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48th Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

updated By Te Kāea, Wepiha Te Kanawa

Fresh from her first tour in America, Aaradhna is up for 5 awards. 

She already found success at the Pacific Music Awards this year being the first artist to take home 6 awards in one night.

Kirsten Te Rito is a new entry to the Best Māori Album category for her album 'Te Rito'.
Maisey Rika and Ngatapa Black who were nominated at the Silver Scrolls awards this year will also join her in the line-up.

Reggae band Soljah is another new entry to the awards this year, up for Best Roots Album for 'Aotearoa'.

But it's our own international superstar Lorde, who topped the American Billboard charts and the iTunes charts, who is expected to take home top awards, this year she is nominated in 4 categories.

Anika Moa, Boh Runga, Shapeshifter and Fat Freddy's Drop also join the Māori line-up of star-studded artists up for awards this year.

There will be live performances from Aaradhna, Lorde, Jamie McDell, Titanium, Iva Lamkum, Stan Walker, as well as a tribute performance by Ruby Frost to Legacy Award recipient, Shona Laing.

Categories and winners for the 2013 VNZMAs:

Album of the Year -

Aaradhna ‘Treble & Reverb’

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Blackbird’

Shapeshifter ‘Delta’

The Phoenix Foundation ‘Fandango’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘II’

Single of the Year -

Aaradhna Wake Up

Lorde Royals

Shapeshifter In Colour

Stan Walker Take It Easy

Unknown Mortal Orchestra So Good At Being In Trouble

Best Group -

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Blackbird’

Shapeshifter ‘Delta’

The Phoenix Foundation ‘Fandango’

Best Male Solo Artist -

Lawrence Arabia ‘The Sparrow’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘II’

Willy Moon ‘Here’s Willy Moon’

Best Female Solo Artist -

Aaradhna ‘Treble & Reverb’

Iva Lamkum ‘Black Eagle’

Jamie McDell ‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’

Breakthrough Artist of the Year -

Jamie McDell ‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’

Lorde ‘The Love Club EP’

Willy Moon ‘Here’s Willy Moon’

Best Rock Album -

Beastwars ‘Blood Becomes Fire’

The Datsuns ‘Death Rattle Boogie’

Villainy ‘Mode. Set. Clear.’

Best Pop Album -

AnikaBoh&Hollie ‘Peace of Mind’

Jamie McDell ‘Six Strings and a Sailboat’

Kids Of 88 ‘Modern Love’

Best Alternative Album -

Lawrence Arabia ‘The Sparrow’

The Phoenix Foundation ‘Fandango’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra ‘II’

Best Urban/Hip Hop Album -

@Peace ‘Girl Songs’

Aaradhna ‘Treble & Reverb’

P-Money ‘Gratitude’

Best Roots Album -

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Blackbird’

Latinaotearoa ‘Sonido de Latinaotearoa’

Soljah ‘Aotearoa’

Best Electronica Album -

K+LAB ‘Space Dirt’

Shapeshifter ‘Delta’

Sola Rosa ‘Low and Behold, High and Beyond’

Best Music Video -

Joel Kefali Royals (Lorde)

Nick Dwyer In Colour (Shapeshifter)

Thunderlips Frankenstein (Randa)

Best Maori Album -

Kirsten Te Rito ‘Te Rito’

Maisey Rika ‘Whitiora’

Ngatapa Black ‘I Muri Ahiahi’

Best Gospel/Christian Album -

Edge Kingsland ‘Edge Vol.2: Due North’

Go Stop Go ‘Go Stop Go’

Strahan ‘Posters’

Best Classical Album -

Gillian Whitehead ‘Arapatiki’

Helen Webby ‘Pluck’

Michael Houstoun ‘Lilburn’

People’s Choice Award -

Shapeshifter 

Aaradhna 

Lorde 

Stan Walker 

Titanium  

Legacy Award -

Shona Laing

2013 Critics’ Choice Prize -

Janine and the Mixtape

Paquin

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