VNZMAs celebrate NZ Music

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.


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