ARIAs 2022: the music awards ceremony returns to Channel Nine
ARIA Awards return to Channel Nine after night of Australian music industry nights aired online only last year
After a lackluster broadcast last year, the ARIA Awards are set to make a comeback in 2022.
The night of Australian Music Nights will air on Channel Nine and stream live on YouTube from Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on November 24.
It comes after last year’s online-only event sparked controversy when fans complained about its poor presentation and lack of “star power”.
Return: The ARIA Awards are returning to Channel Nine after last year’s ceremony was broadcast online only. (Pictured: Musician Genesis Owusu at the 2021 ARIA Awards)
The scaled-down ARIA 2021, held at Taronga Zoo due to Covid restrictions, attracted 1.7 million views on YouTube and was also shown on 9Now.
However, it was not shown on Channel Nine like previous ceremonies.
Presented by the recording industry to celebrate the success of local artists, the ARIAs have not yet announced any nominees for 2022.
Star: Kid Laroi won big at ARIA 2021. (Pictured performing in Los Angeles on April 21, 2022)
But expected favorites for this year’s top awards include Gang of Youths, Huskii, Midnight Oil, The Wiggles and Northlane, all of whom scored No. 1 albums.
A total of 13 Australian albums reached No. 1 on the ARIA charts last year.
Sixty-seven Australian albums reached the ARIA top 10.
No telecast: The scaled-down 2021 ARIAs, held at Taronga Zoo, drew 1.7 million views on YouTube and was also broadcast on 9Now. However, it was not shown on Channel Nine like previous ceremonies. (Pictured: The 2021 ARIA winner performing in Sydney on May 11)
The ARIA 2021 did not include international acts due to the Covid pandemic.
Performers of the night included Genesis Owusu and Gretta Ray.
The biggest star was Australian rap sensation The Kid Laroi, who performed his hit Stay ft. Justin Bieber – his last performance before taking a break from the spotlight.
Low-key: Gretta Ray (pictured) performed at the reduced 2021 ARIA awards