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Pacific Music Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

Pacific Music Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

Tuesday 14th April, 2015 12:16PM

The finalists for the 2015 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards have been announced and see relative new comers Team Dynamite dominating the list. The Auckland-based hip hop group have been nominated for an award in four categories - Best Pacific Urban Artist, Best Pacific Music Video, Best Pacific Song and Best Pacific Music Album. The group, which is comprised of Lucky Lance, Tony Tz and Haz Beats, will be going head-to-head with Cydel and Fiafia Band for the best album award.  

Also up for a nomination for Best Pacific Music Video is Coco Solid for her self-directed clip for single 'Heaven's Gate'. The video documents the FAFSWAG Ball in South Auckland and shines an empowering light on the fa'afafine community. Learning of her nomination, Coco Solid wrote on her Facebook page: "Those who know me, know how important this project was to me and how hard we all worked. I am also happy that 'Heaven's Gate' has been recognised by the Pacific community from which it was creatively born and one of the strong cultural communities that I belong to."


The winners will be announced at an event on Saturday 13th June at the Vodafone Events Centre in Auckland. Check out the full list of finalists below...


But first, check out the video for 'Coconut Lime' from Team Dynamite's debut album Shepherd's Delight...


And here is the video for 'Heaven's Gate' by Coco Solid...


2015 PACIFIC MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS:

BEST PACIFIC FEMALE ARTIST
Lole Usoalii-Hickey - Get Over
Mz J - Sparkle
Erakah - Organised Chaos

NZ MUSIC COMMISSION BEST PACIFIC MALE ARTIST
K.One - I Wanna Tell You
King Kapisi - Welcome Back
TJ Taotua - Magnified

NIU FM BEST PACIFIC URBAN ARTIST
Cydel - Memoirs of a Midnight Cowboy
Sid Diamond - Speakers Blown
Team Dynamite - Shepards Delight

RADIO 531PI BEST PACIFIC GROUP
Cydel - Memoirs of a Midnight Cowboy
Three Houses Down - On My Heart
Tomorrow People - Again & Again

NZ ON AIR BEST PACIFIC MUSIC VIDEO
Coco Solid - Heaven's Gate (Director Coco Solid)
Team Dynamite - Coconut Lime (Director Eddy Fifield)
Smashproof - Survivors (Director Chris Graham)

APRA BEST PACIFIC SONG
Andrew Faleatua - Samoa Forever
Cydel - I Love You
Smashproof - Survivors
Team Dynamite - Coconut Lime

TAGATA PASIFIKA BEST PACIFIC LANGUAGE
Aumua Toafa Ai'i Te'o - Itís my turn - O lo'u taim
Fiafia Band - Siva Siva Maia
Word of Life South Auckland Choir - Toele I La'u auaunaga

BEST PACIFIC GOSPEL ARTIST
Lifestyle (of Worship) - Your Will Be Done
TJ Taotua - Magnified
Word of Life South Auckland Choir - Toele I La'u auaunaga

FLAVA BEST INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC ARTIST
Common Kings - Before You Go
Mahi - Kissing You
Maryanne Ito - Waking Up

RECORDED MUSIC NZ BEST PACIFIC MUSIC ALBUM
Cydel - Memoirs of a Midnight Cowboy
Team Dynamite - Shepards Delight
Fiafia Band - Siva Siva Maia





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