Pacific Music Awards 2014 Winners AnnouncedFriday 9th May, 2014 9:33AM
The winners of the Pacific Music Awards were announced last night at a ceremony held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. Hip hop musician David Dallas and operatic group Sol3 Mio were the big winners of the evening, with Dallas taking home three top awards including Best Pacific Male Artist, Best Pacific Urban Artist and the Radio Airplay Award for his single 'Runnin''.
Familial trio Sol3 Mio won Best Pacific Group along with Best Pacific Album for their platinum-selling debut Sol3 Mio. The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Che Ness (aka Che Fu) for his ongoing work in music, which began in the 90s as part of Supergroove before kicking off his solo career by releasing chart-topping hit 'Chains' in 1996 with DLT, after which he moved on to release the highly successful debut solo album 2b S.Pacific.
The annual Pacific Media Awards, which were launched to acknowledge the success of Pacific artists, celebrated their 10th anniversary this year. Here's the full list of 2014's winners...
Trillian Trust Best Pacific Female Artist - Bella Kalolo Time And Space
NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist - David Dallas Falling Into Place
Niu Fm Best Pacific Urban Artist - David Dallas Falling Into Place
Radio 531pi Best Pacific Group - Sol3 Mio Sol3 Mio
NZ On Air Best Pacific Music Video - King Kapisi Crush
APRA Best Pacific Song - Mark Vanilau 'Giant Of The Sea'
Tagata Pasifika Best Pacific Language - Kelemete & Kiligi Ta’ale Penina Lalelei O Samoa
Best Pacific Gospel Artist - Lifestyle Lifestyle (Of Worship)
Flava Best International Pacific Artist - Fiji Born & Raised II – The Rebirth
NZ On Air Radio Airplay Award - David Dallas 'Runnin’'
Vodafone People’s Choice Award - Best Pacific Artist - Lifestyle
Phillip Fuemana Award - Most Promising Pacific Artist - Musical Island Boys
Manukau Institute Of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award - Che Ness
Auckland Council Best Pacific Music Album - Sol3 Mio Sol3 Mio
British Council Aspiring International Artist - Mark Vanilau