2021 ARIA Awards: Amy Shark and Brooke Boney ooze chic simplicity as they lead in Sydney 

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Amy Shark and Brooke Boney led the celebrity arrivals at the 2021 ARIA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday.

Amy, 35, stepped out in a pair of black high-waisted trousers and a cream-coloured cropped cardigan.

Her long brunette hair was styled in her trademark half-up, half-down beehive, and she opted for natural-looking makeup with a focus on glowing skin.   

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Wearing the pants: Amy Shark and Brooke Boney (pictured) led the celebrity arrivals at this year's ARIA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday

Cream of the crop: Amy Shark (pictured) stepped out in a pair of black high-waisted trousers and a cream-coloured cropped cardigan

Wearing the pants: Amy Shark (right) and Brooke Boney (left) led the celebrity arrivals at the 2021 ARIA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday

The Everybody Rise singer will perform at this year’s awards show, in addition to being nominated for an impressive six ARIAs.

She’s up for Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Artist, Best Pop Release, Best Video and Best Australian Live Act. 

Meanwhile, Brooke, 34, will host a pre-awards event, with the Today entertainment reporter stepping out in cream-coloured trousers.

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Making faces: Her long brunette hair was styled in her trademark half-up, half-down beehive, and she opted for natural-looking makeup with a focus on glowing skin

Making faces: Her long brunette hair was styled in her trademark half-up, half-down beehive, and she opted for natural-looking makeup with a focus on glowing skin

Peace out: The Everybody Rise singer will perform at this year's awards show, in addition to being nominated for an impressive six ARIAs

Peace out: The Everybody Rise singer will perform at this year’s awards show, in addition to being nominated for an impressive six ARIAs

Host with the most: Brooke will host a pre-awards event, with the Today entertainment reporter stepping out in cream-coloured trousers

Host with the most: Brooke will host a pre-awards event, with the Today entertainment reporter stepping out in cream-coloured trousers

She also wore a white button-up shirt, and rounded out her elegant ensemble with a pair of strappy stilettos and silver jewels. 

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Gretta Ray, who is nominated for the Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist award, certainly turned heads in a sultry black ensemble.

The unusual outfit featured a plunging neckline and a  cut-out at the waist, which showed off her svelte frame to perfection. 

Chic: She also wore a white button-up shirt, and rounded out her elegant ensemble with a pair of strappy stilettos and silver jewels

Chic: She also wore a white button-up shirt, and rounded out her elegant ensemble with a pair of strappy stilettos and silver jewels

Slinky number: Gretta Ray, who is nominated for the Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist award, certainly turned heads in a sultry black ensemble

Slinky number: Gretta Ray, who is nominated for the Michael Gudinski Breakthrough Artist award, certainly turned heads in a sultry black ensemble

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Rock 'n' roll: She teamed her floor-length look with a pair of strappy sandals, and wore her hair and makeup in a cool rock-chick style

Rock ‘n’ roll: She teamed her floor-length look with a pair of strappy sandals, and wore her hair and makeup in a cool rock-chick style

She teamed her floor-length look with a pair of strappy sandals, and wore her hair and makeup in a cool rock-chick style. 

Gretta is vying to take home the award after winning the Triple J Unearthed radio competition for bands and songwriters in 2016 – which subsequently shot her into the spotlight. 

Meanwhile, Aussie folk singer Vera Blue put on quite the elegant display as she sauntered up the red carpet on Wednesday evening. 

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She sported an unusual ensemble that consisted of a black bralet, embellished skirt and a vest made of diamante stones which drizzled down her slender frame.   

Interesting look! Aussie folk singer Vera Blue put on quite the elegant display as she sauntered up to the red carpet on Wednesday evening

Interesting look! Aussie folk singer Vera Blue put on quite the elegant display as she sauntered up to the red carpet on Wednesday evening

Quite the look: She sported an unusual ensemble that consisted of a black bralet, embellished skirt and a vest made of diamante stones which drizzled down her slender frame

Quite the look: She sported an unusual ensemble that consisted of a black bralet, embellished skirt and a vest made of diamante stones which drizzled down her slender frame

Blue teamed the look with a pair of matching sparkling gloves and some lilac pearlescent heels.

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She wore her hair in a gentle beach wave, and accentuated her features with a smoky black eye. 

It wouldn’t be a night of celebration for Australian music without The Wiggles, with members old and new posing up a storm on the red carpet. 

Anthony Field, Tsehay Hawkins, and former members Jeff Fatt and Murray Cook all gave a flashing grin to the camera before as they rocked up to the glitzy event. 

The Wiggles have arrived! Anthony Field (left) Tsehay Hawkins (second right) and former members Jeff Fatt (second left) and Murray Cook (right) all gave a flashing grin to the camera before rocking up the glitzy event

The Wiggles have arrived! Anthony Field (left) Tsehay Hawkins (second right) and former members Jeff Fatt (second left) and Murray Cook (right) all gave a flashing grin to the camera before rocking up the glitzy event

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Stunning: Tsehay Hawkins, who was recently announced as Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins' replacement, looked absolutely incredible in a shimmering emerald gown

Stunning: Tsehay Hawkins, who was recently announced as Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins’ replacement, looked absolutely incredible in a shimmering emerald gown

Lovely: Tsehay wore her hair in a gorgeous up-do, and emphasised her features with a flash of dewy makeup

Lovely: Tsehay wore her hair in a gorgeous up-do, and emphasised her features with a flash of dewy makeup

Tsehay, 16 – who was recently announced as Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins’ replacement – looked absolutely incredible in a shimmering emerald gown. 

She accessorised with white heels, and sported silver jewellery around her neck and wrists to ensure the ensemble popped.

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Tsehay wore her hair in a gorgeous up-do, and emphasised her features with a flash of dewy makeup.

Singer and social media personality Peach PRC opted for a much more extravagant look for her red carpet appearance. 

The pink-haired beauty stunned in a statement baby pink skirt with epic ruffle detail, which she teamed with a matching corset and gloves. 

Crikey! Singer and social media personality Peach PRC opted for a much more extravagant look for her red carpet appearance

Crikey! Singer and social media personality Peach PRC opted for a much more extravagant look for her red carpet appearance

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Vibrant: The pink-haired beauty stunned in a statement baby pink skirt with epic ruffle detail, which she teamed with a matching corset and gloves

Vibrant: The pink-haired beauty stunned in a statement baby pink skirt with epic ruffle detail, which she teamed with a matching corset and gloves

She wore sparkly glitter embellishment on her face, and teamed her look with a muted pink lipstick and thick black lashes.

Looking absolutely dapper at the event was popular rockers Lime Cordiale, comprising of brothers Louis and Oli Leimbach.

The duo looked suave and sophisticated in similar suits, with Oli opting for shades of grey and navy while Louis went for a cool stone and white look. 

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Suits you! Looking absolutely dapper at the event was popular rockers Lime Cordiale, comprising of brothers Louis (right) and Oli (left) Leimbach

Suits you! Looking absolutely dapper at the event was popular rockers Lime Cordiale, comprising of brothers Louis (right) and Oli (left) Leimbach

Dapper: The duo looked suave and sophisticated in similar style suits, with Oli opting for shades of grey and navy while Louis went for a cool stone and white look

Dapper: The duo looked suave and sophisticated in similar style suits, with Oli opting for shades of grey and navy while Louis went for a cool stone and white look

Handsome: Hitmaker Vance Joy, who is up for five nominations, also kept his look suave in a navy blue suit, white shirt and long grey tie with black formal shoes

Handsome: Hitmaker Vance Joy, who is up for five nominations, also kept his look suave in a navy blue suit, white shirt and long grey tie with black formal shoes

Missing Piece hitmaker Vance Joy, who is up for five nominations, also kept his look suave in a navy blue suit white shirt and long grey tie with black formal shoes. 

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While Vance kept his look quite safe, Genesis Owusu opted for something much more elaborate. 

The Ghanaian-Australian singer arrived at the ceremony in what appeared to be an oversized plush blazer, which bizarrely was undone entirely down his chest to show off her torso underneath.

Genesis appeared elated with his eye-catching choice of ensemble, beaming widely at the camera as he posed for photos.  

Wow! While Vance kept his look quite safe, Genesis Owusu (pictured) opted for something much more elaborate

Wow! While Vance kept his look quite safe, Genesis Owusu (pictured) opted for something much more elaborate

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Unique: The Ghanaian-Australian singer arrived at the ceremony in what appeared to be an oversized plush blazer, which bizarrely was undone entirely down his chest to show off her torso underneath

Unique: The Ghanaian-Australian singer arrived at the ceremony in what appeared to be an oversized plush blazer, which bizarrely was undone entirely down his chest to show off her torso underneath

Gorgeous: Country music star Amber Lawrence looked stunning in a silver and pink mini-dress, which flashed her muscular arms and toned pins to perfection

Gorgeous: Country music star Amber Lawrence looked stunning in a silver and pink mini-dress, which flashed her muscular arms and toned pins to perfection

Country music star Amber Lawrence looked pretty in a silver and pink mini-dress, which flashed her muscular arms and toned pins to perfection. 

In true country style, Amber slipped on a pair of pointed ankle boots instead of stilettos for the outing, while wearing just a touch of makeup on her naturally beautiful visage. 

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Meanwhile, comedian Matt Okine and producer KLP put on a fun display as they posed up a storm on the red carpet.

Beauty: Amber wore just a touch of makeup on her naturally beautiful visage to complete the look

Beauty: Amber wore just a touch of makeup on her naturally beautiful visage to complete the look

Funny: Meanwhile, comedian Matt Okine and producer KLP put on a fun display as they posed up a storm on the red carpet

Funny: Meanwhile, comedian Matt Okine and producer KLP put on a fun display as they posed up a storm on the red carpet

Unusual: While he was suited and booted, KLP opted for an incredibly unusual striped blazer and trouser combo which almost resembled a pair of pyjamas

Unusual: While he was suited and booted, KLP opted for an incredibly unusual striped blazer and trouser combo which almost resembled a pair of pyjamas

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While Matt was suited and booted, KLP opted for an incredibly unusual striped blazer and trouser combo which almost resembled a pair of pyjamas.

She teamed her look with a pair of heels, and wore her hair in a short choppy bob.

Former Triple J radio host Linda Marigliano looked absolutely gorgeous in a figure-hugging blue ensemble, which cinched in at her waist to perfection. 

She styled her hair in an unusual half-up, half-down ‘do, while flaunting her never-ending pins in a pair of block pink stilettos.  

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Elegant: Former Triple J radio host Linda Marigliano looked absolutely gorgeous in a figure-hugging blue ensemble

Elegant: Former Triple J radio host Linda Marigliano looked absolutely gorgeous in a figure-hugging blue ensemble

Elegant: Former Triple J radio host Linda Marigliano looked absolutely gorgeous in a figure-hugging blue ensemble

Cosmo Midnight members Cosmo and Patrick Liney showcased their finest mullets as they posed for pictures in quirky suits at the glitzy event.

Meanwhile, Ruel – who is perhaps one of Australia’s most fashionable singers –  couldn’t have looked more suave in a check patterned suit teamed with a crisp, white shirt. 

The singer left his long locks in a gentle wave, and appeared happy and comfortable as he posed for photos before the star-studded affair.

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This year’s ARIA Awards – which honour homegrown musical talent – are being held at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

They’ll feature The Kid LAROI’s final performance before he takes a hiatus, after announcing he’s focusing on completing his debut album.

Suave: Cosmo Midnight members Cosmo and Patrick Liney, meanwhile, showcased their finest mullets as they posed for pictures in quirky suits

Suave: Cosmo Midnight members Cosmo and Patrick Liney, meanwhile, showcased their finest mullets as they posed for pictures in quirky suits

Looking fantastic! Ruel, who is perhaps one of Australia's most fashionable singers, couldn't have looked more suave in a check patterned suit which he teamed with a crisp, white shirt

Looking fantastic! Ruel, who is perhaps one of Australia’s most fashionable singers, couldn’t have looked more suave in a check patterned suit which he teamed with a crisp, white shirt

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‘Last week I went on a small vacation for the first time in a while,’ the 18-year-old wrote on Instagram on November 16. 

‘During that time I started thinking, and I made the decision that I need to take some time away from everything and focus on the next project; my debut album.

‘I’m going to miss you all beyond words can describe, but I do believe that this is what I need to do to give you all the best music possible.’ 

Also making an appearance at this year’s awards show are Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX and Troye Sivan.

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Speaking ahead of the awards show on Tuesday, ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd said she was thrilled the ceremony was going ahead after a difficult couple of years amid the pandemic. 

‘We’re all very excited to see the industry come together and celebrate again – it has been such a long time since we have been able to have this much talent in one room,’ she said as reported by Mediaweek. 

‘We have prepared an absolutely world-class show in partnership with YouTube and we can’t wait to show the rest of Australia and the world exactly how exciting and brilliant our music industry is right now.’

This year’s ARIA Awards will be broadcast globally via YouTube Music and will air on 9Now on Wednesday from 7.30pm.   

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Smouldering: The singer left his long locks in a gentle wave, and appeared happy and comfortable as he posed for photos before the glitzy affair

Smouldering: The singer left his long locks in a gentle wave, and appeared happy and comfortable as he posed for photos before the glitzy affair

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