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NZ Music Awards 2009 Finalists

NZ Music Awards 2009 Finalists

Thursday 3rd September, 2009 12:00PM

Th finalists for the 2009 NZ Music Awards have been announced and they are:

Album of the year:
The Mint Chicks - Screens
Midnight Youth - The Brave Don't Run
Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
Cut Off Your Hands - You And I
Fat Freddy's Drop - Dr Boondigga and the Big BW

Single of the year:
Midnight Youth - All On Our Own
P-Money featuring Vince Harder - Everything
Ladyhawke - My Delerium
Smashproof-- Brother
Kids of 88 - My House.

Best group:
Fat Freddy's Drop
The Mint Chicks
Midnight Youth

People's choice award:
Fat Freddy's Drop
Ladyhawke
Midnight Youth
Smashproof
The Black Seeds

Best male solo artist:
Dave Dobbyn
Don McGlashan & The Seven Sisters
Savage

Best female solo artist:
Boh Runga
Ladyhawke
Ladi 6

Breakthrough artist of the year:
Midnight Youth
Ladyhawke
Smashproof

Best music video:
Sam Peacocke - I Can't Stop Being Foolish (The Mint Chicks)
Chris Graham - Brother (Smashproof)
Tim Van Dammen - Turn Around featuring Iva Lamkum (Sola Rosa)

Best rock album:
Midnight Youth - The Brave Don't Run
The Mint Chicks - Screens
Cut Off Your Hands - You And I

Best urban/hip hop album:
Ladi 6 - Time Is Not Much
Smashproof - The Weekend
Savage -- Savage Island

Best Aotearoa roots album:
The Black Seeds - Solid Ground
Fat Freddy's Drop - Dr Boondigga and the Big BW
The Woolshed Sessions - The Woolshed Sessions

Best dance/electronica album:
Antiform - City In Exile
Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
Sola Rosa - Get It Together.

Best gospel/Christian album:
Parachute Band - Technicolour
Mumsdollar - Ruins
The Ember Days - EP
Primalband - Your Way

Best classical album:
Gareth Farr - Gareth Farr: Tangaroa
Ogen Trio and NZ Chamber Soloists - Ahi
David Bremner - Gung Ho

Legacy award:
Ray Columbus and the Invaders

Winners of technical awards:
Best Album Cover: Ruban Nielson, Screens (The Mint Chicks)
Best Engineer: Andrew Buckton, The Brave Don't Run (Midnight Youth)
Best Producer: Fat Freddy's Drop, Dr Boondigga and the Big BW (Fat Freddy's Drop)

That's it folks - what are your thoughts?





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