The 2014 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards were held last night,Thursday November 20th, at the Vector Arena in Auckland.
Unsuprisingly Lorde was the big winner of evening, with the international music sensation takes out a phenomenal six Tuis. They include the Tuis for Mentos Album of the Year and the International Achievement Award for the second year running.
Stan Walker and David Dallas also claim two awards each and newcomer sibling duo Broods are taking home their first ever Tui for Breakthrough Artist of the Year award.
Mentos Album of the Year
Winner: Lorde - ‘Pure Heroine' Other finalists: Ladi6 - ‘Automatic' Sol3 Mio - ‘Sol3 Mio' The Naked And Famous - ‘In Rolling Waves' Tiny Ruins - ‘Brightly Painted One'
Vodafone Single of the Year
Winner: Lorde - ‘Team' Other finalists: Broods - ‘Bridges' David Dallas - ‘Runnin' Ladi6 - ‘Diamonds' The Naked And Famous - ‘Hearts Like Ours'
Steinlager Pure Best Group
Winner: The Naked And Famous Other finalists: @Peace Sol3 Mio
Best Male Solo Artist
Winner: David Dallas Other finalists: Liam Finn Stan Walker
Best Female Solo Artist
Winner: Lorde Other finalists: Ladi6 Tiny Ruins
Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Winner: Broods Other finalists: Doprah Sol3 Mio
Best Rock Album
Winner: Blacklistt - ‘Blacklistt' Other finalists: Clap Clap Riot - ‘Nobody/Everybody' Ekko Park - ‘Tomorrow Tomorrow Today'
The Edge Best Pop Album
Winner: Lorde - ‘Pure Heroine' Other finalists: Benny Tipene - ‘Toulouse' Stan Walker - ‘Inventing Myself'
Best Alternative Album
Winner: Tiny Ruins - ‘Brightly Painted One' Other finalists: Grayson Gilmour - ‘Infinite Life!' Liam Finn - ‘The Nihilist'
Best Urban/Hip Hop Album
Winner: David Dallas - ‘Falling Into Place' Other finalists: Ladi6 - ‘Automatic' PNC - ‘The Codes'
Best Roots Album
Winner: Tama Waipara - ‘Fill Up The Silence' Other finalists: House of Shem - ‘Harmony' Mark Vanilau - ‘Dark Horizon'
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