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2012 VNZMA winners announced [Full list]

2nd November 2012

[Winners in bold]

Album of The Year
Home Brew – 'Home Brew'

Kimbra – 'Vows'
Opossom – 'Electric Hawaii'
Six60 – 'Six60'

The Adults – 'The Adults'

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

Best Group
Home Brew – 'Home Brew'
Opossom – 'Electric Hawaii'

Six60 – 'Six60'

Best Male Solo Artist
Bulletproof – 'Dub Me Crazy'
Seth Haapu – 'Seth Haapu'

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - 'Unknown Mortal Orchestra'

Best Female Solo Artist
Gin Wigmore – 'Gravel & Wine'

Kimbra – 'Vows'
Ladyhawke – 'Anxiety'

Breakthrough Artist of The Year
Annah Mac – 'Little Stranger'
Home Brew – 'Home Brew'

Kimbra – 'Vows'

Best Rock Album
The Checks – 'Deadly Summer Sway'
Clap Clap Riot – 'Counting Spins'

Head Like a Hole – 'Blood Will Out'

Best Pop Album
Bic Runga – 'Belle'
Gin Wigmore – 'Gravel & Wine'
Kimbra - 'Vows'
Best Alternative Album
Ladyhawke – 'Anxiety'
Opossom – 'Electric Hawaii'

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – 'Unkown Mortal Orchestra'

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album
Adeaze – 'Rise & Shine'

Home Brew – 'Home Brew'

Savage – 'Mayhem & Miracles'

Best Roots Album
Hollie Smith – 'Hollie Smith & Mara TK Band of Brothers Vol.1'

The Black Seeds – 'Dust And Dirt'

Tomorrow People – 'ONE'

Best Electronica Album
Bulletproof – 'Dub Me Crazy'

Concord Dawn – 'Air Chrysalis'

Six60 – 'Six60'

Best Music Video
Special Problems – Take a Picture (David Dallas)

Special Problems – The Sun (The Naked and Famous)

Special Problems – My Calculator (Zowie)

Best Maori Album
Ria Hall – 'Ria Hall'

Upper Hutt Posse – 'Declaration of Resistance'

Whirimako Black and Richard Nunns – 'Te More'

Best Gospel / Christian Album
Parachute Band – 'Matins:Vespers'
Rapture Ruckus – 'Open Your Eyes'

The Ember Days – 'Emergency'

Best Classical Album
Anthony Ritchie and The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – 'A Bugle Will Do'

Christopher Blake – 'Angel at Ahipara'

Eve de Castro-Robinson – 'Releasing the Angel'

People’s Choice Award
Gin Wigmore


Home Brew


Stan Walker

Legacy Award
Toy Love

Highest Selling NZ Single
Six60 - Don't Forget Your Roots

Highest Selling NZ Album
Six60 - 'Six60'

Airplay Award

International Achievement Award
Kimbra/The Naked And Famous

Technical award winners
Best Album Cover - Angela Keoghan for 'Dearly Departed' (Bannerman)

MAINZ Best Producer - Kody Nielson for 'Belle' (Bic Runga)
MAINZ Best Engineer - Neil Baldock for 'Me & Moon' (Lydia Cole)