|1999 ARIA Music Awards|
|Date||12 October 1999|
|Venue||Sydney Entertainment Centre,|
Sydney, New South Wales
The 13th Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 12 October 1999 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Hosted by Paul McDermott and Bob Downe, and presenters, including Mel C of the Spice Girls, Tina Cousins, Fiona Horne and former Countdown host Ian "Molly" Meldrum, distributed 28 awards with the big winner for the year being Powderfinger with four awards.
Three new categories, "Best Rock Album", "Best Original Cast / Show Recording" and "Best Blues & Roots Album" were created; while "Song of the Year", "Best Indigenous Release" and "Best New Talent" categories were retired. In addition to the annually presented awards, a "Special Achievement Award" was received by recording studio owner Bill Armstrong and Fable Record's creator Ron Tudor; and an "Outstanding Achievement Award" was received by Natalie Imbruglia. The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted: Jimmy Little and Richard Clapton.
The ceremony was hosted by TV comedians, Paul McDermott and Bob Downe, and awards were presented by Mel C of the Spice Girls, Tina Cousins, Fiona Horne and former Countdown host Ian "Molly" Meldrum.
Final nominees for awards are shown in plain, with winners in bold.
The Hall Of Fame inductees were: