Sam Smith and Billie Eilish have joined the lineup of performers for next week’s 2020 ARIA Awards.
Smith and Eilish bring some international star power to a ceremony that will also feature performances from homegrown stars Sia, Tame Impala, Lime Cordiale, Sampa The Great, Amy Shark and Archie Roach, who will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame on the night.
Sam Smith can boast of superstar status in Australia, with their three full-length allbum releases having peaked in the ARIA Charts Top 3, with 2015’s In The Lonely Hour hitting No. 1. Their loaded trophy cabinet includes four Grammys, three BRITs, an Oscar, and a Golden Globe Award.
At the annual ARIAs, the British singer will cross live from Abbey Road Studios in London for a special performance.
“Australia has always held such a special place in my heart, and I am so honored to be a part of this year’s ARIA Awards,” Smith says in a statement.
Australian audiences can’t get enough of Eilish. Her debut When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? opened at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart and finished 2019 as the highest-selling album in Australia, earning double-platinum status and landing seven singles in the Top 5 of the ARIA chart.
One of those hits, “Bad Guy,” blasted to No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart and topped triple j’s 2019 Hottest 100 poll, making the Californian teen the youngest person and first female solo artist ever to achieve the feat. Eilish’s career streams top 1.27 billion in Australia, according to ARIA.
At the ARIAs, Eilish will deliver an exclusive performance of her new single “Therefore I Am” from her hometown, Los Angeles.
Heading into its 34th edition, the ARIA Awards will take place November 25 at The Star Event Centre in Sydney, with Lime Cordiale (eight nominations), Tame Impala (seven) and Sampa (six) in the lead pack for silverware.
YouTube will stream performances online through an ongoing partnership, and free-to-air broadcaster Nine Network will beam the show across Australia.
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