Ruby Fields, Baker Boy and Stella Donnelly are up for the coveted Unearthed Artist of the Year at this year’s J Awards.

With categories also covering Album of the Year, Double J Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year, triple j has also given well-deserved nods to Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths, Jen Cloher, and more.

Among the 10 acts contending for Album of the Year are A.B. Original (Reclaim Australia), Ali Barter (A Suitable Girl) and The Smith Street Band (More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me).

Considered the pinnacle of Ausmusic Month, the 13th J Awards celebrate outstanding Australian musical talent.

The J Awards will be held in Sydney and broadcast live on triple j from 4pm Thursday 23 Nov.

2017 J Award nominees:

triple j Australian Album of the Year

A.B. Original – Reclaim Australia

Alex Lahey – I Love You Like A Brother

Ali Barter – A Suitable Girl

Gang of Youths – Go Farther In Lightness

Gordi – Reservoir

Meg Mac – Low Blows

Methyl Ethel – Everything Is Forgotten

The Smith Street Band – More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me

Thundamentals – Everyone We Know

Vera Blue – Perennial

Double J Artist of the Year

Dan Sultan

Jen Cloher

Kardajala Kirridarra

Lance Ferguson

Paul Kelly

Unearthed Artist of the Year

Alex The Astronaut

Baker Boy

Confidence Man

Ruby Fields

Stella Donnelly

Australian Music Video of the Year, co-presented by Rage

A.B. Original – ‘Report To The Mist’ (Director – Josh Davis and Heath Kerr)

Client Liaison – ‘A Foreign Affair’ {Ft. Tina Arena} (Director – Tim White)

Jack River – ‘Fool’s Gold’ (Director – Matt Sav)

Kirin J Callinan – ‘Big Enough’ {Ft. Alex Cameron, Molly Lewis & Jimmy Barnes} (Director – Danny Cohen)

Methyl Ethel – ‘Ubu’ (Director – PAXI)

The J Awards are judged by the music teams and presenters of triple j, Double J and triple j Unearthed, nominees are chosen for their originality, creativity, technical excellence and contribution to Australian music across four major categories.


Watch the clip for Ruby Fields’ latest single P Plates