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Finalists Announced for the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards

The votes are in and the finalists for country's annual music awards have been revealed.
By Stephen Heard
October 20, 2014
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By Stephen Heard
October 20, 2014
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The votes are in and the finalists for country's annual music awards have been revealed. The nominees were announced at an invite-only finalists ceremony in Auckland last week, alongside recipients of the Technical Awards.

Joel Little suitably accepted his pair of gongs with video acceptance speeches set against landmarks in both New York and Los Angeles. He took out Best Engineer and Best Producer for his work on Lorde's Pure Heroine.

Best Album Artwork went to Anna Taylor and Ken Clark for the striking portrait of Liam Finn on the cover of his latest album ‘The Nihilist’ and funk-rock mega-band Supergroove were announced as recipients of this year's Legacy Award.

The 49th annual NZ Music Awards will take place at Vector Arena in Auckland on November 20, 2014. See the full list of finalists below...

Album of the Year
Ladi6 – ‘Automatic’
Lorde – ‘Pure Heroine’
Sol3 Mio – ‘Sol3 Mio’
The Naked And Famous – ‘In Rolling Waves’
Tiny Ruins – ‘Brightly Painted One’

Single of the Year
Broods – ‘Bridges’
David Dallas – ‘Runnin’
Ladi6 – ‘Diamonds’
Lorde – ‘Team’
The Naked And Famous – ‘Hearts Like Ours’

Pure Best Group
@Peace – ‘@Peace and the Plutonium Noise Symphony’
Sol3 Mio – ‘Sol3 Mio’
The Naked And Famous – ‘In Rolling Waves’

Male Solo Artist
David Dallas – ‘Falling Into Place’
Liam Finn – ‘The Nihilist’
Stan Walker – ‘Inventing Myself’

Best Female Solo Artist
Ladi6 – ‘Automatic’
Lorde – ‘Pure Heroine’
Tiny Ruins – ‘Brightly Painted One’

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Broods
Doprah
Sol3 Mio

Best Rock Album
Blacklistt – ‘Blacklistt’
Clap Clap Riot – ‘Nobody/Everybody’
Ekko Park – ‘Tomorrow Tomorrow Today’

Best Pop Album
Benny Tipene – ‘Toulouse’
Lorde – ‘Pure Heroine’
Stan Walker – ‘Inventing Myself’

Best Alternative Album
Grayson Gilmour – ‘Infinite Life!’
Liam Finn – ‘The Nihilist’
Tiny Ruins – ‘Brightly Painted One’

Best Urban/Hip Hop Album
David Dallas – ‘Falling Into Place’
Ladi6 – ‘Automatic’
PNC – ‘The Codes’

Best Roots Album
House of Shem – ‘Harmony’
Mark Vanilau – ‘Dark Horizon’
Tama Waipara – ‘Fill Up The Silence’

Best Electronica Album
Bulletproof – ‘#Listen’
Opiuo – ‘Meraki’
Sorceress – ‘Dose’

Best Music Video
Campbell Hooper – ‘Hearts Like Ours’ (The Naked And Famous)
Thunderlips – ‘Stranger People’ (Doprah)
Tom Gould – ‘Runnin’ (David Dallas)

Best Maori Album
House of Shem – ‘Harmony’
Rob Ruha – ‘Tiki Tapu’
Tama Waipara – ‘Fill Up The Silence’

Best Gospel Christian Album
Lifestyle (of Worship) – ‘Lifestyle (of Worship)’
Mosaic Music – ‘You Surround’
Saving Grace – ‘The Urgency’

Best Classical Album
Dame Gillian Whitehead – ‘Alice’
Jack Body – ‘Poems of Love & War’
Voices 16 – ‘Voice of the Soul’

People’s Choice Award
Lorde
Sol3 Mio
David Dallas
Broods
Stan Walker


Published on October 20, 2014 by Stephen Heard

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