Six60, Kimbra dominate awards

BRIDGET JONES
Last updated 01:00 02/11/2012
DANIEL GALVIN\Fairfax NZ

Entertainment reporter Bridget Jones chats with Kimbra and Six60 after they cleaned up at the 2012 New Zealand Music Awards.

2012 New Zealand Music Awards
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Kimbra on the red carpet at the 2012 New Zealand Music Awards.

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International star Kimbra took out five Tuis, including the coveted album of year prize, at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards in Auckland last night.

The Hamilton-born 22-year-old was presented with the Tui for her debut album Vows by British folk band Mumford and Sons at the Vector Arena.

Kimbra also won an international achievement award – along with last year's big winners The Naked and Famous – and claimed best female solo artist, breakthrough artist of the year and best pop album.

Legendary Kiwi band Toy Love were inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame with the presentation of the Legacy Award.

Band Six60 won six Tuis – best single, people's choice, best group, highest selling New Zealand album, and single, and the New Zealand radio airplay record of the year. Their self-titled album debuted at No 1 in the New Zealand charts and was certified gold in its first week.

There was glamour on the red carpet, but not from controversial group Home Brew, which arrived with a goat, which left an unfortunate brown stain on the red carpet. They picked up best urban/hip hop album for their No 1 self-titled release.

Local-actor-done-good Karl Urban took time out of his promotional schedule for the Hollywood hit Dredd 3D to present Auckland company Special Problems the best music video award for The Naked and Famous' The Sun. The production team was nominated for all three video finalists.

American singer Ben Harper presented the best roots award to The Black Seeds.

In a double win for the Nielson family, Ruban's Unknown Mortal Orchestra were best male solo artists, while Kody's Opossom group won the alternative album gong.

The Checks took out the male-dominated rock album award.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Album of The Year

Kimbra – Vows

Single of The Year

Six60 – Don’t Forget Your Roots

Best Group

Six60 – Six60

Best Male Solo Artist

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Best Female Solo Artist

Kimbra – Vows

Breakthrough Artist of The Year

Kimbra – Vows

Best Rock Album

The Checks – Deadly Summer Sway

Best Pop Album

Kimbra - Vows

Best Alternative Album

Opossom – Electric Hawaii

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album

Home Brew – Home Brew

Best Roots Album

The Black Seeds – Dust And Dirt

Best Electronica Album

Concord Dawn – Air Chrysalis

Best Music Video

Special Problems – The Sun (The Naked and Famous)

Best Maori Album

Ria Hall – Ria Hall

Best Gospel / Christian Album

Parachute Band – Matins:Vespers

Best Classical Album

Christopher Blake – Angel at Ahipara

People’s Choice Award

Six60

Legacy Award

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Toy Love

2012 CRITICS’ CHOICE PRIZE LINE-UP:

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WINNERS OF TECHNICAL AWARDS:

Best Album Cover to Angela Keoghan for Dearly Departed (Bannerman)

MAINZ Best Engineer to Kody Nielson for Belle (Bic Runga)

MAINZ Best Producer to Neil Baldock for Me & Moon (Lydia Cole)

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