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ARIA Music Awards of 1998

The 12th Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 20 October 1998 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.[1][2] Presenters, including Democrats deputy leader Natasha Stott Despoja and former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, distributed 28 awards with the big winner for the year being Natalie Imbruglia with six awards.[1]

In addition to previous categories, "Outstanding Achievement Award" was presented to Savage Garden.[1] The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted: The Angels and The Masters Apprentices.[1]

Ceremony details


Final nominees for awards are shown in plain, with winners in bold.

ARIA Awards

Fine Arts Awards

  • Best Jazz Album
    • Chaplin, Tinkler, Rex, Lamble – The Future in Today
    • Joe ChindamoAnyone Who Had a Heart
    • Kevin Hunt – Plays JS Bach
    • Shelley Scown with the Paul Grabowsky TrioAngel
    • Rolf Stube – The Jazz Police

Artisan Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award

ARIA Hall of Fame inductees

The Hall Of Fame inductees were:



  1. ^ ARIA lists this entry as "The Boys for Necks - The".[1]
  2. ^ ARIA lists Dave Dobson as one of three artists for "Now Until the Break of Day".[1] Opera tenor, David Hobson is described as a 1998 ARIA Award winner.[3]
  3. ^ The Shits were a duo renamed as Happyland consisting of (then) domestic partners Quan Yeomans of Regurgitator and Janet English of Spiderbait.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1998: 12th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 13 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Australia 1998 ARIA Awards". Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "David Hobson – Opera Singer". Professional singer biography. Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation Inc. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Happyland > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 

External links

  • ARIA Awards official website
  • List of 1998 winners
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