Posted By John
1991 ARIA Award Winners

5th ARIA Awards Ceremony

25 March 1991
Darling Harbour Convention Centre, Sydney, NSW
Hosted by Bob Geldof.

The 1991 ARIA Awards marked the first time the Awards was televised. Today’s ARIA Awards is seen by around 2 million people on television, and approximately 2,500 recording industry guests and 5,000 members of the general public.

ARIA Awards

Hall Of Fame
Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Achievement Award
Billy Thorpe, Don Burrows, Glenn Shorrock, Pete Dawson
Ted Albert
Midnight Oil

Album Of The Year
Midnight Oil
Blue Sky Mining

Highest Selling Album
John Farnham – Chain Reaction

Single Of The Year
Absent Friends
(I Don’t Want To Be With)
Nobody But You

Highest Selling Single
Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2

Song Of The Year
John Farnham – Burn For You

Best Group
Midnight Oil

Best Female Artist
Wendy Matthews

Best Male Artist
John Farnham

Best New Talent
Archie Roach

Best Children’s Album
Robyn Archer
Mrs Bottles Burp

Best Independent Release
The Killjoys – Ruby

Breakthrough Artist – Album
Margaret Urlich – Safety In Numbers

Breakthrough Artist – Single
Wendy Matthews – Token Angels

Best Comedy Release
John Clarke & Bryan Dawe
Great Interviews Of The 20th Century

Best Country Album
James Blundell – Hand It Down

Best Indigenous Release
Archie Roach – Charcoal Lane

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Various – Come In Spinner

Fine Arts Awards

Best Classical Album
Stuart Challender, Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Sculthorpe: Orchestral Works

Best Jazz Album
Clarion Fracture Zone – Blue Shift

Best Original Soundtrack, Cast, Show Recording
Jon English & David Mackay – Paris

Artisan Awards

Best Video
Claudio Castle for – Midnight Oil – Blue Sky Mining

Engineer Of The Year
Doug Brady

Best Cover Art
Livingstone Clarke, Midnight Oil – Midnight Oil – Blue Sky Mining

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