Creator / Triple J
) is a youth radio station in Australia. Due to its spread through the Internet, It has become the most famous radio station in Australia. It is well-known for its large Periphery Demographic
past the 18-30 range of listeners and for being the only radio station in the country allowed to drop the f-bomb during the day
Though it has no format per se, Triple J leans more alternative rock with some rap. They host a music festival called the Big Day Out yearly, which has attracted big names such as Kanye West
and Frank Ocean.
Since 1993, it has hosted the annual Hottest 100
poll for the most popular songs of that year. With approximately a million
votes cast from all seven continents each year (with 2015's vote count exceeding 2.1 million), it is the largest radio poll in the world. Such popular artists as Kings of Leon
, and even Macklemore
have won in the past.
Since The New '10s
began, Triple J has become somewhat of a Colbert Bump
for indie artists. Mumford and Sons got an alt-rock hit after their victory. Gotye and Macklemore both had #1 hits globally shortly after they won. Vance Joy even got a record deal out of it. Unfortunately, after that, it (usually) does them no good
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Winners of the Hottest 100: