Sebastian is no stranger to the ARIAs, having won 4 out of 27 nominations himself. Our OG Idol is looking to the awards as a celebration not a ‘sledge-fest’.
It’s official, ARIA has announced the host of the 33rd Annual ARIA Awards in partnership with YouTube Music and it’s none other than Guy Sebastian!
Sebastian is no stranger to the ARIAs, having won 4 out of 27 nominations himself. His impressive CV – including his inaugural Australian Idol victory, a Eurovision Song Contest top-five appearance, a stint as a coach on The Voice – makes him the natural choice as host of the 33rd Annual ARIA Awards, a role he will be undertaking for the very first time.
Sebastian opened up in a statement, “I am so pumped and honoured to be hosting the 2019 ARIA Awards. The Australian music industry is so diverse and I can’t wait to celebrate with you all as we unite to recognise and celebrate how much talent we have to offer the world.”
Guy Sebastian is one of Australia’s most enduring, successful and talented male artists. He has sold over 7 million units worldwide with 61 platinum certification awards (including 11 for single “Battle Scars”, which also boasts over 210 million streams worldwide and US platinum certification). He is the male solo artist that has had the most ARIA number one singles with six times at the top, as well as two ARIA number one albums.
His latest single ‘Choir’, which has been the number one most played song on Australian radio for six consecutive weeks (surpassing all other international and Australian artists released at the same time), has garnered over 14 million streams worldwide since its release in June.
Dan Rosen, Chief Executive for ARIA said, “ARIA is honoured and excited to have Guy Sebastian as our host for the 2019 ARIA Awards. He is one of Australia’s most talented artists and has had an incredible last 12 months. Guy will be an amazing host to lead the celebration of another great year of Australian music, and we cannot wait for music fans around the country to see what we have in store at this year’s ARIA Awards.”
The Australian music industry’s night of night’s will make its triumphant return to Sydney on Wednesday 27th November 2019. The 33rd Annual ARIA Awards will be broadcast live on Nine and 9Now.
Originally posted on the ARIA Awards website.