The Wiggles receive the Ted Albert Award at the APRA Awards 

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The Wiggles receive the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music at the APRA Awards – after scoring their first ever number one album

The Wiggles received a career-defining honour in Melbourne on Tuesday. 

The beloved children’s group were presented with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music at the 2022 APRA Awards.

Original members Murray Cook, Greg Page, Jeff Fat and Anthony Field beamed as they posed with their statuettes shortly after the momentous occasion. 

Winners: The Wiggles were given the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music at the 2022 APRA Awards in Melbourne on Tuesday

Winners: The Wiggles were given the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music at the 2022 APRA Awards in Melbourne on Tuesday

They were also joined by further members Simon Pryce, Tsehay Hawkins, Lachlan Gillespie and Phillip Willcher. 

Anthony Field had said of the award: ‘On behalf of everyone who’s worked with The Wiggles over the past 31 years, I want to thank APRA for honouring us with the Ted Albert Award. 

‘We have always been driven by genuine love and passion for music, and this recognition means so much to us.’ 

Good work: At the ceremony were Murray Cook, Greg Page, Jeff Fat and Anthony Field. They were also joined by further members Simon Pryce, Tsehay Hawkins, Lachlan Gillespie and Phillip Willcher. All pictured

Good work: At the ceremony were Murray Cook, Greg Page, Jeff Fat and Anthony Field. They were also joined by further members Simon Pryce, Tsehay Hawkins, Lachlan Gillespie and Phillip Willcher. All pictured 

Anthony Field said of the award:'On behalf of everyone who's worked with The Wiggles over the past 31 years, I want to thank APRA for honouring us with the Ted Albert Award'

Anthony Field said of the award: ‘On behalf of everyone who’s worked with The Wiggles over the past 31 years, I want to thank APRA for honouring us with the Ted Albert Award’  

'We have always been driven by genuine love and passion for music, and this recognition means so much to us,' he added

‘We have always been driven by genuine love and passion for music, and this recognition means so much to us,’ he added

Earlier winners include Molly Meldrum, Paul Kelly, Midnight Oil, Michael Gudinski and Slim Dusty. 

The win comes after a huge year for the group, who finally scored a number one album.

The children’s group reached the top spot on the ARIA charts with their Rewiggled double album.

Good company: Earlier winners include Molly Meldrum, Paul Kelly, Midnight Oil, Michael Gudinski and Slim Dusty

Good company: Earlier winners include Molly Meldrum, Paul Kelly, Midnight Oil, Michael Gudinski and Slim Dusty

Good work: The win comes after a huge year for the group, who finally scored a number one album

Good work: The win comes after a huge year for the group, who finally scored a number one album

Score: The children's group reached the top spot on the ARIA charts with their Rewiggled double album

Score: The children’s group reached the top spot on the ARIA charts with their Rewiggled double album

It features covers of hits like Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Praise You by Fatboy Slim and the AC/DC rock anthem Thunderstruck.

It was the band’s first number one album in their thirty year history of entertaining children.  

The Wiggles also took out a surprise win in Triple J’s annual Hottest 100 list for 2021.

The children’s entertainers topped the list with their cover of Tama Impala’s psychedelic 2012 hit, Elephant. 

Accolades: The Wiggles also took out a surprise win in Triple J's annual Hottest 100 list for 2021

Accolades: The Wiggles also took out a surprise win in Triple J’s annual Hottest 100 list for 2021

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