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Aussies in hunt for Grammy wins

Melbourne indie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett is on the hunt for a Grammy award. Photo contributed

Melbourne indie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett is on the hunt for a Grammy award. Photo contributed

LOS ANGELES – [AAP] Melbourne indie singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett will join an esteemed list including The Beatles, Adele and Carly Simon if she wins the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

The Grammys, divided into two ceremonies in Los Angeles with the first beginning from 7am on Tuesday (AEDT) and the main broadcast event from midday (AEDT), has three other Australian nominees: Keith Urban; West Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala; and Melbourne future-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote.

Taylor Swift, Bluesfest headliner Kendrick Lamar and The Weeknd are expected to compete for the most wins, while highlights at the main ceremony are expected to be Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie and Eagles band members and Jackson Browne honouring the late Glenn Frey.


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