MZAZA performing at the 2021 QMAs, Photo by Lachlan Douglas.
With 30 awards presented, amongst the night’s big winners were Miiesha, taking home the most wins for ‘Twisting Words’ with the Indigenous, Soul / Funk / RnB and Remote awards; Jesswar, whose explosive war-cry ‘Venom’ earned her the Hip Hop / Rap crown, the first female artist to do so in this category; and newcomer, Beckah Amani, awarded the coveted Billy Thorpe Scholarship and handpicked by triple j unearthed as Queensland’s Emerging Artist of the Year. Taking out the top honours were Ball Park Music who won Album Of The Year with their critically-acclaimed self-titled album and Sycco who won both Song Of The Year and the Pop category award for her release ‘Dribble’.
Meet the rest of this year's incredible Queensland Music Awards winners!
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The multi-awarding winning artist has taken home 13 QMAs since 2016, including Highest Selling Single three years in a row, and 2019 Highest Selling Album. Amy Shark's first QMA went to 'Golden Fleece' for the Pop Award.
Jazz master Sean Foran holds seven QMAs, including the Jazz Award from the inaugural year of Q Song (now known as QMAs) in 2006 for his song 'Mesmerisation'.
Two-time award-winning artist Jaguar Jonze took home her first QMA in 2016 for Most Promising Female Songwriter as determined by People's Choice voting.
The Jungle Giants
Five-time award-winning supergroup The Jungle Giants impressed People's Choice Award voters in 2014 with their hit song 'I Am What You Want Me To Be', taking out the Most Popular Group Award for their first QMA.
The Amity Affliction
Multi-award winning heavy band The Amity Affliction were awarded the first of their five QMAs in 2011 when the public voted them Most Popular Group.
Photos by Lachlan Douglas, Bianca Holderness Photography.