ARIA #1 Chart Awards announced at the Iconic Sydney Opera House
(L-R): Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe), Andy Clemmensen (Short Stack), Bradie Webb (Short Stack), Lucius Borich (COG), Bernard Fanning (Powderfinger), Shaun Diviney (Short Stack), Darren Middleton (Powderfinger), Ian Haug (Powderfinger), Hilltop Hoods and David Campbell.
14 of Australia’s most loved artists were recognized for their chart-topping success at the eighth annual ARIA #1 Chart Awards. The Australian music community, industry partners, media and retail gathered to toast the success of those artists who notched up a #1 single, album or music DVD during the period from May 1, 2009 to July 19, 2010.
ARIA also took the opportunity to present two very special awards to Delta Goodrem and Guy Sebastian, who had the highest-selling album and single respectively for the decade from 2000 to 2009, with Guy Sebastian’s 2003 smash, “Angels Brought Me Here,” being the top-ranking single for the 2000’s and Delta Goodrem’s 14-times-platinum debut album, Innocent Eyes, also released in 2003, taking the top spot on the ARIA’s End of Decade Top 100 Singles and Album Charts.
The 14 Australian artists receiving ARIA #1 Chart Awards today were: David Campbell, Eskimo Joe, Hilltop Hoods, Short Stack, Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian, Delta Goodrem, Vanessa Amorosi, Powderfinger, Angus and Julia Stone, John Butler Trio, Brian McFadden, Cog and Crowded House.