Kimbra, Six60 dominate NZ Music Awards
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 9:49p.m.
Six60 and Kimbra have dominated at the 2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, taking home a collective haul of 11 trophies.
Six60 is taking home six awards including single of the year, people’s choice award and best group while Kimbra scored five wins including album of the year and best female solo artist.
Auckland-based Six60 also won Tuis for highest selling NZ single and NZ On Air radio airplay of the year for double platinum single ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’, which this week celebrates 52 consecutive weeks in the New Zealand Singles Chart.
Hamilton-born, Melbourne-based Kimbra also won breakthrough artist of the year, best pop album and an international achievement award. Her album Vows debuted at number 3 in New Zealand, number 5 in Australia where it has since gone platinum and number 14 on the US Billboard Chart.
The full list of main winners at the 2012 VNZMAs is:
Album of The Year: Kimbra – Vows
Vodafone Single of The Year: Six60 – ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’
FOUR Best Group: Six60
Best Male Solo Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Best Female Solo Artist: Kimbra
Westpac Hotpoints Breakthrough Artist of The Year: Kimbra
Rockshop Best Rock Album: The Checks – Deadly Summer Sway
The Edge Best Pop Album: Kimbra – Vows
Best Alternative Album: Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Best Urban / Hip Hop Album: Home Brew – Home Brew
Best Roots Album: The Black Seeds – Dust And Dirt
Best Electronica Album: Concord Dawn – Air Chrysalis
NZ On Air Best Music Video: Special Problems – ‘The Sun’ (The Naked and Famous)
Best Maori Album: Ria Hall – Ria Hall
Best Gospel / Christian Album: Parachute Band – Matins:Vespers
KBB Music Best Classical Album: Christopher Blake – Angel at Ahipara
Vodafone People’s Choice Award: Six60
Highest Selling NZ Single: Six60 – ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’
Highest Selling NZ Album: Six60 – Six60
NZ on Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year: Six60 – ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’
International Achievement Awards: Kimbra, The Naked and Famous
New Zealand Herald Legacy Award: Toy Love
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1/11/2012 10:29:20 p.m.
Gin should've at least won something!
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