bunch of other acts up for multiple awards too.
The Global Award will be decided by Rolling Stone staff members from around the world.
“While 2020 will be remembered as the year that tipped the music industry on its axis, the music that has been released is nothing short of astonishing,” said Rolling Stone Australia‘s Managing Editor, Poppy Reid.
“I believe the incredible breadth of Australia’s music talent is reflected in these nominees and I’m so looking forward to celebrating each and every one of them at the Rolling Stone Australia Awards in March.”
The invite-only ceremony will take place on March 31.
Check out the full list of nominees below.
THE SAILOR JERRY 2021 ROLLING STONE AWARDS NOMINEES
E^ST – I’M DOING IT
Gordi – Our Two Skins
Hockey Dad – Brain Candy
Lime Cordiale – 14 Steps To A Better You
Polaris – The Death Of Me
Tame Impala – The Slow Rush
The Kid LAROI – F*CK LOVE
Tkay Maidza – Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2
Baker Boy “Meditjin”
Chet Faker “Low”
DMA’S “Life Is A Game Of Changing”
Flowerkid “miss andry”
Ocean Alley “Way Down”
Tash Sultana “Pretty Lady”
Tkay Maidza “Shook”
Triple One “Salina”
BEST NEW ARTIST
ROLLING STONE GLOBAL AWARD
5 Seconds Of Summer
The Kid LAROI
Tones And I
ROLLING STONE READER’S AWARD
Ball Park Music