2017 State Award Winners

This chart contains all winning artists in 2017 state awards from WAM, MusicSA, Music Victoria & Queensland Music. Artists in positions 58 to 62 are in a random order as no singular Spotify artists could be found for them.

Position Name Popularity[1] Followers Monthly Listeners
1

Amy Shark

Queensland Music Song of the Year (Adore)
Queensland Music Pop (Adore)
Queensland Music Regional (Adore)

64 54329 1903428
2

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

Best Live Band
Best Song (Rattlesnake)
Best Band

63 196841 555687
3

The Amity Affliction

Queensland Music Export Achievement Award
Queensland Music Highest Selling Album (THIS COULD BE HEARTBREAK)

62 256696 593517
4

The Veronicas

Queensland Music Highest Selling Single (IN MY BLOOD)

61 308239 1506906
5

Jarryd James

Queensland Music Most Popular Male

59 87748 1048659
6

Tkay Maidza

MusicSA Best Female Artist

59 29911 266945
7

Paul Kelly

Music Victoria Best Male Artist

57 87818 504545
8

ROMY

Queensland Music Urban (WILD HEART)

55 3494 684783
9

Violent Soho

Queensland Music Album of the Year (WACO)

54 84572 283132
10

Methyl Ethel

Best Pop Act
Best Album (Everything Is Forgotten)

54 39809 416567
11

Cub Sport

Queenland Music Most Popular Group

54 25568 400954
12

Confidence Man

Queensland Music Electronic (BOYFRIEND (REPEAT))

50 11345 215344
13

The Teskey Brothers

Music Victoria Best Emerging Act
Music Victoria Best Soul
Funk
R'N'B or Gospel Album (Half Mile Harvest)

49 15183 240829
14

The Waifs

WAM Most Popular Act

48 33184 158410
15

Dami Im

Queensland Music Most Popular Female

46 27408 159114
16

Tired Lion

WAM Best Rock Act

45 15475 129613
17

Stella Donnelly

WAM Most Popular New Act
WAM Best Single (Mechanical Bull)
WAM Best Folk Act
WAM Best EP (Thrush Metal)

45 10836 196209
18

A.B. Original

Music Victoria Best Music Video (January 26th)
Music Victoria Best Song (January 26th)
Music Victoria Best Group
Music Victoria Best Release (Reclaim Australia)
Music Victoria Hip Hop Award
MusicSA Best Album (Reclaim Australia)
MusicSA Best Hip Hop Album (Reclaim Australia)
MusicSA Best Aboriginal Act

42 10818 92028
19

Timberwolf

MusicSA Experimental Award

40 5159 88169
20

Bad//Dreems

MusicSA Rock Award

38 9918 47984
21

Jen Cloher

Music Victoria Best Female Artist

38 8617 38802
22

Tia Gostelow

Queensland Music Folk/Singer Songwriter (Vague Utopia)
Queensland Music Schools (Grade 6-12) (State of Art)

38 1945 82810
23

Cosmic Psychos

Music Victoria Best Regional Act

36 6615 30749
24

Emily Wurramara

Queensland Music Indigenous (NGAYUWA NGELYEYIMINAMA (I LOVE YOU))

36 1912 56765
25

Good Boy

35 5070 34608
26

Heaps Good Friends

MusicSA Best New Artist

35 3029 37023
27

Ziggy Ramo

WAM Best Hip Hop Act
WAM Best Indigenous Act

34 2290 57032
28

The Mae Trio

Music Victoria Best Folk/Roots Album (Take Care
Take Cover)

31 1465 27620
29

Carla Geneve

30 376 32405
30

Lagerstein

Queensland Music Heavy (DRINK THE RUM)

27 3135 7903
31

Peter Bibby

WAM Most Popular Music Video (Medicine)

27 2210 8664
32

Fiona Boyes

Music Victoria Best Blues Album (Professin%u2019 The Blues)

26 1061 16072
33

Wanderers

MusicSA Blues/Roots Award

23 321 12021
34

POW! Negro

WAM Most Popular Live Act
WAM Best Urban Act

21 1152 7112
35

Hey Geronimo

Queensland Music Video (BOREDOM)

19 1800 5167
36

The Winter Gyspy

MusicSA Folk Award

18 598 2458
37

Young Offenders

MusicSA Punk Award

17 209 5762
38

Rachael Leahcar

MusicSA Pop Award

15 1217 1344
39

Divide and Dissolve

Music Victoria Best Heavy Album (Basic)

14 325 2546
40

Raised By Eagles

Music Victoria Best Country Album (I Must Be Somewhere)

12 390 685
41

Sean Foran

Queensland Music Jazz (UNE FILLE)

12 81 78
42

Old Blood

WAM Best Blues/Roots Act

8 642 489
43

Halfway

Queensland Music Country (THREE IN AND NOTHING BUT THE STARS)

8 265 262
44

Leanne Tennant

Queensland Music Blues & Roots (GENTLE ANNIE)

8 149 329
45

Nerve Quakes

WAM Best Punk/Hardcore Act

7 40 125
46

Grace Barbè

WAM Best World Music Act

6 359 272
47

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving

WAM Best Metal/Heavy Act

5 892 232
48

Ross McHenry

MusicSA Jazz/Art Music Award

4 201 281
49

The Little Lord Street Band

WAM Best Country Act

4 53 169
50

Tobacco Rat

WAM Best Electronic Act (Live)

3 180 300
51

Marville

Queensland Music Billy Thorpe Scholarship (ASH KERLEY)

3 24 76
52

Brenton Foster

Music Victoria Best Jazz Album (The Nature of Light)

2 153 55
53

Abbey Howlett

MusicSA Electronic Award

2 69 77
54

Ice On Mercury

MusicSA Heavy Award

2 65 76
55

Adam Page

MusicSA World Music Award

1 28 30
56

The Bitter Darlings

MusicSA Country Award
MusicSA Best Cover Art (Stuart Highway)

0 20 16
57

Furchick

WAM Best Experimental Act

0 8 29
58

Dyspora

MusicSA Best Male Artist

0 0 *
59

Lamine Sonko and The African Intelligence

Music Victoria Best Global or Reggae Album (Afro Empire)

0 0 *
60

Winter Sound School / Bridget Chappell

Music Victoria Best Experimental/Avant-Garde Act

0 0 *
61

High Life

Queensland Music World (AWARE)

0 0 *
62

Daniel Susnjar Afro-Peruvian Jazz Group

WAM Best Jazz Act

0 0 *

[1]Spotify measure poularity (%) based on recent play count, monthly followers, how many playlists an artists appears on, new playlists and new followers.

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