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Friday, November 02, 2012

Vodaphone New Zealand Music Awards - Congratulations to all the Winners

Especially Kimbra (who we've supported from the start here at Groove). Her Song "Good Intent", from the album, Vows, is one hot little swing number and worth many more listens.  Also congrats to Ria Hall (Best Maori Album) and our friends The Black Seeds for best Roots Album. 

The award for best Jazz album has already been given out to Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra for the album 'Journey Home' at the National jazz festival in Tauranga at Easter.

"International star Kimbra took out five Tuis, including the coveted album of the year prize, at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards in Auckland last night.

The Hamilton-born 22-year-old was presented with the Tui for her debut album Vows by British folk band Mumford and Sons at the Vector Arena.

Kimbra also won an international achievement award – along with last year's big winners The Naked and Famous – and claimed best female solo artist, breakthrough artist of the year and best pop album.

Legendary Kiwi band Toy Love were inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame with the presentation of the Legacy Award.

Band Six60 won six Tuis – best single, people's choice, best group, highest selling New Zealand album, and single, and the New Zealand radio airplay record of the year. Their self-titled album debuted at No 1 in the New Zealand charts and was certified gold in its first week.

There was glamour on the red carpet, but not from controversial group Home Brew, which arrived with a goat, which left an unfortunate brown stain on the red carpet. They picked up best urban/hip hop album for their No 1 self-titled release.

Local-actor-done-good Karl Urban took time out of his promotional schedule for the Hollywood hit Dredd 3D to present Auckland company Special Problems the best music video award for The Naked and Famous' The Sun. The production team was nominated for all three video finalists.

American singer Ben Harper presented the best roots award to The Black Seeds.

In a double win for the Nielson family, Ruban's Unknown Mortal Orchestra were best male solo artists, while Kody's Opossom group won the alternative album gong.

The Checks took out the male-dominated rock album award.

- © Fairfax NZ News
Click below for FULL LIST OF WINNERS and Video clips of the winners!

Album of The Year - Kimbra – Vows
Single of The Year - Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots
Best Group - Six60 – Six60
Best Male Solo Artist - Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Best Female Solo Artist - Kimbra – Vows
Breakthrough Artist of The Year - Kimbra – Vows
Best Rock Album - The Checks – Deadly Summer Sway
Best Pop Album - Kimbra - Vows
Best Alternative Album - Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Best Urban / Hip Hop Album - Home Brew – Home Brew
Best Roots Album - The Black Seeds – Dust And Dirt
Best Electronica Album  - Concord Dawn – Air Chrysalis
Best Music Video - Special Problems for the video – The Sun (by The Naked and Famous)
Best Maori Album - Ria Hall – Ria Hall
Best Gospel / Christian Album - Parachute Band – Matins:Vespers
Best Classical Album - Christopher Blake – Angel at Ahipara
People’s Choice Award - Six60
Best Album Cover to Angela Keoghan for Dearly Departed (Bannerman)

MAINZ Best Engineer to Kody Nielson for Belle (Bic Runga)
MAINZ Best Producer to Neil Baldock for Me & Moon (Lydia Cole)

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