The Kid LAROI scoops the APRA Awards 2022

The 18-year-old rapper was honoured alongside Tones and I and AC/DC at the 40th awards ceremony.
A young man (the Kid Laroi) looks towards the camera

The Kid LAROI has taken home three awards at the APRA Awards in Melbourne including the Peer-voted Song of the Year for his global hit ‘STAY’, co-written with Justin Bieber.

He also won Most Performed Hip Hop/Rap Work for ‘Without You’ and the highest honour of Songwriter of the Year.

The proud Kamilaroi man is no stranger to the APRAs having been named the named 2021’s Breakthrough Songwriter, along with two ARIA Awards and a National Indigenous Music Award.

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George Dunford is Director of Content at ArtsHub and Screenhub. He has written for Meanjin, The Big Issue, Lonely Planet, The Good Food Guide and others. He has worked in digital leadership roles in the cultural sector for more than 10 years including at the National Library of Australia, National Museum of Australia and the Wheeler Centre. You can follow him on Twitter: @Hack_packer