Jeremy Neale wins Song of the Year at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards

It was Queensland music’s night of nights overnight, with the 2018 Queensland Music Awards taking place at the Royal International Convention Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds. A sold out event this year, the QMA’s saw Jeremy Neale take Song of the Year for “Dancin’ & Romancin'”, while The Jungle Giants‘ Quiet Ferocity was named Album of the Year.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Amy Shark continued her winning streak, taking home awards in the Pop, Regional and Singer Songwriter categories, as well as being celebrated for having the Highest Selling Single by a Queenslander for 2017’s “Adore”, a single which also saw Shark be given the Export Achievement Award.

WAAX took home Video of the Year for “Same Same”, while Greta Stanley was named recipient of the 2018 Billy Thorpe Scholarship. The $10,000 prize has been provided by Arts Queensland and will go towards Greta’s next record. Chad Morgan was awarded the Grant McLennan Lifetime Achievement award, acknowledging what has been a stellar career spanning six decades.

 

 

Check out the full list of winners below!

 

 

2018 QUEENSLAND MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

SONG OF THE YEAR 
Jeremy Neale – “Dancin’ & Romancin'”

ALBUM OF THE YEAR 
The Jungle Giants – Quiet Ferocity

POP 
Amy Shark – “Weekends”

ROCK 
Jeremy Neale – “Dancin’ & Romancin'”

ELECTRONIC/DANCE 
The Kite String Tangle ft. Bridgette Amofah – “The Prize”

BLUES/ROOTS 
Karl S. Williams – “Blood to Give”

HEAVY 
The Brave – “Ethereal”

JAZZ 
Trichotomy – “Asset or Liability”

SCHOOLS 
Xander Holmes – “Something Real”

INDIGENOUS 
Emily Wurramara – “Ngarrukwujenama”

HIP HOP/RAP 
Crooked White – “Put Me On”

COUNTRY 
Brad Butcher – “Well Dressed Man”

WORLD/FOLK 
Sue Ray – “Junior Was His Name”

SINGER SONGWRITER 
Amy Shark – “Weekends”

SOUL/FUNK/R&B 
Eleea – “Without You”

REGIONAL 
Amy Shark – “Weekends”

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
WAAX – “Same Same”

2018 BILLY THORPE SCHOLARSHIP
Greta Stanley

2018 GRANT McLENNAN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Chad Morgan

2018 EXPORT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Amy Shark

HIGHEST SELLING SINGLE
Amy Shark – “Adore”

HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM
Keith Urban – Ripcord

2018 PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

METRO VENUE OF THE YEAR
The Tivoli (Brisbane)

REGIONAL VENUE OF THE YEAR
Solbar (Sunshine Coast)

FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR
The Big Pineapple Music Festival