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Taylor Swift and Harry Styles' ARIA Awards competition

Sia looks set to be successful at next month's ARIA Awards, after receiving six nominations in categories including Album of the Year and Best Female Artist.

Taylor Swift will battle ex-boyfriend Harry Styles when she goes up against One Direction for the Best International Artist gong at the ARIA Awards next month (Nov16).

Shake It Off star Taylor and Story of My Life rockers One Direction are two of the names competing in the prestigious category at the Australian Recording Industry Association awards, which take place on 23 November (16) at The Star in Sydney, Australia.

Justin Bieber, Adele, Beyonce, Drake, Meghan Trainor, Coldplay, The Weeknd and twenty one pilots will also battle it out for the gong, which is voted for by the Australian public.

The nominations, released on Tuesday (04Oct16), were led by music producer Flume, real name Harley Streten. The Sydney-raised musician featured in 11 categories, including Best Male Artist - which he won in 2013 - and Album of the Year.

Singer-songwriter Troye Sivan received seven nominations, while Sia is up for six awards at the ceremony.

Among those Sia will be competing for are Best Female Artist, Album of the Year and Best Pop Release for her record This Is Acting.

Speaking previously about the record, Sia told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres that it's made up of all the songs she wrote for other artists but that were rejected.

“This is just a bit of fun, you know?,” she smiled during an interview earlier this year (16). "It’s just a bit of fun, all the things we had lying around. It’s like... You know when you have a lot of stuff in the fridge and its about to go off and then you’re such a good chef that you can whip up something totally delicious out of it.”

Other notable names nominated at this year's ARIA Awards include Delta Goodrem, up for Best Video for her track Dear Life, and Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, who will be competing for Apple Music Song of the Year for their song The Fighter.

The ceremony will also see Crowded House inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame, on the 30th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album.

Crowded House join previous Hall of Fame inductees INXS, AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, the Bee Gees, and Men At Work.

Founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour will accept the induction on behalf of Paul Hester, who committed suicide in 2005, and his replacement Peter Jones, who lost his battle with brain cancer in 2012.

The full list of nominations for the 2016 ARIA Awards is as follows:

Telstra Album Of The Year

Flume - Skin

RUFUS - Bloom

Sia - This Is Acting

The Avalanches - Wildflower

Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood

Best Male Artist

Bernard Fanning - Civil Dusk

Flume - Skin

Guy Sebastian - Black & Blue

Illy - Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue)

Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood

Best Female Artist

Delta Goodrem - Wings of the Wild

Jessica Mauboy - This Ain't Love

Montaigne - Glorious Heights

Sarah Blasko - Eternal Return

Sia - This Is Acting

Best Dance Release

Flume - Skin

Hayden James - Just A Lover

L D R U - Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV)

RUFUS - Bloom

The Avalanches - Wildflower

Best Group

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

RUFUS - Bloom

The Avalanches - Wildflower

The Veronicas - In My Blood

Violent Soho - WACO

Breakthrough Artist

DMA'S - Hills End

L D R U - Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV)

Montaigne - Glorious Heights

Olympia - Self Talk

Safia - Make Them Wheels Roll

Best Pop Release

Flume - Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)

Illy - Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue)

Sia - This Is Acting

The Veronicas - In My Blood

Troye Sivan - Blue Neighbourhood

Best Urban Album

Citizen Kay - With The People

Drapht - Seven Mirrors

Koi Child - Koi Child

L-FRESH The LION - Become

Urthboy - The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat

Best Independent Release

Flume - Skin

Jarryd James - Thirty One

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

Sia - This Is Acting

Violent Soho - WACO

Best Rock Album

Ball Park Music - Every Night The Same Dream

Boy & Bear - Limit Of Love

Gang Of Youths - Let Me Be Clear

The Living End - Shift

Violent Soho - WACO

Best Adult Contemporary Album

Bernard Fanning - Civil Dusk

Bob Evans - Car Boot Sale

Paul Kelly - Seven Sonnets & A Song

Robert Forster - Songs To Play

Tina Arena - Eleven

Best Adult Alternative Album

Jarryd James - Thirty One

Matt Corby - Telluric

Peter Garrett - A Version of Now

Sarah Blasko - Eternal Return

The Temper Trap - Thick As Thieves

Best Country Album

Adam Brand and the Outlaws - Adam Brand and the Outlaws

Bill Chambers - Cold Trail

Fanny Lumsden - Small Town Big Shot

Sara Storer - Silos

The Wolfe Brothers - This Crazy Life

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album

Hellions - Opera Oblivia

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

Parkway Drive - Ire

The Amity Affliction - This Could Be Heartbreak

Twelve Foot Ninja - Outlier

Best Blues & Roots Album

Jimmy Barnes - Soul Searchin'

Kev Carmody - Recollections... Reflections... (A Journey)

Russell Morris - Red Dirt Red Heart

The Cat Empire - Rising With The Sun

The Wilson Pickers - You Can't Catch Fish From A Train

Best Children's Album

Justine Clarke - Pyjama Jam!

Pat Davern - Alexander The Elephant In Zanzibar

Play School - Famous Friends: Celebrating 50 Years of Play School

Sam Moran - Play Along With Sam: BEST. DAY. EVER!

The Wiggles - Wiggle Town!

Awards voted for by the public:

Best International Artist

Adele - 25

Beyonce - Lemonade

Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams

Drake - Views & If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Meghan Trainor - Title & Thank You

Justin Bieber - Purpose

One Direction - Made in the A.M & Four

Taylor Swift - 1989

twenty one pilots - Blurryface

The Weeknd - Beauty Behind The Madness

Best Video

Courtney Barnett - Elevator Operator

Delta Goodrem - Dear Life

Flume - Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)

Guy Sebastian - Black & Blue

Hilltop Hoods - 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum)

Illy - Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue)

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - People-Vultures

Sia - Cheap Thrills

Troye Sivan - YOUTH Acoustic

Violent Soho - Like Soda

Best Australian Live Act

Courtney Barnett - National Theatre Tour

Flume - St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2016

Gang Of Youths - Gang Of Youths National Tour

Hilltop Hoods - The Restrung Tour

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity Tour

RUFUS - Bloom Tour

Tame Impala - Australian Tour

The Living End - Shift Tour

Violent Soho - The WACO Tour

You Am I - Bargain Bin Bon Vivants Tour

Apple Music Song of the Year

Flume - Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)

Hilltop Hoods - 1955 (feat. Montaigne & Thom Thum)

Illy - Papercuts (feat. Vera Blue)

Kungs vs. Cookin' On 3 Burners - This Girl

Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood - The Fighter

L D R U - Keeping Score (feat. Paige IV)

Marcus Marr & Chet Faker The Trouble With Us

Sia - Cheap Thrills

The Veronicas - In My Blood

Troye Sivan - Youth

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