The show, which celebrates songwriting excellence, saw the artist pick up ‘Song of the Year’ for his catchy smash hit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ with Kimbra, as well as bagging gongs for ‘Songwriter of the Year’ and ‘Most Played Australian Work.’
"It's very flattering when your peers recognise you for putting forward quality work," the musician told AAP.
"The more commercial success I have, the more it reminds me that it's completely separate from the creative act in terms of success or failure and also how you believe in it yourself," he added.
The event, held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, was hosted by playwright David Biggins and singer Missy Higgins and also saw folk five-piece Boy & Bear scoop the ‘Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year’ award.
Other winners were Marvin Priest, son of reggae royalty Maxi Priest, who took home the ‘Urban Work of the Year’ gong and Busby Marou, who triumphed in the 'Blues and Roots Work of the Year’ category for the song ‘Biding My Time.’
The event also saw superstar Tina Arena take to the stage to perform a cover of Gotye’s ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ with singer Tex Perkins.
Brian McFadden hit the red carpet with his fiancee Vogue Williams, as did singer Sarah McLeod and country music stars Jasmine Rae and Kasey Chambers.
Check out the full list of ‘2012 APRA Award’ winners below…
Song of the Year Gotye 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year Boy & Bear 'Moonfire'
Country Work of the Year Shane Nicholson 'Famous Last Words'
Songwriter of the Year Gotye
Blues & Roots Work of the Year Busby Marou 'Biding My Time'
Dance Work of the Year The Potbelleez 'The Music'
Urban Work of the Year Marvin Priest and DNA Songs 'Own This Club'
Rock Work of the Year Birds of Tokyo 'Wild At Heart'
Most Played Australian Work Gotye 'Somebody That I Used To Know'
International Work of the Year LMFAO 'Party Rock Anthem'
Most Played Australian Work Overseas AC/DC 'Highway To Hell'
Written by Jennifer Fletcher
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