Sia scores songwriter hat trick at APRA Music Awards

Sia has become the first artist to win the APRA Songwriter Of The Year award three years in a row, after she picked up the gong at last night’s ceremony in Sydney.

The elusive singer (pictured) had Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz accept the award on her behalf, via a video speech. She also won Song Of The Year for Chandelier, which was co-written with Jesse Shatkin.

APRA/AMCOS chief executive Brett Cottle said of the triple win: “This is an unprecedented, and very likely never-to-be-repeated achievement by one of our most talented songwriters.”

Pop group Sheppard also took home two awards for single Geronimo, Most Played Australian Work and Pop Work Of The Year. Pop rock boy band 5 Seconds Of Summer collectively won the Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year award.

View the full list of APRA winners (and Pete Wentz’ acceptance speech for Sia) below:

Song Of The Year
Chandelier – Sia
Writers: Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin

Songwriter Of The Year
Sia

Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year
Michael Clifford, Luke Hemmings, Calum Hood and Ashton Irwin (5 Seconds of Summer)

Ted Albert Award For Outstanding Services To Australian Music
Fifa Riccobono

Most Played Australian Work
Geronimo – Sheppard
Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy and George Sheppard

Blues And Roots Work Of The Year
Heart Beats Slow – Angus & Julia Stone
Writers: Angus and Julia Stone

Country Work Of The Year
Give Her the World – Adam Eckersley Band
Writers: Adam Eckersley, Danelle Leverett and Jason Reeves

Dance Work Of The Year
Swing (Joel Fletcher Remix) – Joel Fletcher feat Savage
Writers: Joel Fletcher Allan, Demetrius Savelio, Nathan Holmes and Aaron Ngawhika

Pop Work Of The Year
Geronimo – Sheppard
Writers: Jason Bovino, Amy and George Sheppard

Rock Work Of The Year
Love You Deserve – Stonefield
Writers: Amy, Hannah, Holly and Sarah Findlay (Stonefield)

Urban Work Of The Year
Tightrope – Illy feat Scarlett Stevens
Writers: Illy and M-Phazes

Most Played Australian Work Overseas
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye feat Kimbra
Writers: Wally de Backer (Gotye) and Luiz Bonfa

International Work Of The Year
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Writer: Pharrell Williams

Posted on March 29, 2015 in Uncategorized

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