Courtney Barnett has won this year’s Australian Music Prize with her debut album, ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’, netting herself a prize of $30,000 (AUD).
“It’s huge, it’s a lot of money. I’m not sure right now what to do with it,” Barnett told Billboard after she won.
“It’s nice because it feels like this is a real reflection of the songs and the album, instead of sales or popularity or plays on YouTube. It feels good.”
The award is intended to determine the best record produced by an Australian artist over the past twelve months, and also saw Tame Impala and Royal Headache among the nominees.
The full list of nominated albums was as follows:
Courtney Barnett – ‘Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit’
Dan Kelly – ‘Leisure Panic’
Dick Diver – ‘Melbourne, Florida’
Gold Class – ‘It’s You’
Jess Ribeiro – ‘Kill It Yourself’
Methyl Ethel – ‘Oh Inhuman Spectacle’
My Disco – ‘Severe’
Royal Headache – ‘High’
Sarah Blasko – ‘Eternal Return’
Tame Impala – ‘Currents’
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