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Pacific Music Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

Pacific Music Awards 2020 Finalists Announced

A.K. / Thursday 30th April, 2020 11:24AM

The finalists for the 2020 Pacific Music Awards have been announced, with both Tāmaki Makaurau hip hop duo Church & AP and Moana soundtrack star Olivia Foa'i each cropping up in four categories. Tāmaki Makaurau Samoan language heavy metal group Shepherds Reign make the lists for Best Pacific Group, Best Pacific Language and Best Pacific Song for track ‘Le Manu’, and the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winners Punialava’a return with two finalist spots for their 2019 album Sili’aga I Fa’atufugaga, Beyond Our Stories. Berlin-based Aotearoa / Tongan neo-soul artist Noah Slee joins the finalist ranks under NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist and Best Pacific Soul / R&B Artist for his Twice EP.

Melodownz is up for Base FM NZ & Island Base FM Samoa Best Pacific Hip Hop Artist with single 'No Mercy', a collaboration with US artist Denzel Curry, and SWIDT see a well deserved finalist spot for their 'Bunga' music video directed by Anahera Parata, alongside tough competition from Disciple Pati and Lou’ana. Given the current state of things, the Best Pacific Music Album winner will receive their award at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Scroll down for the full list of finalists, and take in some of the outstanding music and visual accompaniments that have emerged in the past year from Pacific artists'...
 


2020 PACIFIC MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS:

AUCKLAND COUNCIL BEST PACIFIC FEMALE ARTIST
Bella Kalolo - Ends of the Earth
Lou’ana - Move Along
Olivia Foa’i - Candid


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

Lepani - Pockets Full of Love
Noah Slee - Twice
Poetik - HAMOFIED 2 EP


FLAVA BEST PACIFIC GROUP

Church & AP - Teeth
Shepherds Reign - ‘Le Manu’
Tomorrow People - ‘Fever feat. Fiji’


 NZ ON AIR BEST PACIFIC MUSIC VIDEO

Disciple Pati - The Boy Who Cried Woman (Directors Shae Stirling and Sapati Apa
Lou’ana - Eye To Eye (Director Annie Duckworth)
SWIDT - Bunga (Director Anahera Parata)


APRA BEST PACIFIC SONG

General Fiyah - It’s You feat. Three Houses Down
Lani Alo - Alo I Ou Faiva
Shepherds Reign - Le Manu


SUNPIX BEST PACIFIC LANGUAGE

Lani Alo - Alo I Ou Faiva
Olivia Foa’i - Candid
Punialava’a - Sili’aga I Fa’atufugaga, Beyond Our Stories
Shepherds Reign – Le Manu


BASE FM NZ & ISLAND BASE FM SAMOA BEST PACIFIC HIP HOP ARTIST

Church & AP - Teeth
Melodownz - No Mercy feat. Denzel Curry
Poetik - HAMOFIED 2 EP


BEST PACIFIC SOUL/RNB ARTIST

Jordan Gavet - Hesitation
Lepani - Pocket Full of Love
Lou’ana - Move Along
Noah Slee - Twice


PATO ENTERTAINMENT BEST PACIFIC ROOTS/REGGAE ARTIST

General Fiyah - It's You feat. Three Houses Down
Lomez Brown - Tell Me
Raggadat Cris - I Swear
Tomorrow People - Fever feat. Fiji


PMN BEST PACIFIC GOSPEL ARTIST

Lani Alo - Alo I Ou Faiva
Punialava’a - Sili’aga I Fa’atufugaga, Beyond Our Stories
JXN - Talako Dragon


PMN BEST INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC ARTIST

HP Boyz - Engineers 
Josh Tatofi - Ua Kui A Lawa
Kaiit - Miss Shiney


RECORDED MUSIC NZ BEST PACIFIC MUSIC ALBUM

Church & AP - Teeth
Olivia Foa’I - Candid
POETIK - HAMOFIED 2 EP


BEST PRODUCER

Church & AP - Teeth (Producer Dera Meelan)
Kings - Hit That (Producer Kings)
Mikey Mayz - Wild People (Producers Tia Drumma and EDY)
Olivia Foa’i - Candid (Producer Matatia Foa'i)

Experience the incredible visual element to SWIDT's 'Bunga...


International songwriter, dancer and director Olivia Foa'i created the glittering clip for 'Fai Pea'...


Watch a glorious live clip for 'Soulflower' from Noah Slee's wicked six-track Twice EP...



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