The 48th Annual RIANZ Vodafone NZMUSIC AWARDS
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VNZMA Winners 2012



Album of The Year

Winner: Kimbra – Vows
Other finalists:
Home Brew – Home Brew
Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Six60 – Six60
The Adults – The Adults

Vodafone Single of The Year
Winner: Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots
Other finalists:
Annah Mac – Girl in Stilettos
Gin Wigmore – Black Sheep
Kimbra – Warrior
The Adults – Nothing To Lose

FOUR Best Group
Winner: Six60 – Six60
Other finalists:
Home Brew – Home Brew
Opossom – Electric Hawaii

Best Male Solo Artist
Winner: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Other finalists:
Bulletproof – Dub Me Crazy
Seth Haapu – Seth Haapu

Best Female Solo Artist
Winner: Kimbra – Vows
Other finalists:
Gin Wigmore – Gravel & Wine
Ladyhawke – Anxiety

Westpac Hotpoints Breakthrough Artist of The Year
Winner: Kimbra – Vows
Other finalists:
Annah Mac – Little Stranger
Home Brew – Home Brew

Rockshop Best Rock Album
Winner: The Checks – Deadly Summer Sway
Other finalists:
Clap Clap Riot – Counting Spins
Head Like a Hole – Blood Will Out

The Edge Best Pop Album
Winner: Kimbra – Vows
Other finalists:
Bic Runga – Belle
Gin Wigmore – Gravel & Wine

Best Alternative Album
Winner: Opossom – Electric Hawaii
Other finalists:
Ladyhawke – Anxiety
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album
Winner: Home Brew – Home Brew
Other finalists:
Adeaze – Rise & Shine
Savage – Mayhem & Miracles

Best Roots Album
Winner: The Black Seeds – Dust And Dirt
Other finalists:
Hollie Smith – Hollie Smith & Mara TK Band of Brothers Vol.1
Tomorrow People – ONE

Best Electronica Album
Winner: Concord Dawn – Air Chrysalis
Other finalists:
Bulletproof – Dub Me Crazy
Six60 – Six60

NZ On Air Best Music Video
Winner: Special Problems – The Sun (The Naked and Famous)
Other finalists:
Special Problems – Take a Picture (David Dallas)
Special Problems – My Calculator (Zowie)

Best Maori Album
Winner: Ria Hall – Ria Hall
Other finalists:
Upper Hutt Posse – Declaration of Resistance
Whirimako Black and Richard Nunns – Te More

Best Gospel / Christian Album
Winner: Parachute Band – Matins:Vespers
Other finalists:
Rapture Ruckus – Open Your Eyes
The Ember Days – Emergency

KBB Music Best Classical Album
Winner: Christopher Blake – Angel at Ahipara
Other finalists:
Anthony Ritchie and The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – A Bugle Will Do
Eve de Castro-Robinson – Releasing the Angel

Vodafone People’s Choice Award
Winner: Six60
Finalists:
Gin Wigmore
Kimbra
Home Brew
Stan Walker

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 Award
Kimbra
The Naked and Famous

New Zealand Herald Legacy Award
Toy Love

WINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS:
Best Album Cover to Angela Keoghan for Dearly Departed (Bannerman)
MAINZ Best Engineer to Neil Baldock for Me & Moon (Lydia Cole)
MAINZ Best Producer to Kody Nielson for Belle (Bic Runga)

2012 CRITICS’ CHOICE PRIZE:
Winner: Watercolours
Finalists:
Beach Pigs
Loui the ZU

Best Jazz Album – Rodger Fox’s Wellington Jazz Orchestra, “Journey Home”

Best Folk Album – Amiria Grenell, “Three Feathers”

Best Pacific Music Album – Kas Futialo (aka Tha Feelstyle), “Good Morning Samoa”

Best Country Music Album – Tami Nielson, “The Kitchen Table Sessions Vol II”

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  1. G (about 1 year ago)

    I cannot believe that Gin Wigmore didn't win a thing. She is streets ahead of any of these other winners. Why else would they choose her above all others internationally to appear with James Bond in the latest Heineken ad?

  2. Tee (about 1 year ago)

    Good on six60 woohhhooooo

  3. Tee (about 1 year ago)

    I love six60 hard out. keep it up boys use are doing well. Hard luck for the others especially Gin Wigmore. Anyways love to everyone even the people that attended Music Awards well done everyone

  4. Jade (about 1 year ago)

    yay well done to six60 and kimbra