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NIMAs Nominations and Performers Announced

Hip-hop super star Baker Boy and late music legend Gurrumul have led this year’s National Indigenous Music Award nominations.

Both Top End artists are up for three awards, followed by Jessica Mauboy, Dan Sultan, Alice Skye, Kardajala Kirridarra and Emily Wurramara who are each up for two awards. 

Baker Boy will be back on stage performing at the awards ceremony on August 11 after his solo show at the Darwin Festival on August 10. The nominations cap off a huge weekend for the young performer who took out three awards at the NT Song of the Year Awards for his tracks ‘Marryuna’ and ‘Mr La Di Da Di’, which took out the top gong.

Hopefully it's a good sign for his NIMAs chances with nominations for Best New Talent, Song of the Year and Film Clip of the Year for his hit track 'Marryuna', which cracked Triple J’s Hottest 100 top 20 this year. 

Gurrumul’s album Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) made history when it became the first album in an indigenous language to top the ARIA chart in April and is up for Album of the Year. The title track is in the running for Song of the Year and Gurrumul is once again a favourite for Artist of the Year.

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PERFORMERS

Baker Boy 
Busby Marou 
Kasey Chambers with Alan Pigram 
Roger Knox 
Kardajala Kirridarra 
Yirrmal 
Kenbi Dancers 
Central Australian Women’s Choir 
Stiff Gins 
+ triple j Unearthed Winner 

Nominations

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Dan Sultan - Killer
Emily Wurramara – Milyakburra 
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) 
Kardajala Kirridarra – Kardajala Kirridarra 
Kuren – Melting Conceptually

SONG OF THE YEAR

Baker Boy – Marryuna 
Busby Marou – Days of Gold 
Dan Sultan - Kingdom 
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of the Rainbow) 
Kardajala Kirridarra - Ngurra 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

A.B. Origial
Archie Roach
Electric Fields
Gurrumul
Jessica Mauboy

BEST NEW TALENT (Presented by Spotify)

Alice Skye
Baker Boy
Emily Wurramara
Isaiah
Ziggy Ramo

FILM CLIP OF THE YEAR

Alice Skye - Friends with Feelings
Baker Boy - Marryuna
Birdz - This Side
Black Rock Band – Bininj Kuborrk 
Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love

COMMUNITY CLIP OF THE YEAR

Ali Curung NT – Bounce With Me
B-Town Warriors – Thundercloud: Bourke
Condobolin, NSW: The Condo Crew – ‘How Ya Feelin’
Githabul Next Generation – ‘Looking Out For Country’ Mulli Mulli
Yiyili Mawoolie – ‘Yiyili Kids’

 

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