News 19 October 2020

2020 Best Female Artist ARIA Award nominees

Three past winners among this year's contenders.

2020 Best Female Artist ARIA Award nominees

Of this year's five nominees for the Best Female Artist ARIA Award, three are previous winners in the category and only one is yet to collect her first ARIA Award. Here are the talented women vying for the honour in 2020.

Amy Shark - Everybody Rise

Best Female Artist is familiar territory for Amy Shark, who has been nominated in the category four times before. She won the title in 2018 for her album Love Monster, which also earned awards for Album Of The Year, Best Pop Release and Producer Of The Year. Of 19 previous ARIA Award nominations since she emerged in 2017, Shark has taken home six awards. This year, she adds three more nominations to her tally for 'Everybody Rise', which peaked at #31 on the Singles Chart.

Miiesha - Nyaaringu

Miiesha follows up a win for New Talent Of The Year at the National Indigenous Music Awards with five nominations at the 2020 ARIA Awards. In addition to Best Female Artist, Miiesha's debut album Nyaaringu has earned nods for Best Soul/R&B Release, Engineer Of The Year, Producer Of The Year and Breakthrough Artist presented by PPCA.

Sampa The Great - The Return

After winning the ARIA Award for Best Hip Hop Release in 2019 for her single 'Final Form', Sampa The Great has this year received six nominations. Amongst them is an Album Of The Year nod for The Return, which peaked at #12 on the ARIA Albums Chart and won the Australian Music Prize, making Sampa The Great the first artist to achieve the feat twice. 

Sia - Together

Sia is a three-time winner of Best Female Artist, having taken home the award in 2014, 2016 and 2017. This year she's earned a nomination in the category for her single 'Together', which peaked at #27 and is also in the running for Best Pop Release. Of 21 previous ARIA Awards nominations, Sia has won six times.

Tones And I - Bad Child / Can't Be Happy All The Time

Tones And I will be hoping to win Best Female Artist for the second year running, after she scooped the award along with three other gongs in 2019. Released as a double single, 'Bad Child', which peaked at #15 on the ARIA Singles Chart, and 'Can't Be Happy All The Time' follow the phenomenal worldwide success of Tones And I's 'Dance Monkey' and The Kids Are Coming EP.

Who will walk away with the trophy? Find out on 25 November when the 2020 ARIA Awards return for a one-of-a-kind broadcast.