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Four dominate at 2004 music awards

Four dominate at 2004 music awards

Scribe, Brooke, Hayley – the headlining acts of a new generation of local talent – and Dimmer reign supreme at the 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

Scribe at the NZ Music Awards where he dominated the winners’ list taking out seven Tuis.

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Scribe and P-Money arrive at the Music Awards.

Hayley Westenra won two Tuis.

Brooke Fraser won two Tuis.

Hip-hop sensation Scribe dominates the winners’ list collecting seven awards while emerging talent Brooke Fraser and singing sensation Hayley Westenra both take out two Tuis.

Dimmer, the creation of former Straightjacket Fits front man Shayne Carter, also picks up two top awards.

With Scribe’s tour-de-force debut album The Crusader, the hip-hop superstar wins Playstation 2 Album of the Year, L&P Best Urban / Hip Hop Album and Best Male Solo Artist. His debut single, Stand Up, is awarded Single of the Year while Not Many – The Remix! – co-written with P-Money, Con Psy and Savage – wins its authors the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Scribe also wins the Vodafone People’s Choice Award – voted on by New Zealanders around the country.

Chris Graham’s video for Stand Up earns both him and Scribe Tuis in the C4 Best Music Video Award.

Melodic pop artist and awards rookie Brooke Fraser takes out the Export Gold Breakthrough Artist of the Year title together with Best Female Solo Artist following her triple platinum debut album What To Do With Daylight.

Hayley Westenra’s outstanding success in the UK, Asia, and Australasia is recognised with an International Achievement Award. Hayley’s album Pure wins Highest Selling NZ Album having sold more than 1.5 million copies world-wide.

The distinctive dark tones of You’ve Got To Hear The Music have won Shayne Carter’s Dimmer the Export Gold Best Group and Channel Z Best Rock Album awards.

Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) music awards spokesperson Adam Holt says the 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards winners strongly reflect the quality and depth of local music.

“Increasing numbers of young local talent are now achieving success both here and internationally and that means the future of New Zealand music is in great shape.

“It’s also fantastic to see that artists are excelling across a number of different genres. Local musicians are producing great music that caters to the tastes of all New Zealanders.”

Salmonella Dub continues to produce winning beats picking up the Best Dance / Electonica Album for One Drop East. The group won the same award last year for Outside the Dub Plates.

The award for the Highest Selling New Zealand Single goes to pop idol Ben Lummis for They Can’t Take That Away and Goldenhorse takes out Airplay Record of the Year with its single Maybe Tomorrow.

In a poignant moment during the celebrations the late Shaun Joyce (former Director of Marketing and Buying at Sounds Music) posthumously received the Lifetime Achievement Award from RIANZ president Michael Glading.

In his tribute Mr Glading described Shaun as a person who championed artists saying many, both local and international, owed their music triumphs in New Zealand to Shaun.

The 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards are presented by RIANZ and are in their 39th year.


PLAYSTATION® 2 ALBUM OF THE YEAR Winner: Scribe – The Crusader Other finalists: Brooke Fraser – What To Do With Daylight Dimmer – You’ve Got To Hear The Music Goodshirt – Fiji Baby Phoenix Foundation – Horsepower

SINGLE OF THE YEAR Winner: Scribe – Stand Up Other finalists: Brooke Fraser – Lifeline Dimmer – Getting What You Give Goldenhorse – Maybe Tomorrow Goodshirt – Buck It Up

EXPORT GOLD BEST GROUP Winner: Dimmer – You’ve Got To Hear The Music Other finalists: Elemeno P – Love & Disrespect Goodshirt – Fiji Baby

EXPORT GOLD BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR Winner: Brooke Fraser – What To Do With Daylight Other finalists: Adeaze – Always And For Real Minuit – The 88

BEST MALE SOLO ARTIST Winner: Scribe – The Crusader Other finalists: Greg Johnson – Here Comes The Caviar Nathan Haines – Squire For Hire

BEST FEMALE SOLO ARTIST Winner: Brooke Fraser – What To Do With Daylight Other finalists: Bic Runga – Live In Concert Hayley Westenra - Pure

