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The Kid Laroi, Tones And I Rule 2022 APRA Awards – Billboard

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With a hat-trick of wins, The Kid Laroi led from start to finish as the APRA Music Awards returned to Melbourne on Tuesday night (May 3).

The teenage superstar rolled in a purple smudge like few artists see her. Now based in Los Angeles, the Sydney-raised artist led the singles and albums charts in the US and Australia in 2021 and, along the way, scored a record-breaking stay atop the Billboard Hot 100 with ” Stay”. his collaboration with Justin Bieber.

At APRA 2022, Laroi snagged the top prize of the night and the final category of the night, Song of the Year, and accepted the donut-shaped prize via zoom live from his Los Angeles studio. .

Earlier, Laroi (real name Charlton Howard) scored the most performed hip-hop/rap work for “Without You” and the coveted songwriter of the year, meaning he converted three of his four main appointments.

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For the second consecutive year, Tones And I won a pair of APRAs, on this occasion for the most played pop work (“Fly Award”) and the most played Australian work abroad (“Dance Monkey “).

“I’m proudest of this song,” Tones acknowledged from the Melbourne Town Hall stage when “Fly Away” won silver. “Dance Monkey” was released in May 2019 and refuses to stop moving. “I released this so long ago, I had no idea it would be for a price again,” she explained. “I promise you I won’t be performing ‘Dance Monkey’ tonight.”

Tones was true to her word, though she returned to the stage with a band and orchestra for a rendition of Amyl and the Sniffers’ “Guided by Angels,” one of five numbers shortlisted for the song. ‘year.

Another two-time winner was John Courtidis, who collected Australia’s most performed work and most performed dance/electronic work for his contributions to ‘Head & Heart’, the dance hit performed by Joel Corry with MNEK. The song was recently inducted into the 1,000,000,000 list of APRA AMCOS, the PRO elite who landed a billion streams for one of their works.

Ghanaian-born, Canberra-raised funkmaster Genesis Owusu cleaned up the awards circuit with his debut album Toothless smilea breakthrough that earned the artist the J Award for Australian Album of the Year, the Australian Music Prize, several ARIA Awards and, most recently, the top ranking of the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition 2021.

The treasures keep rolling in, this time with APRA’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year. The album, he told the audience, “was a deeply personal project for me. I used it as an individual in the process of catharsis and therapy,” as many others would suggest its growing stack of rewards.

Other winners of the night included Amy Shark, Vance Joy, Joel Little, AC/DC’s Angus & Malcolm Young, Budjerah, Matt Corby and Ziggy Alberts, while legendary children’s entertainers The Wiggles received the Ted Albert Award, a prestigious honor bestowed by the APRA Board of Directors which recognizes a group or individual who has made an enormous contribution to Australian music.

Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock frontman and co-founder Ross Wilson presented the accolade to the OG Wiggles, calling the veteran artists the “Fab Four for under-5s,” and pointing out that they’re the only act to be inducted into the ARIA. Hall of Fame and also lead the triple j Hottest 100, which they did in January with a cover of Tame Impala’s “Elephant.”

The 40th Annual APRA Awards unfolded with a musical tribute to late punk legend Chris Bailey, as the You Am I frontman led the Hard-Ons with a stunning closing performance of the classic “Know Your Product” from the Saints.

Established in 1982, the annual Australasian Performing Right Association Songwriters Ceremony is one of the Australian music industry‘s most treasured events.

See the full list of 2022 APRA Music Awards winners:

Peer-voted APRA Song of the Year
Title: STAY
Artist: The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber
Screenwriters: The Kid LAROI / Justin Bieber* / Isaac De Boni# / Omer Fedi* / Magnus Hoiberg^ /
Michael Mule# / Charlie Puth+ / Subhaan Rahman / Blake Slatkin*
Publishers: Sony Music Publishing / Universal/MCA Music Publishing* / Warner Chappell
Music^ / Kobalt Music Publishing+ / Native Tongue Music Publishing#

Songwriter of the Year
Kid LAROI
Publisher: Sony Music Publishing

Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year
Screenwriter: Genesis Owusu
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing obo Ourness Songs

Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Service to Australian Music
The Wiggles

Most Performed Australian Work
Title: Head and heart
Artist: Joel Corry feat. MNEK
Screenwriters: Jonathan Courtidis# / Joel Corry / Uzoechi Emenike* / Neve Applebaum# / Daniel
Dare#/Robert Harvey^/Kashif Siddiqui#/Lewis Thompson+
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / Warner Chappell Music* / Mushroom Music^ / Kobalt
Music Editing+ / Sony Music Editing#

Most Performed Alternative Work
Title: Missing Piece
Artist: Vance Joy
Screenwriters: Vance Joy / Joel Little*
Publishers: Mushroom Music obo WAU Publishing / Sony Music Publishing*

Most Performed Blues & Roots Work
Title: Letting Go
Artist: Ziggy Alberts
Screenwriter: Ziggy Alberts
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing

Most Performed Country Work
Title: Love Songs Are Not For Us
Artist: Amy Shark feat. Keith Urban
Screenwriters: Amy Shark / Ed Sheeran*
Publishers: Mushroom Music / Sony Music Publishing*

Most Performed Dance/Electronic Work
Title: Head and heart
Artist: Joel Corry feat. MNEK
Screenwriters: Jonathan Courtidis# / Joel Corry / Uzoechi Emenike* / Neve Applebaum# / Daniel
Dare#/Robert Harvey^/Kashif Siddiqui#/Lewis Thompson+
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing / Warner Chappell Music* / Mushroom Music^ / Kobalt
Music Editing+ / Sony Music Editing#

Most Performed Hip-Hop/Rap Work
Title: Without You
Artist: The Kid LAROI
Screenwriters: The Kid LAROI / Omer Fedi* / Blake Slatkin* / Billy Walsh*
Publishers: Sony Music Publishing / Universal/MCA Music Publishing*

Most Performed Pop Work
Title: Fly away
Artist: Tones and Me
Screenwriter: Toni Watson
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing

Most Performed R&B/Soul Work
Title: Superior
Artist: Budjerah
Screenwriters: Matt Corby / Budjerah*
Publishers: Sony Music Publishing / Mushroom Music*

Most Performed Rock Work
Title: Shot in the Dark
Artist: AC/DC
Screenwriters: Angus Young / Malcolm Young
Publishers: Sony Music Publishing obo Australian Music Corporation

Most Performed Australian Work Abroad
Title: Dancing Monkey
Artist: Tones and Me
Screenwriter: Toni Watson
Publishers: Kobalt Music Publishing / Warner Chappell Music

Most Performed International Work
Title: Lover Who Lasts
Artist: Sigala & James Arthur
Screenwriters: James Arthur^ / Bruce Fielder* / Lewis Capaldi+ / Luke Fitton^ / Benjamin
Goldwasser* / Jarl Hasselquist / Corey Sanders# / Andrew Vanwyngarden*
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing* / Sony Music Publishing^ / BMG+ / Kobalt Music
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