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New Zealand Music Awards 2012 Winners

New Zealand Music Awards 2012 Winners

Friday 2nd November, 2012 8:56AM

The New Zealand Music Awards were held last night in Auckland with Kimbra and Six60 taking out multiple awards. A smattering of alternative artists were also recognised including Home Brew who took out Best Urban Hip Hop Album, The Checks Best Rock Album and Opossom won Best Alternative Album. The ceremony saw performances by a number of nominated artists with the best saved till last with a special tribute to Toy Love, recipients of the Legacy Award, by members of Rackets, Street Chant and Tiny Ruins who together performed Toy Love track 'Sheep'.

Here are all the award categories, winners and finalists:

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


Links
nzmusicawards.co.nz/

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