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The 21st Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAs) were held on October 28, 2007 at the Acer Arenamarker at the Sydney Olympic Park complex, thus continuing the previous year's innovation of televising the awards on Sunday evening. Rove McManus was the host of the event. The nominees for all categories were announced on September 19, 2007, while the winners of the Artisian Awards were announced on the same day.

Awards and nominations

ARIA Awards

Album of the Year

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Best Blues and Roots Album

Best Children's Album

Best Comedy Release

Best Country Album

Best Dance Release

Best Female Artist

Best Group

Best Independent Release

Best Male Artist

Best Music DVD

Best Pop Release

Best Rock Album

Best Urban Release

Breakthrough Artist - Album

Breakthrough Artist - Single

Highest Selling Album

Highest Selling Single

Single of the Year

Channel [V] Oz Artist Of The Year

Fine Arts Awards

Best Classical Album

Best Jazz Album

Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Album

Best World Album

Artisian Awards

The Artisian Award winners were announced on September 19. The winners are shown here in bold.

Producer of the Year

Engineer of the Year

Best Cover Art

Best Video

ARIA Hall Of Fame Inductees

The following were inducted into the 2007 ARIA Hall Of Fame on 2007-07-18:

Added to these inductees on 2007-10-28 was::

Instead of a traditional acceptance speech, Cave noted that he didn't understand why he was inducted and the Bad Seeds weren't. Due to the membership of Tomas Wylder (Switzerlandmarker), Jim Sclavunos (USAmarker), and James Johnston (UKmarker), the band don't qualify as Australian. In rebellion against this ruling, Cave unofficially inducted Mick Harvey, Warren Ellis, Conway Savage and Martyn P. Casey of the Bad Seeds; as well as Rowland S. Howard and Tracey Pew of the Birthday Party; "by the power vested in [him] by this award". Cave did not name Hugo Race of the Bad Seeds nor Phill Calvert of The Birthday Party, who are Australian, in his unofficial induction. He did, however, close by thanking his mother, wife and sons.


It was announced that the following artists will be the special performers of the event:

Main Show



The 2007 awards were mired by controversy, after it was revealed by the ABCmarker's Media Watch programme that Channel 10 had used subliminal advertising during the course of the broadcast. Under the Australian Media and Broadcasting rules, such an activity is illegal, as it is a form of mind control. TEN disputes the findng, however their basis for defence was also criticised by Media Watch, as demonstrating an ignorance of the rules.


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