28 Nov 2011

NZ singer wins top Australian award

5:44 pm on 28 November 2011

New Zealand singer Kimbra was named best female artist at the Australian Recording Industry Association Awards in Sydney on Sunday for her debut album Cameo Lover.

The former Hamilton resident also popped up in the single of the year Somebody That I Used To Know. She co-sings on the song by Belgian-Australian singer-songwriter Gotye.

The ABC reports Sydney band Boy and Bear received five awards, including the best group and best album prizes for their debut Moonfire.

Kylie Minogue and The Wiggles were inducted into the ARIA hall of fame.

Minogue, 43, has released 11 albums and sold more than 68 million records. She has 16 ARIA awards.