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR Winner: Scribe, P-Money, Con Psy & Savage – Not Many - The Remix! Other finalists: Brooke Fraser – Lifeline Greg Johnson – Save Yourself

HIGHEST SELLING NEW ZEALAND ALBUM Winner: Hayley Westenra – Pure Other finalists: Bic Runga – Beautiful Collision Scribe – The Crusader

HIGHEST SELLING NEW ZEALAND SINGLE Winner: Ben Lummis – They Can’t Take That Away
Other finalists: Blindspott – Phlex Scribe – Stand Up

CHANNEL Z BEST ROCK ALBUM Winner: Dimmer – You’ve Got To Hear The Music Other finalists: Elemeno P – Love & Disrespect Goodshirt – Fiji Baby

L&P BEST URBAN / HIP HOP ALBUM Winner: Scribe – The Crusader Other finalists: King Kapisi – 2nd Round Testament Mareko – White Sunday

BEST DANCE / ELECTRONICA ALBUM Winner: Salmonella Dub – One Drop East Other finalists: Concord Dawn – Uprising Shapeshifter – Riddim Wise LP

C4 BEST MUSIC VIDEO Winner: Chris Graham & Scribe – Stand Up (Scribe) Other finalists: Gary Sullivan – Getting What You Give (Dimmer) Mark Trethewey & Shane Mason – Fools Love (Misfits Of Science)

VODAFONE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD Winner: Scribe Other finalists: Brooke Fraser Elemeno P Goodshirt Steriogram Zed

BEST JAZZ ALBUM Winner: The Rodger Fox Big Band – A Rare Connection Other finalists: Charmaine Ford – Blues For Guppy The Frank Gibson Quartet – Rainbow Bridge

BEST MAORI ALBUM Winner: Ruia – Hawaiki Other finalists: Hirini Melbourne, Richard Nunns and Aroha Yates-Smith - Te Hekenga - a - rangi Whirimako Black - Tangihaku

BEST PACIFIC MUSIC ALBUM Winner: Te Vaka – Tutuki Other finalists: Adeaze – Always And For Real The All Stars – Pele Ea

BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM Winner: John Psathas – Psathas: Fragments Other finalists: New Zealand String Quartet – Szekely / Dvorak NZSO – David Farquhar: Three Symphonies

BEST GOSPEL / CHRISTIAN ALBUM Winner: Magnify – In Wonder Other finalists: Parachute Band – Glorious Peter Posa – My Pick

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Winner: Hayley Westenra Other finalists: Bic Runga Scribe

AIRPLAY RECORD OF THE YEAR Winner: Goldenhorse – Maybe Tomorrow Other finalists: Bic Runga – Listening For The Weather Carly Binding – We Kissed



BEST COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUM Winner: Donna Dean – Money Other finalists: JamesRAy – Chasing the Dream Michael King – Radio Ranch Dennis Marsh –To Get to You

BEST COUNTRY MUSIC SONG Winner: Donna Dean – Work It Out Other finalists: Peter Cairns – Reap What You Sow Rob Innes – This Time JamesRAy – Chasing The Dream Barry Saunders – Westland Moon

BEST FOLK ALBUM Winner: Brendyn Montgomery and Mike Considine – Mountain Air Other finalists: Tinkers with Talent – Tinkers With Talent The Maritime Crew – Under The Southern Cross

BEST ALBUM COVER Winner: Ben Sciascia for Postage by Supergroove Other finalists: Kelvin Soh, Simon Oosterdijk and Jay Sandler for You’ve Got to Hear the Music by Dimmer Matt Barnes and Aaron McKirdy for Collider by Fur Patrol Tana Mitchell for Horsepower by The Phoenix Foundation

BEST ENGINEER Winner: Chris van de Geer for Passenger by Carly Binding Other finalists: Clint Murphy for You are Here by Opshop Dr Lee Prebble for Horsepower by The Phoenix Foundation

BEST PRODUCER Winner: P-Money for The Crusader by Scribe Other finalists: Chris van de Geer and Andrew Maclaren for Passenger by Carly Binding Murray Fisher for Fiji Baby by Goodshirt Nic McGowan for The Taming of the Wasps by Paselode Paddy Free and Tiki Taane for One Drop East by Salmonella Dub.

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