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Vodafone Music Awards Winners And Pictures

Vodafone Music Awards Winners And Pictures

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Winners & finalists for the 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

PlayStation® 2 SingStar™ Album of the Year

Winner: Fat Freddy’s Drop – Based On A True Story


Breaks Co-Op – The Sound Inside Finn Brothers – Everyone Is Here Shihad – Love Is The New Hate The Phoenix Foundation – Pegasus

KIWI Single of the Year

Winner: Breaks Co-Op – The Otherside


Brooke Fraser – Arithmetic Dave Dobbyn – Welcome Home Finn Brothers – Won’t Give In P-Money – Stop The Music

Coke Fridge Best Group

Winner: Fat Freddy’s Drop – Based On A True Story


Goldenhorse – Out Of The Moon Shihad – Love Is The New Hate

Best Male Solo Artist

Winner: P-Money – Magic City


Savage – Moonshine SJD – Southern Lights

Best Female Solo Artist

Winner: Yulia – Into The West


Debbie Harwood – Soothe Me Jordan Reyne – Passenger

Clean & Clear® Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Winner: The Checks – What You Heard


Dei Hamo – First Edition Tha Feelstyle – Break It To Pieces

The New Zealand Herald Songwriter of the Year

Winner: Dave Dobbyn – Welcome Home

Finalists: Andy Lovegrove, Zane Lowe & Hamish Clark – The Otherside (Breaks Co-Op) Brooke Fraser – Arithmetic

42BELOW Highest Selling New Zealand Album

Winner: Yulia– Into The West

Finalists: Brooke Fraser – What To Do With Daylight Finn Brothers – Everyone Is Here

Highest Selling New Zealand Single

Winner: Dei Hamo – We Gon Ride

Finalists: P-Money – Stop The Music Savage – Moonshine

Best Rock Album

Winner: Shihad – Love Is The New Hate


Pluto – Pipeline Under The Ocean The D4 – Out Of My Head

Durex Best Urban / Hip Hop Album

Winner: P-Money – Magic City


Savage – Moonshine Tha Feelstyle – Break It To Pieces

Best Dance / Electronica Album*

Winner: Del Rey System – Del Rey System


Audiosauce – Contimental Drift Baitercell & Schumacher – The Wall of Bass Technique Mark de Clive-Lowe – Tide’s Arising

*Please note there were four finalists due to a judging tie for the third place.

Best Aotearoa Roots Album

Winner: Fat Freddy’s Drop – Based On A True Story

Finalists: Katchafire – Slow Burning TrinityRoots – Home, Land & Sea

C4 Best Music Video

Winner: Chris Graham & Dei Hamo – We Gon Ride

Finalists: Greg Page & P-Money – Stop The Music Reuben Sutherland & The Phoenix Foundation – Hitchcock

Best Classical Album*

Winners: Dan Poynton – The Complete Piano Music of Douglas Lilburn, Volume 1 AND Jonathan Lemalu – Opera Arias

Finalist: Tower New Zealand Youth Choir – Gaude/Rejoice Two Tui Award winners in the Best Classical Album category

Vodafone People’s Choice Award

Winner: Fat Freddy’s Drop

Other finalists:

P-Money Savage Shihad the feelers

International Achievement Award

Scribe Evermore Finn Brothers

(Please note there were three winners and no finalists for this award, all winners were announced and Tui trophies presented on the night.)

WINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS TUIS (presented at the Finalists’ Announcement & Technical Awards on September 2, 2005

Best Album Cover Kas Futialo, Andy Morton, Grant Osborne & Andrew B. White for Break It To Pieces (Tha Feelstyle) Best Engineer

Angus McNaughton for Southern Lights (SJD)

Best Producer

Angus McNaughton & Sean Donnelly for Southern Lights (SJD)

Awards presented during the year

Best Folk Album (presented in January 2005 at the Auckland Folk Festival) - Bob McNeill for Turn The Diesels

Best Pacific Music Album (presented in March 2005 at the Pacific Music Awards) - Ardijah for Journey

Outstanding Contribution to the Growth in NZ Music on Radio (presented in April at the NZ Radio Awards) - Camille Guzzwell, David Ridler

Best Country Music Album (presented in June 2005 at the Gold Guitar Awards) - Kylie Harris for Kylie Harris

Best Jazz Album (presented in June 2005 at the Manawatu International Jazz & Blues Festival) - The Kevin Clark Trio LIVE with guest artists for The Sandbar Sessions


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