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Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017 Winners Announced

Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2017 Winners Announced

Friday 17th November, 2017 10:05AM

The annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards brought the glitz and glamour to Auckland’s Spark Arena this year, with a well-dressed and upbeat crowd fizzing at the opportunity to see nominees Lorde, SWIDT and more perform live. Highlights of the event included Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern presenting the Vodafone People’s Choice Award to Lorde alongside Paula Bennett-impersonating Snapchat comedian Tom Sainsbury, reformed Christchurch pop rock group Stellar’s rendition of NZ Herald Legacy Award-winning artist Sharon O’Neill’s classic single 'Maxine', the powerful live presence of Onehunga rappers SWIDT, and of course Lorde’s spectacular performance of her award-winning single ‘Green Light’.

Big winners on the night included Lorde who swept the ceremony with six awards, Lyttelton songwriter Aldous Harding who took away two awards, and SWIDT who won the Best Group and Best Hip Hop Artist categories. Read the full rundown of winners below…

Godfrey First Album Of The Year: Lorde ‘Melodrama’

Vodafone Single Of The Year: Lorde ‘Green Light’

Best Group: SWIDT

Three Best Solo Artist: Lorde

Breakthrough Artist Of The Year: Aldous Harding

Best rock Artist: Devilskin

The Edge Best Pop Artist: Lorde

Best Alternative Artist: Aldous Harding

Best Soul/RnB Artist: Ladi6

Best Hip Hop Artist: SWIDT

Best Roots Artist: Israel Starr

Best Electronic Artist: Truth

Te Mangai Pato Best Maori Artist: TEEKS

Best Worship Artist: Curate Music

Best Classical Artist: NZTrio

Vodafone People’s Choice Award: Lorde

NZ Herald Legacy Award: Sharon O'Neill

Vodafone Highest Selling Single: KINGS ‘Don't Worry 'Bout It’

Highest Selling Album: The Koi Boys ‘Meant To Be’

NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year: KINGS ‘Don't Worry 'Bout It’

International Achievement: Lorde and Opetaia Foa'i


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