The 52nd Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards took place last night at Spark Arena in Auckland, with two Native Tongue writers being named among the winners.
Aldous Harding claimed Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Alternative Artist, following the release of her 2017 album Party.
Ladi6 earned the top spot for Best Soul/RnB Artist following the release of her six-track EP Royal Blue 3000.
SONGS Music Publishing writer Lorde continues her reign on top of New Zealand music by claiming six Tuis. The 21-year-old, who performed her hit ‘Green Light’ during the show, claimed the Godfrey Hirst Album of the Year for her second album Melodrama, Vodafone Single of the Year for ‘Green Light’, Three Best Solo Artist, and The Edge Best Pop Artist. Her global success was also recognised with the International Achievement Award – a record extending fourth time she has won this award.
Lorde also won the coveted Vodafone People’s Choice Award, with the New Zealand public voting for her as their favourite artist from the past year.