Vodafone NZ Music Awards Winners

November 20th 2015
Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year's 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

Broods leads with four Tuis

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year's 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

The pair collected Tuis for the Mentos Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Pop Album for ‘Evergreen' as well as the NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year award for the band's smash single ‘Mother & Father'.

Broods won the Breakthrough Artist of the Year accolade at the 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards and Georgia and Caleb Nott have since achieved rapidly growing international success.

Canterbury's Marlon Williams is this year's Best Male Solo Artist and Breakthrough Artist of the Year for his critically acclaimed debut solo album, ‘Marlon Williams'.

Treading a well-worn path, Lorde returned to the Tui stage claiming the coveted Single of The Year award for her song ‘Yellow Flicker Beat'. The song's international success saw the 19-year old Kiwi recording sensation also receive the International Achievement Award for the third year in a row.

To celebrate New Zealand's continued prominence on the world stage, two International Achievement awards were presented this year with Savage also recognised for his huge successes in offshore markets.

The winners have been announced tonight (November 19) at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards ceremony at Auckland's Vector Arena and live on TV3 for the first time.

Other winners include Shihad which adds to its impressive Tui collection with Best Rock Album for the album ‘FVEY'. Shihad's going to need a bigger mantelpiece with a stable of Tuis now sitting at 16.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra takes home the Tui for Best Alternative Album while the Best Urban / Hip Hop Tui goes to a previous Critics Choice Prize shortlisted artist, Janine and The Mixtape.

Trinity Roots has the Best Roots Album Tui for ‘Citizen' and Best Electronica Album goes to Electric Wire Hustle for ‘Love Can Prevail'.

Shahir Daud claims his Tui for NZ On Air Best Music Video for his work on Nigel Stanford's, ‘Cymatics' while the Best Maori Album goes to Ranea for ‘Tihei Mauri Ora'.

The Tui for Best Worship Album goes to Life Worship for ‘Through The Fire' and Best Classical Album goes to Michael Houstoun for ‘Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas'.

The night also recognised the highest selling album and singles for the year with the Highest Selling Album for the second year running going to Sol3 Mio for ‘Sol3 Mio'. The Highest Selling Single goes to Savage and Timmy Trumpet for ‘Freaks'.

The Vodafone People's Choice Award, voted by the public, goes to Six60.

Recorded Music New Zealand Chief Executive Damian Vaughan says he's again blown away at the quality of all this year's finalists and winners.

"It's been another exceptional year of music from our New Zealand artists with Broods an outstanding example, deservedly winning four Tuis. Internationally, New Zealand artists are making waves across the globe in a multitude of genres and that is certainly something to be proud of," Vaughan says

"Tonight's show and performances were superb and a true testament to how far the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards have come in 50 years. Congratulations to all of our finalists, all our winners, and our recipients of the NZ Herald Legacy Award and inductees to the NZ Music Hall of Fame, The Exponents.

"Every year the show becomes bigger and the artists continue to inspire and impress. We've hit an exciting milestone and the industry is in a great place for another 50 years of outstanding Kiwi music," Vaughan says.

Guests at the event, hosted by Taika Waititi, were treated to live performances by some of the biggest names in New Zealand music including Marlon Williams, Broods, Gin Wigmore, Savage, Janine and The Mixtape and Devilskin.

The audience was on its feet during the performance of the night in honour of The Exponents, recipients of the 2015 NZ Herald Legacy Award. ‘Why Does Love Do This To Me' was performed by another New Zealand music icon Dave Dobbyn and soulful country powerhouse Tami Neilson. The NZ Herald Legacy Award was presented to The Exponents on the night by Neil Finn.


VNZMA 2015 full winners list

Album of the Year
Winner: Broods - Evergreen
Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams
Shihad - FVEY
Six60 - Six60
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Single of the Year
Winner: Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
Avalanche City - Inside Out
Marlon Williams - Dark Child
Six60 - White Lines
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Best Group
Winner: Broods - Evergreen
Shihad - FVEY
Six60 - Six60

Best Male Solo Artist
Winner: Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams
Stan Walker - Truth & Soul
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Best Female Solo Artist
Winner: Gin Wigmore - Blood To Bone
Anika Moa - Queen At The Table
Brooke Fraser - Brutal Romantic

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Winner: Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams
Devilskin - We Rise
Ginny Blackmore - Love Me Anyway

Best Rock Album
Winner: Shihad - FVEY
Cairo Knife Fight - The Colossus
Devilskin - We Rise

Best Pop Album
Winner: Broods - Evergreen
Benny Tipene - Bricks
Six60 - Six60

Best Alternative Album
Winner: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
Marlon Williams - Marlon Williams
She's So Rad - Tango

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album
Winner: Janine and The Mixtape - XX
Diaz Grimm - Osiris
The Doqument - Blank Canvas: Wall & Piece

Best Roots Album
Winner: Trinity Roots - Citizen
Latinaotearoa - Latinaotearoa in Latinoamerica
Moana and the Tribe - Rima

Best Electronica Album
Winner: Electric Wire Hustle - Love Can Prevail
Shapeshifter vs The Upbeats - SSXUB
Sola Rosa - Magnetics

Best Music Video
Winner: Shahir Daud - Cymatics (Nigel Stanford)
Reuben Bonner - Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave (Dictaphone Blues)
Shae Sterling - Aotearoa (Stan Walker feat Ria Hall, Troy Kingi & Maisey Rika)

Best Maori Album
Winner: Ranea - Tihei Mauri Ora
Moana and the Tribe - Rima
Whaia and The Mahician - Whaia

Best Worship Album
Winner: LIFE Worship - Through The Fire
Edge Kingsland - Edge Kingsland Presents: Seven Days
We, The Revival - We, The Revival

Best Classical Album
Winner: Michael Houstoun - Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas
Jack Body - Passing By
Jack Body - Songs Of Death and Desire

Highest Selling Album
Winner: Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio
Devilskin - We Rise
Six60 - Six60
Broods - Evergreen
Lorde - Pure Heroine

Highest Selling Single
Winner: Savage and Timmy Trumpet - Freaks
Six60 - Special
Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
Broods - Mother & Father
Six60 - So High

Radio Airplay Record Of The Year
Winner: Broods - Mother & Father
Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
Six60 - Special
Benny Tipene - Step On Up
Broods - L.A.F.

International Achievement

Vodafone People's Choice Award

NZ Herald Legacy Award
The Exponents


Tui recipients who have received their awards during the year are:


Best Jazz Album - Dog for ‘Dog'

Best Folk Album - Great North for ‘Up In Smoke'

Best Pacific Music Album - Cydel for ‘Memoirs of a Midnight Cowboy'

Best Country Music Album - Tami Neilson for ‘Dynamite!'

Best Album Cover - Kelvin Soh for ‘Evergreen' (Broods)

Best Engineer - Lee Prebble and Oliver Harmer for ‘Drylands' (Mel Parsons)

Massey University Best Producer - Sean Donnelly for ‘Saint John Divine' (SJD)

Best Children's Music Album - fleaBite for ‘The Jungle is Jumping'

NZ On Air 2014 Critics' Choice Prize - Bespin


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