Four-time ARIA Award winner and The Voice coach Guy Sebastian, one of Australia’s most enduring artists, will host the 33rd ARIA Music Awards from The Star Event Centre in Sydney next month.
Sebastian captured the hearts of the public with his soulful, powerful voice after winning the first season of Australian Idol. His first solo single, Angels Brought Me Here, debuted at number one and became the fastest selling Australian single in ARIA chart history.
“I am so pumped and honoured to be hosting the 2019 ARIA Awards,” Sebastian said. “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.”
Sebastian is the only Australian male artist to have six number one singles and two number one albums on the ARIA charts, and he was also the first Australian to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest securing a Top 5 spot in 2015.
His latest single,Choir, which has been the 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 June.
ARIA Chief Executive Dan Rosen 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 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.”
“We are thrilled that Guy has been honoured with this role after the amazing first season he had as a Coach on The Voice this year. He’s a tremendous talent and hosting the ARIAs is further recognition of that,” said Nine Program Director Hamish Turner.
The ARIA Awards will be broadcast on Wednesday, November 27 from 7.30pm on Nine and 9Now.