The 48th Annual RIANZ Vodafone NZMUSIC AWARDS
Past Winners

2008 Winners

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Winner
Flight Of The Conchords – Flight Of The Conchords

Finalists
Anika Moa - In Swings The Tide
Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
Scribe - Rhymebook
Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future

SINGLE OF THE YEAR

Winner
Opshop – One Day

Finalists
Liam Finn - Gather To The Chapel
Shihad - One Will Hear The Other
The Phoenix Foundation - Bright Grey
Tiki Taane - Always On My Mind

BEST GROUP

Winner
Flight Of The Conchords – Flight Of The Conchords

Finalists
Shihad - Beautiful Machine
The Phoenix Foundation - Happy Ending

BEST MALE SOLO ARTIST

Winner
Liam Finn – I’ll Be Lightning

Finalists
SJD - Songs From A Dictaphone
Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future

BEST FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Winner
Anika Moa – In Swings The Tide

Finalists
Aaradhna - Sweet Soul Music
Annabel Fay - Annabel Fay


BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR


Winner
Flight Of The Conchords – Flight Of The Conchords

Finalists
Cut Off Your Hands - Blue On Blue
Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future


HIGHEST SELLING NZ ALBUM


Winner
Opshop – Second Hand Planet


HIGHEST SELLING NZ SINGLE


Winner
Opshop – One Day

RADIO AIRPLAY RECORD OF THE YEAR

Winner
Opshop - Maybe


BEST ROCK ALBUM


Winner
Shihad – Beautiful Machine

Finalists
Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning
The Phoenix Foundation - Happy Ending

BEST URBAN/HIP HOP ALBUM

Winner
Scribe - Rhymebook

Finalists
Mareko - White Sunday 2:The Book Of Mark
Young Sid - The Truth


BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM


Winner
Recloose – Perfect Timing

Finalists
Magik Johnson - You Are Sound
Shapeshifter – Live


BEST AOTEAROA ROOTS ALBUM


Winner
Tiki Taane – Past, Present, Future

Finalists
Katchafire - Say What You’re Thinking
Kora - Kora

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Winner
Ian Hart – Her Hairagami Set (The Brunettes)

Finalists
Carey Carter - Tangaroa (Tiki Taane)
Joe Lonie - Gather To The Chapel (Liam Finn)


PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD


Winner
Parachute Band

Finalists
Horsemen Family
Nesian Mystik
The Dfenders


LEGACY AWARD


Winner
Straitjacket Fits

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Winners
Flight Of The Conchords
Savage


BEST PRODUCER

Lee Prebble – Happy Ending (The Phoenix Foundation)
(Presented at the Technical Awards on September 3rd)

Finalists
Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future (Tiki Taane)
Anika Moa - In Swings The Tide (Anika Moa)


BEST ENGINEER


Winner
Lee Prebble – Happy Ending (The Phoenix Foundation)
(Presented at the Technical Awards on September 3rd)

Finalists
Tiki Taane & Evan Short - Past, Present, Future (Tiki Taane)
Andre Upston - In Swings The Tide (Anika Moa)

BEST ALBUM COVER

Winner
Barny Bewick – Keep Me On Your Side (Goodnight Nurse)
(Presented at the Technical Awards on September 3rd)

Finalists
Liam Finn - I'll Be Lightning (Liam Finn)
Tim Gummer - Inland (Michael Houstoun)

BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM

Winner
Michael Houstoun - Inland

Finalists
NZTrio - Bright Tide Moving Between
Gillian Whitehead - Puhake ki te rangi

BEST MAORI ALBUM

Winner
Ruia – 12:24 Tekau Ma Rua – Rua Tekau Ma Wha

Finalists
Moana & the Tribe - Wha
Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future


BEST GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN ALBUM


Winner
All Left Out – The Conquest

Finalists
Parachute Band - Roadmaps and Revelations
The Ember Days - Your Eyes Light Up


BEST COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM


Winner
Melissa Partridge - Melissa
(Presented at the Gold Guitar Awards, 30 May 2008)

Finalists
Jackie Bristow - Crazy Love
The Cattlestops - Back To Rosetta Road


BEST PACIFIC MUSIC ALBUM


Winner
Te Vaka - Olatia
(Presented at the Pacific Music Awards, 31 May 2008)

Finalists
Three Houses Down - Dreadtown
Cydel - Soul Finder


BEST FOLK ALBUM 2007/08


Winner
Phil Garland – Southern Odyssey
(Presented at the Auckland Folk Festival, 25th – 28th January 2008)

Finalists
Owen Hugh - You & I
The Hobnail Boots - The Fortune Horses

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