VODAFONE NZ MUSIC AWARDS/NGĀ TOHU PUORO O AOTEAROA FINALISTS 2019: I'd like to thank . . .

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VODAFONE NZ MUSIC AWARDS/NGĀ TOHU PUORO O AOTEAROA FINALISTS 2019: I'd like to thank . . .

And let the discussions begin. The finalists for this year's Vodafone NZ Music Awards to take place at Spark Arena on Thursday November 4 have just been announced.

We bring you here the finalists and have highlighted artists or albums which Elsewhere has written about.

For more on the awards go here

All finalists are eligible for the Vodafone People’s Choice Award | Te Kōwhiri o te Nuinga, which is announced at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards on 14 November. Voting for the Vodafone People’s Choice Award will be opening soon to the public.

1. Album of the Year | Te Pukaemi o te Tau

Aldous Harding – Designer
Avantdale Bowling Club – Avantdale Bowling Club
The Beths –Future Me Hates Me
Broods – Don’t Feed The Pop Monster
Mitch James – Mitch James
Marlon Williams – Live at Auckland Town Hall

2. Vodafone Single of the Year | Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau

Aldous Harding – ‘The Barrell’
BENEE – ‘Soaked’
The Beths – ‘Little Death’
Church & AP – ‘Ready or Not’
Drax Project – ‘All This Time’
Six60 – ‘The Greatest’

3. Best Group | Te Roopu Toa

Beastwars - IV
The Beths – Future Me Hates Me
Broods – Don’t Feed The Pop Monster
L.A.B. –L.A.B. II


4. THREE Best Solo Artist | Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa
Aldous Harding - Designer
Avantdale Bowling Club – Avantdale Bowling Club
BENEE – FIRE ON MARZZ
Mitch James –Mitch James

5. Smirnoff Breakthrough Artist of the Year | Te Kaituhura Puoro Toa o te Tau

BAYNK
BENEE
The Beths
Church & AP

6. Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist | Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa

Louis Baker
Rei
Troy Kingi

7. The Edge Best Pop Artist | Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa
BENEE
Broods
Mitch James

8. Best Alternative Artist | Te Kaipuoro Manohi Toa
Aldous Harding
The Beths
Tiny Ruins

9. Best Soul/RnB Artist | Te Kaipuoro Awe Toa
Bailey Wiley
Louis Baker
Rei

10. Best Hip Hop Artist | Te Kaipuoro Hipihope Toa
Avantdale Bowling Club
Church & AP
Diggy Dupè

11. Best Roots Artist | Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa
L.A.B
Lost Tribe Aotearoa
Troy Kingi

12. Best Electronic Artist | Te Kaipuoro Tāhiko Toa
Pacific Heights
Sweet Mix Kids
TALI

13. Best Rock Artist | Te Kaipuoro Rakapioi Toa
Beastwars
Racing
Villainy

14. Best Worship Artist | Te Kaipuoro Kairangi Toa

Equippers Worship
Harbourside Worship
Jules Riding

15. Best Classical Artist | Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa
The Linkwood Guitar Duo
Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova
Simon O’Neill

16. Vodafone People’s Choice Award | Te Kōwhiri o te Nuinga

to be announced on the night 

17. Music Teacher of the Year | Kaiārahi Puoro o te Tau
Duncan Ferguson – St Andrews College, Christchurch
Jane Egan – Gisborne Girls High School, Gisborne
Sue Banham – Rosehill College, Papakura, Auckland

18. Legacy Award | Tohu Whakareretanga
Th’ Dudes

19. Highest Selling Artist/Te Toa Hoko Teitei

to be announced on the night 

20. NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year | Te Rikoata Marakerake o te Tau

to be announced on the night  

21. International Achievement | Tohu Tutuki o te Ao

to be announced on the night  



Additional Tuis presented in 2019

22. Best Folk Artist | Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa
Winner: 
The Frank Burkitt Band – Raconteur
Great North – The Golden Age
Jono Heyes – 9 Pilgrims

23. Best Pacific Music Album | Te Pukaemi Toa o Te Moana Nui a Kiwa
Winner: Tomorrow People – BBQ Reggae
Kings – Lov3 & 3go
SWIDT – The Most Electrifying

24. Best Country Artist | Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa
Winner: Jenny Mitchell – Wildfires
Jamie McDell – Extraordinary Girl
Tami Neilson –Sassafrass!

25. Best Jazz Artist | Te Kaipuoro Tautito Toa
Winner: GRG67 – The Thing
Antipodes – Good Winter
Dog – No Dogs Allowed

26. Best Children’s Artist | Te Kaipuoro Waiata Tamariki Toa
Winner: Craig Smith – Not Just For Kids 2
Marian Burns – Songs For Kids
Anna van Riel –Fishing For Stars


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