ARIAS 2017: Harry Styles wins Best International Artist

ARIAS 2017: Harry Styles wins Best International Artist


Harry Styles has won Best International Artist at the 2017 ARIA Awards, on Tuesday. 

The 23-year-old One Direction star took to the stage at The Star, wearing his snazzy purple suit, much to the thrill of adoring fans. 

The Sign of the Times singer thanked his fans for their support, and congratulated Australia on the recent ‘yes’ vote to marriage equality. 

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AS IT HAPPENS: Harry Styles picks up Best International Artist at the ARIA Awards and congratulates Australia on the marriage equality vote...as newcomer Amy Shark and Gang Of Youths win big at the event

AS IT HAPPENS: Harry Styles picks up Best International Artist at the ARIA Awards and congratulates Australia on the marriage equality vote...as newcomer Amy Shark and Gang Of Youths win big at the event

AS IT HAPPENS: Harry Styles picks up Best International Artist at the ARIA Awards and congratulates Australia on the marriage equality vote…as newcomer Amy Shark and Gang Of Youths win big at the event

‘Thank you for having me here and having me back. I obviously wouldn’t be here for the fans who voted,’ Harry told his adoring fans in the audience.

‘Congratulations on your recent political decision,’ he added, talking about the ‘yes’ vote to marriage equality.  

His award was presented by actresses Rebel Wilson and Ruby Rose, who are in the country to promote Pitch Perfect three. 

Making a statement: 'Congratulations on your recent political decision,' he added, talking about the 'yes' vote to marriage equality

Making a statement: 'Congratulations on your recent political decision,' he added, talking about the 'yes' vote to marriage equality

Making a statement: ‘Congratulations on your recent political decision,’ he added, talking about the ‘yes’ vote to marriage equality

Familiar faces: His award was presented by actresses Rebel Wilson (in gold) and Ruby Rose, (R) who are in the country to promote Pitch Perfect three

Familiar faces: His award was presented by actresses Rebel Wilson (in gold) and Ruby Rose, (R) who are in the country to promote Pitch Perfect three

Familiar faces: His award was presented by actresses Rebel Wilson (in gold) and Ruby Rose, (R) who are in the country to promote Pitch Perfect three

He'll be back: Harry will also be performing during the evening

He'll be back: Harry will also be performing during the evening

He'll be back: Harry will also be performing during the evening

He'll be back: Harry will also be performing during the evening

He’ll be back: Harry will also be performing during the evening

Meanwhile during the ceremony, newcomer Amy Shark won Best Pop Release, while Gang of Youths took home Best Group and Best Rock Album. 

Sophie Monk presented Amy with her gong, with Amy being nominated for a whopping six ARIA awards this year, after finding overnight success with single, Adore.

Gang of Youths gave a passionate acceptance speech, when they won Best Rock Album.

‘We’re probably one of the many bands who believe in the redemptive power of rock’n’roll music,’ band mate Dave Le’aupepe said. 

Newcomer: Amy (pictured) is nominated for a whopping six ARIA awards this year, after finding overnight success with single, Adore

Newcomer: Amy (pictured) is nominated for a whopping six ARIA awards this year, after finding overnight success with single, Adore

Newcomer: Amy (pictured) is nominated for a whopping six ARIA awards this year, after finding overnight success with single, Adore

 Winners are grinners: Gang of Youths (seen) took home Best Group and Best Rock Album

 Winners are grinners: Gang of Youths (seen) took home Best Group and Best Rock Album

 Winners are grinners: Gang of Youths (seen) took home Best Group and Best Rock Album

Pretty in pink: Sophie wore a hot pink suit jacket on the evening

Pretty in pink: Sophie wore a hot pink suit jacket on the evening

Pretty in pink: Sophie wore a hot pink suit jacket on the evening

‘It can help people, free people. Rock’n’roll can save a lot of lives in my opinion.’

He then thanked his parents for buying him a guitar with their last $200, and said the gift ‘changed my life.’ 

When they accepted the Best Group gong, Dave – who was recently married – said he had been ‘dragged kicking and screaming to this.’

Winners! The boys were thrilled with their win (Dave is seen R)

Winners! The boys were thrilled with their win (Dave is seen R)

Winners! The boys were thrilled with their win (Dave is seen R)

‘Sorry for throwing you in the deep end with this; she didn’t realise I was famous before this,’ He said, referring to his bride Cort Bray. 

He added: ‘And to the haters online go f**k yourselves, get used to it.’

Another win was for rappers Bliss n Eso, who took home the ARIA for Best Video. 

Hip Hop stars A.B Original won Best Urban Album, saying: ‘We made this album in our community, for our community, from our community.’

‘Change doesn’t come from everyone being comfortable. We made ourselves very uncomfortable making this record, trying to upset those rednecks. They were vocal, but we just had the better album,’ Adam said.

Success: Hip Hop stars A.B Original won Best Urban Album, saying: 'We made this album in our community, for our community, from our community'

Success: Hip Hop stars A.B Original won Best Urban Album, saying: 'We made this album in our community, for our community, from our community'

Success: Hip Hop stars A.B Original won Best Urban Album, saying: ‘We made this album in our community, for our community, from our community’

 

 



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