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News October 27, 2015

Lorde blitzes NZ Music Awards for second year

Lorde blitzes NZ Music Awards for second year

Lorde dominated the New Zealand Music Awards last night with six wins. She took the Tuis for Album of the Year, Single of the Year (for Team), Best Female Solo Artist, Best Pop Album, Highest Selling Single (for Royals) and the International Achievement Award.

Pure Heroine, which had sold 2.47 million worldwide by this June, was released after the eligibility period for last year’s awards.

On winning the Album of the Year trophy, she told the star-studded audience at Auckland’s Vector Arena, “It was my diary from the age of 12 to 16, 17, it’s everything to me.” She thanked the industry, "You have moved mountains for me, you have changed my life."

The 18-year old who a few hours earlier had flown back from Hong Kong, still seemed to keep her feet on the ground. Sporting a pale pink suit and red cropped bandeau, she posed for countless selfies with fans outside the venue, and brought up her younger sister India and brother Angelo to the podium when accepting a prize.

During another acceptance speech, she revealed that all her Tuis are stored in the family kitchen. “Which may not sound that impressive, but in my house the kitchen is the really important place to be.”

In addition to the four Tuis she won last year, she’s picked up 20 trophies in the past 12 months, including two Grammys, an APRA Silver Scroll, New Zealand’s Taite Music Prize for most creative album, a Brit Award and a MTV Video Music Awards.

Winning two Tuis each were Stan Walker (who quipped "I beat Lorde at something!") and rapper David Dallas.

Influential rock band Supergroove, who constantly toured Australia, were honoured with the Legacy award. An all-female lineup of Hollie Smith, Ria Hall, Iva Lamkum, and MC Tali performed the outfit’s #1 single Can't Get Enough. Also performing through the night were David Dallas, X-Factor's Benny Tipene, Sol3 Mio, Tiny Ruins, Blacklistt and Broods.

Full winners list:

Album of the Year: Lorde – Pure Heroine

Single of the Year: Lorde – Team

Best Group: The Naked And Famous

Best Male Solo Artist: David Dallas

Best Female Solo Artist: Lorde

Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Broods

Best Rock Album: Blacklistt – Blacklistt

Best Pop Album: Lorde – Pure Heroine

Best Alternative Album: Tiny Ruins – Brightly Painted One

Best Urban/Hip Hop Album: David Dallas – Falling Into Place

Best Roots Album: Tama Waipara – Fill Up The Silence

Best Electronica Album: Opiuo – Meraki

Best Music Video: Campbell Hooper – Hearts Like Ours (The Naked And Famous)

Best Maori Album: Rob Ruha – Tiki Tapu

Best Gospel Christian Album: Mosaic Music – You Surround

Best Classical Album: Jack Body – Poems of Love and War

People's Choice Award: Stan Walker

Radio Airplay Award: Stan Walker – Bulletproof

Highest Selling Single: Lorde – Royals

Highest Selling Album: Sol3 Mio – Sol3 Mio

NZ Herald Legacy Award: Supergroove


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