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NZ Music Awards 2011 Winners

NZ Music Awards 2011 Winners

Friday, 4th November 2011 9:16AM

The New Zealand Music Awards were dished out last night in Auckland with The Naked and Famous and Brooke Fraser leading the pack with five awards each.

Here are the winners and finalists...

Album of The Year
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Other finalists:
Ladi6 – The Liberation Of…
Brooke Fraser – Flags
Avalanche City – Our New Life Above the Ground
David Dallas – The Rose Tint

Vodafone Single of The Year
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Young Blood
Other finalists:
Avalanche City – Love Love Love
Ladi6 – Like Water
Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water
Six60 – Rise Up 2.0

FOUR Best Group
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Other finalists:
Shihad – Ignite
Kids of 88 – Sugarpills

Best Male Solo Artist
Winner: Tiki Taane – In the World of Light
Other finalists:
David Dallas – The Rose Tint
Stan Walker – From The Inside Out

Best Female Solo Artist
Winner: Ladi6 – The Liberation Of…
Other finalists:
Brooke Fraser – Flags
Julia Deans – Modern Fables

Pacific Blue Breakthrough Artist of The Year
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Other finalists:
Six60 – Rise Up 2.0
Avalanche City – Our New Life Above the Ground

PPNZ Best Rock Album
Winner: Shihad – Ignite
Other finalists:
Cairo Knife Fight – Cairo Knife Fight
Beastwars – Beastwars

The Edge Best Pop Album
Winner: Brooke Fraser – Flags
Other finalists:
Kids of 88 – Sugarpills
Julia Deans – Modern Fables

Best Alternative Album
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Other finalists:
Street Chant – Means
Die! Die! Die! – Form

Serato Best Urban / Hip Hop Album
Winner: Ladi6 – The Liberation Of…
Other finalists:
David Dallas – The Rose Tint
PNC – Man on Wire

Best Roots Album
Winner: TrinityRoots – Music is Choice
Other finalists:
House of Shem – Island Vibration
Katchafire – On the Road Again

NZ On Air Best Music Video
Winner: Special Problems – Punching In A Dream (The Naked and Famous)
Other finalists:
Special Problems – Broken Machine (Zowie)
Faye McNeil – Like Water (Ladi6)

Best Electronica Album
Winner: Tiki Taane – In the World of Light
Other finalists:
State of Mind – Nil By Ear
Concord Dawn – The Enemy Within

Best Maori Album
Winner: Tiki Taane – In the World of Light
Other finalists:
Miss Black – Black Light
Wai – Ora

Best Gospel / Christian Album
Winner: Parachute Band – Love Without Measure
Other finalists:
The Ember Days – Finger Painting EP
Juliagrace – Beautiful Survivor

Best Classical Album
Winner: New Zealand String Quartet – Notes from a Journey
Other finalists:
John Psathas – Helix
Flight – Flight

Vodafone People’s Choice Award
Winner: Brooke Fraser
Other finalists:
Ladi6
Six60
Stan Walker
The Naked and Famous

Highest Selling NZ Single
Brooke Fraser – Something In The Water

Highest Selling NZ Album
Brooke Fraser – Flags

NZ on Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year
Stan Walker – Choose You

International Achievement Award
Brooke Fraser

New Zealand Herald Legacy Award
Dragon

WINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS:
Best Album Cover to Nick Keller for Beastwars (Beastwars)
MAINZ Best Engineer to Thom Powers, Aaron Short & Olly Harmer for Passive Me, Aggressive You (The Naked and Famous)
MAINZ Best Producer to Thom Powers and Aaron Short for Passive Me, Aggressive You (The Naked and Famous)

2011 GRAVITY COFFEE CRITICS’ CHOICE PRIZE:
Winner: Kimbra
Finalists:
The Popstrangers
The Unfaithful Ways



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The time frame for the awards is 01 June 2010 to 31 May 2011 - UMO released their album in June so hopefully they get in there next year. More info here: www.nzmusicawards.co.nz/2011/04/26/eligibility-critera
Posted by undertheradar 3 years ago

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What are the eligibility rules? If Unknown Mortal Orchestra were eligible, it's at travesty they didn't pick up some wins, or nominations at least!
Posted by peters.stuart 3 years ago

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Haha This is awful! Isnt it nice to reward people for un-originality. Go shite NZ music, whoever has the final say in any of these awards should be taken to a field and shot.
Posted by Jim - anonymous 3 years ago

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@ Rahser. That's a really good point. Hasn't that boring song been hyped enough already. These awards are bullocks.
Posted by Chris Wilson - anonymous 3 years ago

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The NZ music awards are becoming more irrelevant each year.
Posted by PO Box Bandit - anonymous 3 years ago

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What time period do these awards cover? 'Young Blood' came out 18 months ago.
Posted by Rasher 3 years ago

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Naked and Famous win everything? Sigh. Why even hold music awards if NAF, Shihad, and Brooke Fraser win everything?
Posted by MO_Funk 3 years ago



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