Music was most definitely the winner on the night of the VNZMAs. held at Spark Arena yesterday evening.
A series of performances punctuated the proceedings from the likes of Teeks, Lorde, Devilskin and Stellar's lovely tribute to Legacy Award winner, Sharon O'Neill's hit single 'Maxine'.
Flying Nun/4AD artist Aldous Harding won best breakthrough act and best alternative artist, but was unable to claim her awards due to playing a soldout gig in Brussels.
Lorde took away six awards including best album, best single, International Achievement Award and also the People's Choice Award.
SWIDT won best hip hop artist and won Best Group, while Kings claimed highest selling single and Radio Airplay Award for Don't Worry 'Bout It.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Album of the Year: Winner: Lorde - Melodrama
Single of the Year: Winner: Lorde - Green Light
Best Group: Winner: SWIDT
Best Solo Artist: Winner: Lorde
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Winner: Aldous Harding
Best Rock Artist: Winner: Devilskin
Best Pop Artist: Winner: Lorde
Best Alternative Artist: Winner: Aldous Harding
Best Soul/RnB Artist: Winner: Ladi6
Best Hip Hop Artist: Winner: SWIDT
Best Roots Artist: Winner: Israel Starr
Best Electronic Artist: Winner: Truth
Best Māori Artist: Winner: Teeks
Best Worship Artist: Winner: Curate Music
Best Classical Artist: Winner: NZTrio
People's Choice Award: Winner: Lorde
Highest Selling Single: Kings - Don't Worry 'Bout It
Highest Selling Album: The Koi Boys - Meant To Be
Airplay Record of the Year: Kings - Don't Worry 'Bout It
International Achievement: Lorde, Opetaia Foa'i