DELTA NOT SO BLUE!

The teenage 'Neighbours' star certainly does better than The Sleepy Jackson...

‘NEIGHBOURS’ star DELTA GOODREM has scooped the pool at this year’s AUSTRALIAN RECORD INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION AWARDS (ARIA’s), taking seven awards at the SYDNEY SUPERDOME last night (October 21).

The 18 year-old singer/songwriter, whose album ’Innocent Eyes’, went platinum in the UK and who is currently battling Hodgkin’s Disease, beat out artists including Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue and Silverchair to win the accolades which included Single Of The Year and Best Female Artist.

However Perth pop-experimentalists The Sleepy Jackson failed to receive a gong, despite having been nominated in four categories, including Best New Artist Single and Best New Artist Album. The Casanovas were also snubbed after being nominated in the Best New Artist Single category.

The 17th annual ARIAs included performances from John Farnham – who was inducted in to the ARIA Hall Of Fame, The Sleepy Jackson and Album Of The Year recipients, Aussie rockers Powderfinger. LeAnn Rimes, US popstrel Hilary Duff and ‘Moulin Rouge’ director Baz Lurhmann were also on hand to present awards.

The list of winners included:

Album Of The Year – Powderfinger ‘Vulture Street’

Single Of The Year – Delta Goodrem ‘Born To Try’

Best Group – Powderfinger

Best New Artist Single – Delta Goodrem ‘Born To Try’

Best New Artist Album – Delta Goodrem ‘Innocent Eyes’

Best Female Artist – Delta Goodrem

Best Male Artist – Alex Lloyd

Best Pop Release – Delta Goodrem ‘Innocent Eyes’

Best Rock Album – Powderfinger ‘Vulture Street’