The glitz, the glamour, the famous and even the Prime Minister.

The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards streamed live across the nation showcases the best music recording artists for the year, as nominated by the public (Vodafone’s People Choice Award) and via category.

Pop sensation Benee had an almost clean sweep winning four Tui awards on the night. The newcomer was not lost for words in her multitude of acceptances – but clearly overwhelmed.

Benee

Benee

Being in it’s 54th year, the 2019 awards event was hosted by the legendary Jon Toogood (Shihad) and Laura Daniel with guest announcers including the New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern.

From indie to pop, drum n bass to classical, rock and best selling – which Six60 took the coveted prize for.

It was a night of energetic live performances and a tribute to NZ Music icons Th’ Dudes having been inducted in to the country’s NZ Music Hall of Fame gaining the Legacy award.

VNZMA 2019 Th Dudes

VNZMA 2019 – Th Dudes

Th’ Dudes w. Rikki Morris (standing in for the late Ian Morris) revived the bands notoriously catchy themes in a high adrenalin live performance that was the cherry on the entire evening.

The VNZMAs proves that New Zealand musicians are up there on par with international artists whilst still remaining to retain a signature kiwi flavour that resonates and impacts at home and around the world.

Vodafone is one of New Zealand’s leading digital services companies and currently they are pioneering the first roll out of 5G across New Zealand’s mobile network.

STG congratulates not just the winners but all of those that were also nominated.

The Beths

The Beths

The full list of winners:

  1. THREE Album of the Year | Te Pukaemi o te Tau
    Winner: 
    Avantdale Bowling Club – Avantdale Bowling Club
    Aldous Harding – Designer
    The Beths – Future Me Hates Me
    Broods – Don’t Feed The Pop Monster
    Mitch James – Mitch James
    Marlon Williams – Live at Auckland Town Hall
  2. Vodafone Single of the Year | Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau
    Winner: 
    BENEE – ‘Soaked’

    Aldous Harding – ‘The Barrell’
    The Beths – ‘Little Death’
    Church & AP – ‘Ready or Not’
    Drax Project – ‘All This Time’
    Six60 – ‘The Greatest’
  3. Best Group | Te Roopu Toa
    Winner: 
    The Beths – Future Me Hates Me Beastwars – IV

    Broods – Don’t Feed The Pop Monster
    L.A.B. – L.A.B. II
  4. Best Solo Artist | Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa
    Winner: 
    BENEE – FIRE ON MARZZ

    Aldous Harding – Designer
    Avantdale Bowling Club – Avantdale Bowling Club
    Mitch James – Mitch James
  5. Smirnoff Breakthrough Artist of the Year | Te Kaituhura Puoro Toa o te Tau
    Winner: BENEE
    BAYNK
    The Beths
    Church & AP
  6. Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist | Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa
    Winner: 
    Troy Kingi

    Louis Baker
    Rei
  7. The Edge Best Pop Artist | Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa
    Winner: 
    BENEE

    Broods
    Mitch James
  8. Best Alternative Artist | Te Kaipuoro Manohi Toa
    Winner: 
    The Beths

    Aldous Harding
    Tiny Ruins
  9. KFC Best Soul/RnB Artist | Te Kaipuoro Awe Toa
    Winner: 
    Bailey Wiley

    Louis Baker
    Rei
  10. Best Hip Hop Artist | Te Kaipuoro Hipihope Toa
    Winner: 
    Avantdale Bowling Club

    Church & AP
    Diggy Dupè
  11. Best Roots Artist | Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa
    Winner: 
    Troy Kingi

    L.A.B.
    Lost Tribe Aotearoa
  12. ROVA Best Electronic Artist | Te Kaipuoro Tāhiko Toa
    Winner: 
    TALI

    Pacific Heights
    Sweet Mix Kids
  13. Best Rock Artist | Te Kaipuoro Rakapioi Toa
    Winner: 
    Villainy

    Beastwars
    Racing
  1. Best Worship Artist | Te Kaipuoro Kairangi Toa
    Winner: 
    Harbourside Worship

    Equippers Worship
    Jules Riding
  2. Best Classical Artist | Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa
    Winner: 
    Simon O’Neill

    The Linkwood Guitar Duo
    Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova
  3. Vodafone People’s Choice Award | Te Kōwhiri o te Nuinga
    Winner: 
    Six60
  4. Recorded Music NZ Legacy Award | Tohu Whakareretanga
    Th’ Dudes
  5. Highest Selling Artist | Te Toa Hoko Teitei
    Six60
  6. NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year | Te Rikoata Marakerake o te Tau
    Six60
  7. Recorded Music NZ International Achievement | Tohu Tutuki o te Ao
    Drax Project

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