However, the evening’s biggest headline was undoubtedly the winners of each category, which included Best Record, Best Single, Best New Artist, the Rolling Stone Global Award, and the Rolling Stone Reader’s Award.
Genesis Owusu took home the award for Best Record, with Smiling with No Teeth beating out the likes of acclaimed albums by Baker Boy, Skegss, Crowded House, and The Avalanches to receive the honour. Notably, this is just the latest award for Genesis’ debut album, having previously won Album of the Year at the ARIA Awards, Australian Album of the Year at the J Awards, and just this month, the Australian Music Prize.
Meanwhile, Amy Shark was on hand to take home Best Single for “Baby Steps” ahead of Keith Urban, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tones and I, and Slowly Slowly, while King Stingray took out the well-deserved Best New Artist Award, beating out Masked Wolf, Cat & Calmell, Teenage Dads, and Genesis Owusu for the honour.
The Reader’s Choice Award saw Gordi emerge victorious against RÜFÜS DU SOL, Vika & Linda, and Jimmy Barnes, while the Rolling Stone Global Award was taken out by none other than world-beating Aussie export The Kid LAROI, who beat out PNAU, Kylie Minogue, Hiatus Kaiyote, and more for the award.
The Kid LAROI’s big win should also serve as no surprise, given his global chart success in recent years, and his recent wins for Best Artist and Best Pop Release at the 2021 ARIA Awards for his Justin Bieber collaboration, “Stay”. Check out the full rundown of nominees and winners below.
The Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards 2022 Winners
Winner: Genesis Owusu – Smiling with No Teeth
Amy Shark – Cry Forever
Baker Boy – Gela
Crowded House – Dreamers Are Waiting
Ruby Fields – Been Doin’ It for A Bit
Skegss – Rehearsal
Tash Sultana – Terra Firma
The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You
Winner: Amy Shark – “Baby Steps”
Gang of Youths – “the angel of 8th ave.”
Jack River – “We Are the Youth”
Keith Urban – “Wild Hearts”
RÜFÜS DU SOL – “Alive”
Slowly Slowly – “Blueprint”
The Kid LAROI – “Stay”
Tones and I – “Fly Away”
Best New Artist
Winner: King Stingray
Cat & Calmell
Rolling Stone Global Award
Winner: The Kid LAROI
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Tones and I
Rolling Stone Reader’s Choice Award
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Vika & Linda