Indigenous rapper Baker Boy has won album of the year at the 2022 Aria awards for his critically acclaimed Gela, while Tones And I has won song of the year.
It was the fifth ARIA award for Tones And I, otherwise known as Toni Watson, who said the 2022 awards had a strong lineup.
“It’s pretty cool to see the future of Australian music representing tonight,” she said after accepting the award for her song Cloudy Day.
The first in-person ARIAs night since 2019 was held at Hordern Pavilion in Sydney and opened with a live performance from Vance Joy with his song Clarity.
Eight-time ARIA Award-winner Natalie Imbruglia hosted the event, while also celebrating the 25th anniversary of her chart-topping album Left Of The Middle.