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Pacific Music Awards 2014 Finalists Announced

Pacific Music Awards 2014 Finalists Announced

Tuesday 25th March, 2014 9:11AM

The finalists for the Pacific Music Awards 2014 have been revealed and Ladi6, David Dallas and opera group Sol3 Mio are contending for the coveted prize of Best Pacific Music Album.

Out of 10 possible categories soul singer Ladi6 is nominated for five awards, including Best Pacific Female Artist, Best Pacific Song, Pacific Urban Artist and Best Music Video. Rapper David Dallas is also nominated in five categories, crossing paths with Ladi6 not only for best album, but also Best Pacific Music Video, Best Pacific Song, Best Pacific Urban Artist. He is also being eyed-up for Best Pacific Male Artist. Relative newcomers Sol3 Mio are up for two awards, as well as Best Pacific Album, the chart-topping trio have been nominated for Best Pacific Group.

Also included in the finalists is King Kapisi, Mark Vanilau, Bella Kalolo and BrownHill. This year's awards have a new category of Best International Pacific Artist Award to recognise Pacific Musicians living elsewhere in the world. The inaugural finalists are Fiji, Kalaga'la and Spawnbreezie.

The annual awards, which are now in their 10th year, will be held on May 8 at Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. See below for the full list of finalists.

Here's the video for Ladi6's single Ikarus...


Check out the video for David Dallas' video for Runnin'...


And watch Sol3 Mio take on 'No Diggity' originally by Blackstreet...


TRILLIAN TRUST BEST PACIFIC FEMALE ARTIST
Bella Kalolo Time and Space
Ladi 6 Automatic
MzJ You Make Me Smile

NZ MUSIC COMMISSION BEST PACIFIC MALE ARTIST
David Dallas Falling Into Place
Mark Vanilau Dark Horizon
Swiss Lucky Man

NIU FM BEST PACIFIC URBAN ARTIST
David Dallas Falling Into Place
Ladi 6 Automatic
BrownHill Firstlove

RADIO 531PI BEST PACIFIC GROUP
BrownHill First Love
Sol3 Mio Sol3 Mio
Tomorrow People One.5

NZ ON AIR BEST PACIFIC MUSIC VIDEO
David Dallas Runnin'
King Kapisi Crush
Ladi 6 Ikarus

APRA BEST PACIFIC SONG
David Dallas Runnin'
Ladi 6 Ikarus
Mark Vanilau Giant of the Sea

TAGATA PASIFIKA BEST PACIFIC LANGUAGE
Fiafia Band Pepelo
Kelemete & Kiligi Ta'ale Penina Lalelei o Samoa
YFC Alumni NZ Choir Amuia le Tagata

BEST PACIFIC GOSPEL ARTIST
Kelemete & Kiligi Ta'ale Penina Lalelei o Samoa
Lifestyle Lifestyle (of Worship)
YFC Alumni NZ Choir Amuia le Tagata

FLAVA BEST INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC ARTIST
Fiji Born & Raised II -The ReBirth
Kalaga'la Aimons Nous
Spawnbreezie Perfect

AUCKLAND COUNCIL BEST PACIFIC MUSIC ALBUM
David Dallas Falling Into Place
Ladi 6 Automatic
Sol3 Mio Sol3 Mio





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