NZ Music Awards wrap up

Last night's NZ Music Awards were predictably dominated by our favourite teenaged, world beating pop star Lorde. Although her album was released too late to qualify for this year's awards, she took away Single of the Year for Royals, Breakthrough Artist of the Year, the International Achievement Award and the fan-voted People's Choice Award, not to mention her video for Royals won famed designer/director Joel Kefali another Best Video award. Being a library blog, special mention goes to one of her acceptance speeches, where she said:

"Thank you to my management, without whom I probably would have become a librarian, or something equally nerdy," 

Awesome. It's not a diss, she's spoken in interviews about the crucial role of books in her life, but lucky for us all she's found her true calling. Other highlights included the charming Lawrence Arabia winning Best Male Solo Artist, Aaradhna winning the Album of the Year (as well as Best Urban/Hip Hop Album and Female Solo Artist of the Year) for her soulful Treble & Reverb.
For the best coverage (from the people themselves) of the event, we recommend you go straight to Twitter for the #VNZMA hashtag, but in the meantime, check out the full list of winners after the jump. 

Mentos Album of the Year
Winner: Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb
Fat Freddy's Drop - Blackbird
Shapeshifter - Delta
The Phoenix Foundation - Fandango
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
Vodafone Single of the Year
Winner: Lorde - Royals
Aaradhna Wake Up
Shapeshifter - In Colour
Stan Walker - Take It Easy
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good At Being In Trouble
Steinlager Pure Best Group
Winner: Shapeshifter - Delta
Fat Freddy's Drop - Blackbird
The Phoenix Foundation - Fandango
Spotify Best Male Solo Artist
Winner: Lawrence Arabia - The Sparrow
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
Willy Moon - Here's Willy Moon
Spotify Best Female Solo Artist
Winner: Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb
Iva Lamkum - Black Eagle
Jamie McDell - Six Strings and a Sailboat
Westpac Hotpoints Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Winner: Lorde - The Love Club EP
Jamie McDell - Six Strings and a Sailboat
Willy Moon - Here's Willy Moon
Best Rock Album
Winner: Villainy - Mode. Set. Clear.
Beastwars - Blood Becomes Fire
The Datsuns - Death Rattle Boogie
The Edge Best Pop Album
Winner: Jamie McDell - Six Strings and a Sailboat
AnikaBoh&Hollie - Peace of Mind
Kids Of 88 - Modern Love
Best Alternative Album
Winner: Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
Lawrence Arabia - The Sparrow
The Phoenix Foundation - Fandango
Best Urban/Hip-Hop Album
Winner: Aaradhna - Treble & Reverb
@Peace - Girl Songs
P-Money - Gratitude
Best Roots Album
Winner: Fat Freddy's Drop - Blackbird
Latinaotearoa - Sonido de Latinaotearoa
Soljah - Aotearoa
George FM Best Electronica Album
Winner: Shapeshifter - Delta
K+LAB - Space Dirt
Sola Rosa - Low and Behold, High and Beyond
NZ On Air Best Music Video
Winner: Joel Kefali - Royals (Lorde)
Nick Dwyer - In Colour (Shapeshifter)
Thunderlips - Frankenstein (Randa)
NUMA Trust Best Maori Album
Winner: Maisey Rika - Whitiora
Kirsten Te Rito - Te Rito
Ngatapa Black - I Muri Ahiahi
Best Gospel/Christian Album
Winner: Strahan Posters
Edge Kingsland - Edge Vol.2: Due North
Go Stop Go - Go Stop Go
Best Classical Album
Winner: Michael Houstoun - Lilburn
Gillian Whitehead - Arapatiki
Helen Webby - Pluck
Xbox One International Achievement Award
Vodafone People's Choice Award
Winner: Lorde
Stan Walker
Vodafone Highest Selling Single
Flight of The Conchords - Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)
FOUR Highest Selling Album
Peter Posa - White Rabbit: The Very Best Of
NZ On Air Radio Airplay Award
Stan Walker - Take It Easy
New Zealand Herald Legacy Award recipient
Shona Laing

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