Chet Faker takes ARIA Award for ‘Best Male Artist’
Melbourne singer and producer, Chet Faker, walked away from Wednesday’s Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) Awards as the ‘Best Male Artist.’ His debut album Built on Glass, released this past April, premiered at the No. 1 spot on the ARIA Charts and has officially earned him the prestigious accolade. Though nominated for nine awards in October and also winning ‘Best Independent Release’ for his album, Faker’s collaborative single “Drop The Game” with Flume was beat out for ‘Best Dance Release’ by Canberra duo Peking Duk and their single “High”.
Ultimately, the achievement says a great deal about the state of electronic music and its prosperity within today’s mainstream music landscape. Chet Faker is now the second electronic musician to win ‘Best Male Artist’ at the ARIA Awards in the past two years after his buddy, Flume.
Check out the full list of 2014 ARIA Awards winners here.