In tune for award

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have spent the past year at each oth­ers’ side and now Go­tye and Kim­bra will face off for a ma­jor Aus­tralian mu­sic award. Af­ter singing to­gether on Go­tye’s smash hit Some­body That I Used To Know and tour­ing Europe and the US, the pop pair will con­tend for the APRA Song Of The Year. Matt Corby, Lanie Lane and The Beards are also in the run­ning for the top prize at the an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of Aus­tralian song­writ­ers. The APRA Mu­sic Award nom­i­na­tions were an­nounced on Wed­nes­day. Kim­bra has also been listed in the Break­through Song­writer of the Year in a list that in­cludes rapper Adrift and folk favourites Boy & Bear. Go­tye is in the run­ning for the Most Played Aus­tralian Work along­side dance acts The Pel­letize and Marvin Priest and rock­ers Jebe­diah and Birds Of Tokyo. Hus­band and wife song­writ­ers Shane Ni­chol­son and Kasey Cham­bers go head to head in the Coun­try Work of the Year along­side an­other all-singing cou­ple, O’shea. Ris­ing blue­grass star Lanie Lane leads the nom­i­na­tions with four nods, in­clud­ing en­tries in the Blues & Roots Work of the Year. Missy Hig­gins and Christopher Bat­tens will host the awards at the Syd­ney Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre on May 28.

APRA award nom­i­nees and col­lab­o­ra­tors Kim­bra and Go­tye at the ARIAS.

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