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The Kid LAROI, Genesis Owusu, Tones And I Among APRA Award Winners

The Kid LAROI reigned supreme at the 40th APRA Music Awards, announced at a ceremony last night (3rd May) in Melbourne.

The now Los Angeles based artist took out the hat trick of Peer-Voted APRA Song Of The Year (‘STAY’), Songwriter Of The Year and Most Performed Hip Hop / Rap Work (‘WITHOUT YOU’).

On winning the APRA Music Award for Songwriter Of The Year, The Kid LAROI said in his acceptance speech, “I really appreciate the support and I want to give a quick shout out to fans back home. I’m stoked to be on my way back and I can’t wait to perform the END OF THE WORLD Tour with you guys. I miss you all and I’ll see you soon.”

Watch the music video for ‘STAY’ below.

The APRA Music Awards also celebrated songwriters and artists including Genesis Owusu, who took out the Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year award; Tones And I, who won two gongs for Most Performed Pop Work (‘Fly Away’) and Most Performed Australian Work Overseas (‘Dance Monkey’).

The ceremony also ushered in first-time APRA winners like Budjerah and Matt Corby, who won the Most Performed R&B / Soul Work for Budjerah’s single ‘Higher’. Ziggy Alberts also won his first APRA Award for Most Performed Blues & Roots Work (‘Letting Go’).

Watch the music video for ‘Higher’ below.

Performances on the night made sure interesting collabs were on show, with artists including KYE, Chris Cheney, Dallas Woods, Tasman Keith, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders and more all taking to the stage.

Check out the full list of winners from the 40th APRA Music Awards below!

APRA Music Award Winners

  • Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year
  • The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber – ‘STAY’
  • Songwriter of the Year
  • The Kid LAROI
  • Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
  • Genesis Owusu
  • Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music
  • The Wiggles
  • Most Performed Australian Work
  • Joel Corry ft. MNEK – ‘Head & Heart’
  • Most Performed Alternative Work
  • Vance Joy – Missing Piece
  • Most Performed Blues & Roots Work
  • Ziggy Alberts – Letting Go
  • Most Performed Country Work
  • Amy Shark ft. Keith Urban – ‘Love Songs Ain’t For Us’
  • Most Performed Dance/Electronic Work
  • Joel Corry ft. MNEK – ‘Head & Heart’
  • Most Performed Hip Hop / Rap Work
  • The Kid LAROI – ‘Without You’
  • Most Performed Pop Work
  • Tones And I – ‘Fly Away’
  • Most Performed R&B / Soul Work
  • Budjerah – ‘Higher’
  • Most Performed Rock Work
  • AC/DC – ‘Shot In The Dark’
  • Most Performed Australian Work Overseas
  • Tones And I – ‘Dance Monkey’
  • Most Performed International Work
  • Sigala and James Arthur – ‘Lasting Lover’
  • Licensee of the Year
  • TAFE Queensland, Great Big Events

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