Coup for ARIA Awards and Nine Network: Keith Urban to host

“I’m really looking forward to coming home and celebrating an incredible year of Australian music. “

Keith Urban will be returning home to host the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards. It has been over a decade since Urban last graced the ARIAs stage when back in 2007 he joined John Butler for a performance.

ARIA has commented that Urban’s unprecedented history as a multiple ARIA and Grammy Award-winning artist make him the natural choice as host of the 32nd Annual ARIA Awards, a role he is undertaking for the first time.

Keith Urban said, “I’m really looking forward to coming home and celebrating an incredible year of Australian music. There’s been so many impressive releases this year, it’s gonna be a tough competition but we get to recognise and honour the best of the best at Aussie music’s night of nights.”

The singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer is no stranger to the ARIA charts with a total of 14 ARIA Platinum-selling singles and albums, earning him a total of five ARIA Awards.

After nine full-length studio albums, Keith Urban has sold millions of albums, songs and tickets worldwide. His success in the US has been stellar, securing 24 career Number Ones in the US, four Grammys, 12 CMA Awards, 11 ACM Awards, four AMAs, and a People’s Choice Award among his growing list of accolades.

Dan Rosen, chief executive for ARIA, said: “ARIA is honoured and excited to welcome back superstar Keith Urban to join us in Sydney to celebrate the 2018 ARIAs. To have one of Australia’s biggest stars host this year’s ceremony is just phenomenal. Australian music fans are in for a real treat.”

The 2018 ARIA Awards also sees the return of Swarovski as the ARIA Official Red Carpet Partner.

The Australian music industry’s biggest night of celebration will again be in Sydney on Wednesday November 28, 2018 with coverage on the Nine Network.

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