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Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Last night’s Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards hosted by Stan Walker and Kanoa Lloyd was jampacked with New Zealand’s finest artists. Alien Weaponry opened the awards with a performance of Kai Tangata and went on to win the Tui for Best Rock Artist. Other performances included Six60 who walked away with five Tui’s including the Vodafone People’s Choice Award. Drax Project, Robinson, Jess B, Sons of Zion and Che Fu closed the evening with a powerful performance of Et Tu.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the talented artists nominated and winners last night.

FULL LIST OF NOMINEES/WINNERS

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love
Alien Weaponry – Tu
Julia Deans – We Light Fire
Six60 – Six60
Tami Neilson – Sassafrass!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Drax Project – Woke Up Late
Mitch James – 21
Robinson – Nothing To Regret
Six60 – Don’t Give It Up
Sons Of Zion – Drift Away
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Hunnybee

SOLO ARTIST
Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love
Julia Deans – We Light Fire
Kimbra – Primal Heart
Tami Neilson – Sassafrass!

GROUP
Six60 – Six60
Alien Weaponry – Tu
Drax Project – Noon
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Drax Project
JessB
L.A.B.
Robinson

POP
Kimbra
Drax Project
Six60

ALTERNATIVE
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Marlon Williams
Wax Chattels

ROCK
Alien Weaponry
Cairo Knife Fight
Skinny Hobos

HIP HOP
SWIDT
JessB
Kings

SOUL / R&B
Troy Kingi
Israel Starr
Vince Harder

ROOTS
Sons of Zion
Katchafire
Tomorrow People

MAORI
Troy Kingi
Alien Weaponry
Katchafire

ELECTRONIC
Chores
Arma Del Amor
Boycrush

CLASSICAL
Eve de Castro Robinson
Henry Wong Doe
Michael Houstoun

WORSHIP
Equippers Revolution
EFKS Te Atatu Junior Youth
Kane Adams

CHILDREN’S
Levity Beet – My Best Friend Jake Is A Cyborg

FOLK
Albi & The Wolves – One Eye Open

PACIFIC
Ladi6 – Royal Blue 3000

COUNTRY
Reb Fountain – Hopeful and Hopeless

JAZZ
Umar Zakaria – Fearless Music

HIGHEST SELLING NZ ALBUM
Six60

HIGHEST SELLING NZ SINGLE
Six60 – ‘Don’t Give It Up’

RADIO AIRPLAY
Six60

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
Brooke Ligertwood, née Fraser

LEGACY AWARD
Upper Hutt Posse