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Taylor Swift and Harry Styles’ compete at ARIA Awards

Taylor Swift will battle ex-boyfriend Harry Styles when she goes up against One Direction for the Best International Artist gong at the ARIA Awards next month (Nov16).
Shake It Off star Taylor and Story of My Life rockers One Direction are two of the names competing in the prestigious category at the Australian Recording Industry Association awards, which take place on 23 November (16) at The Star in Sydney, Australia.
Justin Bieber, Adele, Beyonce, Drake, Meghan Trainor, Coldplay, The Weeknd and twenty one pilots will also battle it out for the gong, which is voted for by the Australian public.
The nominations, released on Tuesday (04Oct16), were led by music producer Flume, real name Harley Streten. The Sydney-raised musician featured in 11 categories, including Best Male Artist – which he won in 2013 – and Album of the Year.
Singer-songwriter Troye Sivan received seven nominations, while Sia is up for six awards at the ceremony.
Among those Sia will be competing for are Best Female Artist, Album of the Year and Best Pop Release for her record This Is Acting.
Speaking previously about the record, Sia told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that it’s made up of all the songs she wrote for other artists but that were rejected.
“This is just a bit of fun, you know?,” she smiled during an interview earlier this year (16). “It’s just a bit of fun, all the things we had lying around. It’s like… You know when you have a lot of stuff in the fridge and its about to go off and then you’re such a good chef that you can whip up something totally delicious out of it.”
Other notable names nominated at this year’s ARIA Awards include Delta Goodrem, up for Best Video for her track Dear Life, and Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, who will be competing for Apple Music Song of the Year for their song The Fighter.
The ceremony will also see Crowded House inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association’s Hall of Fame, on the 30th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut album.
Crowded House join previous Hall of Fame inductees INXS, AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, the Bee Gees, and Men At Work.
Founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour will accept the induction on behalf of Paul Hester, who committed suicide in 2005, and his replacement Peter Jones, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2012.

The full list of nominations for the 2016 ARIA Awards is as follows:

Telstra Album Of The Year
Flume – Skin
RUFUS – Bloom
Sia – This Is Acting
The Avalanches – Wildflower
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood

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Best Male Artist
Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk
Flume – Skin
Guy Sebastian – Black & Blue
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue)
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood

Best Female Artist
Delta Goodrem – Wings of the Wild
Jessica Mauboy – This Ain’t Love
Montaigne – Glorious Heights
Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return
Sia – This Is Acting

Best Dance Release
Flume – Skin
Hayden James – Just A Lover
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV)
RUFUS – Bloom
The Avalanches – Wildflower

Best Group
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
RUFUS – Bloom
The Avalanches – Wildflower
The Veronicas – In My Blood
Violent Soho – WACO

Breakthrough Artist
DMA’S – Hills End
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV)
Montaigne – Glorious Heights
Olympia – Self Talk
Safia – Make Them Wheels Roll

Best Pop Release
Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue)
Sia – This Is Acting
The Veronicas – In My Blood
Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood

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Best Urban Album
Citizen Kay – With The People
Drapht – Seven Mirrors
Koi Child – Koi Child
L-FRESH The LION – Become
Urthboy – The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat

Best Independent Release
Flume – Skin
Jarryd James – Thirty One
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
Sia – This Is Acting
Violent Soho – WACO

Best Rock Album
Ball Park Music – Every Night The Same Dream
Boy & Bear – Limit Of Love
Gang Of Youths – Let Me Be Clear
The Living End – Shift
Violent Soho – WACO

Best Adult Contemporary Album
Bernard Fanning – Civil Dusk
Bob Evans – Car Boot Sale
Paul Kelly – Seven Sonnets & A Song
Robert Forster – Songs To Play
Tina Arena – Eleven

Best Adult Alternative Album
Jarryd James – Thirty One
Matt Corby – Telluric
Peter Garrett – A Version of Now
Sarah Blasko – Eternal Return
The Temper Trap – Thick As Thieves

Best Country Album
Adam Brand and the Outlaws – Adam Brand and the Outlaws
Bill Chambers – Cold Trail
Fanny Lumsden – Small Town Big Shot
Sara Storer – Silos
The Wolfe Brothers – This Crazy Life

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Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Hellions – Opera Oblivia
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
Parkway Drive – Ire
The Amity Affliction – This Could Be Heartbreak
Twelve Foot Ninja – Outlier

Best Blues & Roots Album
Jimmy Barnes – Soul Searchin’
Kev Carmody – Recollections… Reflections… (A Journey)
Russell Morris – Red Dirt Red Heart
The Cat Empire – Rising With The Sun
The Wilson Pickers – You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train

Best Children’s Album
Justine Clarke – Pyjama Jam!
Pat Davern – Alexander The Elephant In Zanzibar
Play School – Famous Friends: Celebrating 50 Years of Play School
Sam Moran – Play Along With Sam: BEST. DAY. EVER!
The Wiggles – Wiggle Town!

Awards voted for by the public:

Best International Artist
Adele – 25
Beyonce – Lemonade
Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams
Drake – Views & If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Meghan Trainor – Title & Thank You
Justin Bieber – Purpose
One Direction – Made in the A.M & Four
Taylor Swift – 1989
twenty one pilots – Blurryface
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

Best Video
Courtney Barnett – Elevator Operator
Delta Goodrem – Dear Life
Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)
Guy Sebastian – Black & Blue
Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – People-Vultures
Sia – Cheap Thrills
Troye Sivan – YOUTH Acoustic
Violent Soho – Like Soda

Best Australian Live Act
Courtney Barnett – National Theatre Tour
Flume – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2016
Gang Of Youths – Gang Of Youths National Tour
Hilltop Hoods – The Restrung Tour
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity Tour
RUFUS – Bloom Tour
Tame Impala – Australian Tour
The Living End – Shift Tour
Violent Soho – The WACO Tour
You Am I – Bargain Bin Bon Vivants Tour

Apple Music Song of the Year
Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)
Hilltop Hoods – 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Thom Thum)
Illy – Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue)
Kungs vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners – This Girl
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood – The Fighter
L D R U – Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV)
Marcus Marr & Chet Faker The Trouble With Us
Sia – Cheap Thrills
The Veronicas – In My Blood
Troye Sivan – Youth

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