The 48th Annual RIANZ Vodafone NZMUSIC AWARDS
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VNZMA 2011 Winners

Russian Standard Vodka Album of The Year
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Other finalists:
Ladi6 – The Liberation Of…
Brooke Fraser – Flags
Avalanche City – Our New Life Above the Ground
David Dallas – The Rose Tint

Vodafone Single of The Year
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Young Blood
Other finalists:
Avalanche City – Love Love Love
Ladi6 – Like Water
Brooke Fraser – Something in the Water
Six60 – Rise Up 2.0

FOUR Best Group
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Other finalists:
Shihad – Ignite
Kids of 88 – Sugarpills

Best Male Solo Artist
Winner: Tiki Taane – In the World of Light
Other finalists:
David Dallas – The Rose Tint
Stan Walker – From The Inside Out

Best Female Solo Artist
Winner: Ladi6 – The Liberation Of…
Other finalists:
Brooke Fraser – Flags
Julia Deans – Modern Fables

Pacific Blue Breakthrough Artist of The Year
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Other finalists:
Six60 – Rise Up 2.0
Avalanche City – Our New Life Above the Ground

PPNZ Best Rock Album
Winner: Shihad – Ignite
Other finalists:
Cairo Knife Fight – Cairo Knife Fight
Beastwars – Beastwars

The Edge Best Pop Album
Winner: Brooke Fraser – Flags
Other finalists:
Kids of 88 – Sugarpills
Julia Deans – Modern Fables

Best Alternative Album
Winner: The Naked and Famous – Passive Me, Aggressive You
Other finalists:
Street Chant – Means
Die! Die! Die! – Form

Serato Best Urban / Hip Hop Album
Winner: Ladi6 – The Liberation Of…
Other finalists:
David Dallas – The Rose Tint
PNC – Man on Wire

Best Roots Album
Winner: TrinityRoots – Music is Choice
Other finalists:
House of Shem – Island Vibration
Katchafire – On the Road Again

NZ On Air Best Music Video
Winner: Special Problems – Punching In A Dream (The Naked and Famous)
Other finalists:
Special Problems – Broken Machine (Zowie)
Faye McNeil – Like Water (Ladi6)

Best Electronica Album
Winner: Tiki Taane – In the World of Light
Other finalists:
State of Mind – Nil By Ear
Concord Dawn – The Enemy Within

Best Maori Album
Winner: Tiki Taane – In the World of Light
Other finalists:
Miss Black – Black Light
Wai – Ora

Best Gospel / Christian Album
Winner: Parachute Band – Love Without Measure
Other finalists:
The Ember Days – Finger Painting EP
Juliagrace – Beautiful Survivor

Best Classical Album
Winner: New Zealand String Quartet – Notes from a Journey
Other finalists:
John Psathas – Helix
Flight – Flight

Vodafone People’s Choice Award
Winner: Brooke Fraser
Other finalists:
Ladi6
Six60
Stan Walker
The Naked and Famous

Highest Selling NZ Single
Brooke Fraser – Something In The Water

Highest Selling NZ Album
Brooke Fraser – Flags

NZ on Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year
Stan Walker – Choose You

International Achievement Award
Brooke Fraser

New Zealand Herald Legacy Award
Dragon

WINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS:
Best Album Cover to Nick Keller for Beastwars (Beastwars)
MAINZ Best Engineer to Thom Powers, Aaron Short & Olly Harmer for Passive Me, Aggressive You (The Naked and Famous)
MAINZ Best Producer to Thom Powers and Aaron Short for Passive Me, Aggressive You (The Naked and Famous)


2011 GRAVITY COFFEE CRITICS’ CHOICE PRIZE:
Winner: Kimbra
Finalists:
The Popstrangers
The Unfaithful Ways

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