News 26 November 2019

U2 to present Best Group Award at ARIAs 2019

Biggest group in the world added to list of ARIAs

U2 to present Best Group Award at ARIAs 2019
The countdown to the 2019 ARIA Awards presented by YouTube Music is on! With just one more sleep until Australian music’s night of nights on Wednesday, November 27th, ARIA is thrilled to announce yet another international guest appearance - this time via live cross! 

22-time Grammy award-winning band U2 are excited to reveal that they will be presenting the ARIA Award for Best Group via a live cross from Perth, where they will be performing on their Joshua Tree Tour

U2 is the natural choice to present this award, as the group with the most ARIA number one albums in ARIA Chart history (11 in total). They are one of the world's best-selling artists, having sold an estimated over 170 million records worldwide. Their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005, and the band’s enduring popularity since their inception in 1976, has marked them as one of the most successful groups of all time.

The ARIA Awards will be broadcast from The Star Event Centre Sydney on the Nine Network

U2 By The Numbers
  • 11 x #1 albums – the most for any group in the history of ARIA
  • Over 55 Billion Streams Worldwide
  • Over 170 Million Albums Sold Worldwide
  • 23 x Top Ten singles
  • An incredible 79 x Platinum and 14 x Gold ARIA Accreditations
  • 24 weeks at #1 on the Albums Chart over their entire career
  • 16 x Top Ten albums
  • 19 x Top 50 Albums
  • 5 x #1 singles
  • 12 x weeks at #1 on the Singles Chart
  • 39 x Top 50 Singles
Don't miss the biggest group in the world presenting the ARIA Award for Best Group on Wednesday 27 November from 7.30pm on Channel 9. Check out the full line-up of presenters and performers here.