Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is thrilled to announce Melbourne rock band Jet will be inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame on Wednesday, 15 November at the 2023 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube.
After a two-year hiatus, the prestigious honor returns to recognise Jet’s extraordinary contribution to the Australian music industry, their timeless debut album Get Born, and their continued success throughout their illustrious career with albums including Shine On in 2006 and Shaka Rock in 2009.
Formed in Melbourne in the late 90’s, Jet released their first EP – the vinyl-only Dirty Sweet – in 2002 and burst onto the international music scene with their energetic rock‘n’roll sound, quickly becoming a household name. Comprised of Nic Cester (vocals/guitar), Chris Cester (vocals/drums), Cameron Muncey (vocals/guitar) and Mark Wilson (bass), Jet have been one of the most celebrated rock bands to come out of Australia.
The highlight of Jet's career undoubtedly remains their debut album Get Born, released in 2003, after inking their label deal with Elektra. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, the album took the world by storm, earning critical acclaim and commercial success. Featuring hit singles Are You Gonna Be My Girl (151m Streams on YouTube) l, Rollover DJ, and Cold Hard Bitch, Get Born became an instant classic. It achieved multi-platinum status across the world and cemented the band’s place in rock history.
Get Born scored six ARIA Awards in 2004 and was certified nine-times platinum in Australia, making it one of the top five highest-selling Australian rock albums of all time. The unparalleled success of Get Born at home was only one part of the story, as Jet topped both the US Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock charts with total worldwide sales in excess of 5 million albums. The band has toured with the likes of the Rolling Stones, Oasis and Kings Of Leon.
After calling it a day in 2012, Jet briefly reformed in 2017 to play with Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band on their sold-out Australian tour. Following an overwhelming response to those shows, the band dipped their toe back in the live waters with a triumphant appearance at the legendary Fuji Rock festival in Japan and sold-out shows at Sydney and Melbourne Zoos. The reaction from fans was enough to suggest that demand for the band was stronger than ever.
ARIA CEO, Annabelle Herd, Said “Throughout their career, Jet has achieved numerous accolades and milestones including seven ARIA Awards, chart-topping albums, and sold-out tours around the world. They changed the face of Australian rock music with a culture shifting album and have been a huge influence for other musicians over their career and that truly deserves our highest honour. We couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the ARIA Hall of Fame as the first inductees since 2020”
Upon hearing news of Jet’s ARIA Hall of Fame induction, Nic Cester, Said “We’re all quite chuffed and honored to be in such esteemed company. We are humbled to receive this recognition.”
Jet’s induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame will take place during the 2023 ARIA Awards on Wednesday, 15 November, where the band will join the ranks of Australia's most revered musical legends and artists.
The ARIA Awards will premiere live on Stan at 5pm AEDT for the first time in Australian history. The live stream will be followed by a free-to-air broadcast across the Nine Network at 7.30pm AEDT with performances and moments available on the @ARIA.official YouTube channel.
Jet will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their iconic debut album, Get Born throughout September with a tour commencing 22 September at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, followed by Hindley Street Music Hall in Adelaide on 23 September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on 29 September and concluding at Enmore Theatre Sydney on 30 September.
More announcements for the 2023 ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube are coming very soon.