Minogue ARIA darling

Singer crowned with four nods in Oz

SYDNEY — Aussie pop diva Kylie Minogue swept the music industry ARIA Awards Down Under, collecting four trophies and a special achievement nod in recognition of her worldwide success this year.

Country singer Kasey Chambers also nabbed accolades at Tuesday’s event, organized by the Australian Record Industry Assn. Olivia Newton John was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Minogue, took best single for “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” and pop album, “Fever.” Other two gongs recognized her cash register might — highest selling single and album.

Twentysomething singer/songwriter Chambers, who continues to impress the pundits with her broad appeal, took album and country album for “Barricades and Brickwalls,” as well as top female artist.

Silverchair, who collected group and best rock album honors for “Diorama”, performed at the ceremony — the first outing since frontman Daniel Johns’ crippling arthritis forced the band to cancel its world tour.

Balladeer Alex Lloyd was dubbed male artist.

Australia’s latest international rock sensation, The Vines took new single. Group George took album honors. ARIA vet Paul Kelly collected top adult album and original soundtrack for “Lantana.”

Song and dance sensation HI-5 claimed their third consecutive prize in the kiddie section. Best cast/show album went to Jacobsen Productions and David Atkins’ arena spectacular “The Man From Snowy River.”

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