nz music awards

Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2012 Nominees + Technical Winners Announced

Technical award winners:

Best Album Cover: Angela Keoghan for Dearly Departed (Bannerman)
MAINZ Best Engineer: Kody Nielson for Belle (Bic Runga)
MAINZ Best Producer: Neil Baldock for Me & Moon (Lydia Cole)

Vodafone New Zealand Music Award nominees:

Album of The Year:
Home Brew – Home Brew
Kimbra – Vows
Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Six60 – Six60
The Adults – The Adults

Vodafone Single of The Year:
Annah Mac – Girl in Stilettos
Gin Wigmore – Black Sheep
Kimbra – Warrior
Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots
The Adults – Nothing To Lose

FOUR Best Group:
Home Brew – Home Brew
Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Six60 – Six60

Best Male Solo Artist:
Bulletproof – Dub Me Crazy
Seth Haapu – Seth Haapu
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Best Female Solo Artist:
Gin Wigmore – Gravel & Wine
Kimbra – Vows
Ladyhawke – Anxiety

Westpac Hotpoints Breakthrough Artist of The Year:
Annah Mac – Little Stranger
Home Brew – Home Brew
Kimbra – Vows

Rockshop Best Rock Album:
The Checks – Deadly Summer Sway
Clap Clap Riot – Counting Spins
Head Like a Hole – Blood Will Out

The Edge Best Pop Album:
Bic Runga – Belle
Gin Wigmore – Gravel & Wine
Kimbra - Vows

Best Alternative Album:
Ladyhawke – Anxiety
Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unkown Mortal Orchestra

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album:
Adeaze – Rise & Shine
Home Brew – Home Brew
Savage – Mayhem & Miracles

Best Roots Album:
Hollie Smith – Hollie Smith & Mara TK Band of Brothers Vol.1
The Black Seeds – Dust And Dirt
Tomorrow People – ONE

Best Electronica Album:
Bulletproof – Dub Me Crazy
Concord Dawn – Air Chrysalis
Six60 – Six60



New Zealand Music Award winners!

Album of The Year
Winner: Kimbra – Vows
Other finalists:
Home Brew – Home Brew
Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Six60 – Six60
The Adults – The Adults

Vodafone Single of The Year
Winner: Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots
Other finalists:
Annah Mac – Girl in Stilettos
Gin Wigmore – Black Sheep
Kimbra – Warrior
The Adults – Nothing To Lose

FOUR Best Group 
Winner: Six60 – Six60
Other finalists:
Home Brew – Home Brew
Opossom – Electric Hawaii

Best Male Solo Artist
Winner: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Other finalists:
Bulletproof – Dub Me Crazy
Seth Haapu – Seth Haapu

Best Female Solo Artist
Winner: Kimbra – Vows
Other finalists:
Gin Wigmore – Gravel & Wine
Ladyhawke – Anxiety

Westpac Hotpoints Breakthrough Artist of The Year
Winner: Kimbra – Vows
Other finalists:
Annah Mac – Little Stranger
Home Brew – Home Brew

Rockshop Best Rock Album
Winner: The Checks – Deadly Summer Sway
Other finalists:
Clap Clap Riot – Counting Spins
Head Like a Hole – Blood Will Out

The Edge Best Pop Album
Winner: Kimbra – Vows
Other finalists:
Bic Runga – Belle
Gin Wigmore – Gravel & Wine

Best Alternative Album
Winner: Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Other finalists:
Ladyhawke – Anxiety
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album
Winner: Home Brew – Home Brew
Other finalists:
Adeaze – Rise & Shine
Savage – Mayhem & Miracles

Best Roots Album
Winner: The Black Seeds – Dust And Dirt
Other finalists:
Hollie Smith – Hollie Smith & Mara TK Band of Brothers Vol.1
Tomorrow People – ONE

Best Electronica Album
Winner: Concord Dawn – Air Chrysalis
Other finalists:
Bulletproof – Dub Me Crazy
Six60 – Six60

NZ On Air Best Music Video
Winner: Special Problems – The Sun (The Naked and Famous)
Other finalists:
Special Problems – Take a Picture (David Dallas)
Special Problems – My Calculator (Zowie)

Best Maori Album
Winner: Ria Hall – Ria Hall
Other finalists:
Upper Hutt Posse – Declaration of Resistance
Whirimako Black and Richard Nunns – Te More

Best Gospel / Christian Album
Winner: Parachute Band – Matins:Vespers
Other finalists: 
Rapture Ruckus – Open Your Eyes
The Ember Days – Emergency

KBB Music Best Classical Album
Winner: Christopher Blake – Angel at Ahipara
Other finalists:
Anthony Ritchie and The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – A Bugle Will Do
Eve de Castro-Robinson – Releasing the Angel

Vodafone People’s Choice Award
Winner: Six60
Finalists:
Gin Wigmore
Kimbra
Home Brew
Stan Walker

Highest Selling NZ Single
Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots

Highest Selling NZ Album
Six60 – Six60

NZ on Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year
Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots

International Achievement Awards
Kimbra
The Naked and Famous

New Zealand Herald Legacy Award
Toy Love

WINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS:
Best Album Cover to Angela Keoghan for Dearly Departed (Bannerman)
MAINZ Best Engineer to Neil Baldock for Me & Moon (Lydia Cole)
MAINZ Best Producer to Kody Nielson for Belle (Bic Runga)

2012 CRITICS’ CHOICE PRIZE:
Winner: Watercolours
Finalists:
Beach Pigs
Loui the ZU