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Here’s who took home the Tuis at the 2018 New Zealand Music Awards

Last night the New Zealand Music Awards took place, crowning the country’s best musicians across a range of genres and categories.

The big winners were undoubtedly Six60, who scored themselves five Tuis including Best Group, Highest Selling NZ Single, and Highest Selling NZ Album. Marlon Williams and Drax Project were also well represented, taking home two awards each.

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Photo: Justyn Denney

The winners of the 2018 New Zealand Music Awards have been announced! A huge congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!

Album of the Year was awarded to Marlon Williams for the magnificent Make Way For Love, and Drax Project scored themselves Single of the Year with Woke Up Late. Additionally Alien Weaponry won the Rock award, plus Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Kimbra won their Alternative and Pop categories respectively.

Check out the full list of nominees and winners below.

Album of the Year

WINNER: Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love
Alien Weaponry – Tu
Julia Deans – We Light Fire
Six60 – Six60
Tami Neilson – Sassafrass!
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

Single of the Year

WINNER: Drax Project – Woke Up Late
Mitch James – 21
Robinson – Nothing To Regret
Six60 – Don’t Give It Up
Sons Of Zion – Drift Away
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Hunnybee

Solo Artist

WINNER: Marlon Williams – Make Way For Love
Julia Deans – We Light Fire
Kimbra – Primal Heart
Tami Neilson – Sassafrass!

Group

WINNER: Six60 – Six60
Alien Weaponry – Tu
Drax Project – Noon
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Sex & Food

Breakthrough Artist

WINNER: Drax Project
JessB
L.A.B.
Robinson

Pop

WINNER: Kimbra
Drax Project
Six60

Alternative

WINNER: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Marlon Williams
Wax Chattels

Rock

WINNER: Alien Weaponry
Cairo Knife Fight
Skinny Hobos

Hip Hop

WINNER: SWIDT
JessB
Kings

Soul / R&B

WINNER: Troy Kingi
Israel Starr
Vince Harder

Roots

WINNER: Sons of Zion
Katchafire
Tomorrow People

Maori

WINNER: Troy Kingi
Alien Weaponry
Katchafire

Electronic

WINNER: Chores
Arma Del Amor
Boycrush

Classical

WINNER: Eve de Castro Robinson
Henry Wong Doe
Michael Houstoun

Worship

WINNER: Equippers Revolution
EFKS Te Atatu Junior Youth
Kane Adams

Children’s

WINNER: Levity Beet – My Best Friend Jake Is A Cyborg

Folk

WINNER: Albi & The Wolves – One Eye Open

Pacific

WINNER: Ladi6 – Royal Blue 3000

Country

WINNER: Reb Fountain – Hopeful and Hopeless

Jazz

WINNER: Umar Zakaria – Fearless Music

Highest Selling NZ Album

WINNER: Six60

Highest Selling NZ Single

WINNER: Six60 – Don’t Give It Up

Radio Airplay

WINNER: Six60

International Achievement

WINNER: Brooke Ligertwood, née Fraser

Legacy Award

WINNER: Upper Hutt Posse