Gotye steals the show at the 2012 ARIA Awards
Gotye has cemented his place as the undisputed king of Australian pop, winning four ARIA Awards including Best Male Artist and Best Album for Making Mirrors.
The Melbourne singer-songwiter capped an incredible year at the Sydney Entertainment Centre ceremony last night, also wining the awards for Best Pop Release and Australian Live Act.
It was a second year in a row that Gotye - aka Wally de Backer - has won the Best Male Artist award.
He shared the spotlight with Kimbra, his collaborator on the international smash Somebody That I Used To Know, who reclaimed her title as best Female Artist for a second year.
Taking his total ARIA haul to 10, Gotye now sits alongside John Farnham, Diesel and Alex Lloyd as the most decorated winners of the Best Male title with three apiece.
Melbourne band The Temper Trap also continued where they left off by taking home the ARIA for Best Group - an award they also won in 2010.
Their self titled No.1 album also picked up the award for Best Rock Album.
Rapper 360 won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award while his idols Hilltop Hoods claimed Urban Album of the Year for Drinking From The Sun.
Best Independent Release went to indie favourites The Jezabels for their debut album Prisoner.
Indigenous band Yothu Yindi were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame.
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Top of the pops: Wally de Backer, aka Gotye, at the 2012 ARIA Awards. Photo: Brad Hunter