(CelebrityAccess News Service) — In what has been nothing short of an extraordinary rise to the top of the Australian music community, singer/songwriter Delta Goodrem has emerged as a bona-fide heavyweight with a staggering 10 nominations for the 17th Annual ARIA Music Awards. She becomes the first female artist in the history of the ARIA Awards to receive so many nominations in a single year. She also becomes the first artist to be nominated with three different songs in the Highest Selling Single category.
The Aria Music Awards will be handed out October 17 at the Sydney Superdome, Sydney Olympic Park.
Independent trio The Waifs have received six nominations for their winsome Up All Night album while Powderfinger reinforce their status as Australia's number one band with five nominations for their fifth long player Vulture Street. Amiel has also received five nominations for her debut solo release Audio Out.
This year's nominations also sees the emergence of relative newcomers The Sleepy Jackson (four nominations), Pete Murray (two nominations) and Candice Alley (one nomination) .
Silverchair, John Butler Trio and Something For Kate received three nominations each while John Farnham, Kylie Minogue, Nick Cave, Renee Geyer and The Wiggles, 1200 Techniques, Rogue Traders and The Androids garnered two nominations each. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner