George Ezra confirmed to perform at The 2018 ARIA Awards with Apple Music
PRESENTERS REVEALED TODAY
With only six more sleeps until the 2018 ARIA Awards with Apple Music, we are thrilled to announce that British singer-songwriter George Ezra whose smash hit ‘Shotgun’ was the Number One song on the ARIA Chart for 5 weeks will be performing at the 2018 ARIA Awards with Apple Music. You can catch the Awards ceremony from The Star, Sydney on Wednesday 28th November, broadcast on the Nine Network. Fans can also preview all the action on the ARIARed Carpet presented by Swarovski and hosted by Tanya Hennessy and Angus O’Loughlin from 2:00 pm AEDT live on Twitter.
George Ezra says, “I’m very honored and flattered to be invited to return to Australia to play the 2018 ARIA Awards with Apple Music. I’ve been preparing a very special performance of “Shotgun” for you guys, and I’m so excited to share it with you. Hopefully, I will see you all there!”
Dan Rosen, ARIA Chief Executive says, “Off the back of his smash hit Shotgun, that spent 5 weeks at #1 on the ARIA Charts, we are thrilled to welcome George Ezra to Sydney to join us in celebrating the 2018 ARIAs with a very special performance. Fans are in for a treat.”
George Ezra most recently launched his way to the top of the ARIA singles chart with his 3x Platinum accredited hit ‘Shotgun’, becoming his first ever #1 single in Australia where it spent 5 consecutive weeks in the top spot, as well as 4 consecutive weeks at #1 on The Music Network’s Airplay Chart. Since release, it has accumulated over 23 million streams and 40,000 downloads in Australia alone. Taken from his highly acclaimed sophomore album STAYING AT TAMARA’S released in March this year, the track has also officially been named the biggest song of the summer in the UK by the Official Charts Company.
In his weekly newsletter from his US tour last month, George stated, “I’ve been receiving bits of news from back home, ‘Shotgun’ is absolutely flying over in Australia & New Zealand which is the most exciting news imaginable. Our last shows over there were brilliant (if I may say so myself), for those of you reading this down-under, this kid loves ya.”
In a little more than eighteen months, George’s debut album WANTED ON VOYAGE took him from being a virtually unknown artist to one of the most recent international breakthrough artists: hitting the Top 10 Album charts in 10 countries, three sold-out UK tours, four BRIT nominations, one BBC Music award and an Ivor Novello Award.
In Australia, WANTED ON VOYAGEis certified Platinum and landed in top 5 on the ARIA Album Charts, and in addition, his smash hit ‘Budapest’ achieved 5x certified Platinum status, and also reached the Top 5 on the ARIA Charts. The acclaimed singer’s single ‘Blame It On Me’ is certified 2x Platinum and reached the Top 10 ARIA Singles Chart.
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Today also sees the first and final announcement of the Australian and International stars who will be presenting on the night. The assembly of artists and entertainers now also include ARIA Award winner and one half of A.B. Original Briggs, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Conrad Sewell, lead singer of Gang Of Youths Dave Le’aupepe, International singer-songwriter George Ezra, ARIA Hall Fame band Icehouse’s frontman Iva Davies, ARIA Award winner JessicaMauboy, Australian rock icon Jimmy Barnes, Grammy award winner Mýa, ARIA Hall Of Fame inductee Paul Kelly, ARIA Nominees and 2017 winners Peking Duk, US musician Richard Marx, Global superstar Rita Ora, Song of The Year nominee and #1 ARIA Album charting band Sheppard, NOVA’s Smallzy from Smallzy’s Surgery, Australian sweetheart SophieMonk, StephenKilbey frontman from ARIA Hall of Famers TheChurch, award winning country musician Troy Cassar-Daley, two time ARIA Award winner TroyeSivan, multi-Platinum artist Vance Joy, triple j’s dynamic Drive duo Veronica & Lewis, Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio DJ Zane Lowe.
They will join Australia’s very own Keith Urban on his return to the ARIA stage for the first time in over a decade. It was announced earlier this year that Urban will be returning home to host the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards. His unprecedented history as a multiple ARIA and Grammy Award-winning artist make him the natural choice as host, a role he is undertaking for the first time.
THE PRESENTERS JOIN AN ALL-STAR LINE UP OF AUSTRALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL PERFORMERS THAT WILL GRACE THE ARIA STAGE
PRESENTERS BRIGGS CONRAD SEWELL DAVE LE’AUPEPE GEORGE EZRA IVA DAVIES JESSICA MAUBOY JIMMY BARNES MYA PAUL KELLY PEKING DUK PETER GARRETT RICHARD MARX RICHARD WILKINS RITA ORA SHEPPARD SMALLZY SOPHIE MONK STEVE KILBEY TROY CASSAR-DALEY TROYE SIVAN VANCE JOY VERONICA & LEWIS ZANE LOWE
PERFORMANCES BY 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
AMY SHARK COURTNEY BARNETT DEAN LEWIS GEORGE EZRA KASEY CHAMBERS KEITH URBAN
RED CARPET PRESENTED BY TANYA HENNESSY ANGUS O’LOUGHLIN
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