Kim­bra diva at awards

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

In­ter­na­tional star Kim­bra won 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 cer- ti­fied gold in its first week.

Home Brew picked up best ur­ban/ hip hop al­bum for their No 1 self-ti­tled re­lease.

Lo­cal- ac­tor- done- good Karl Ur­ban took time from pro­mot­ing 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 Orches tra were best male solo artists, while Kody’s Opos­som group won the al­ter­na­tive al­bum gong.

The Checks won the rock al­bum award.

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT: Singer Kim­bra was the big win­ner at the 2012 Vo­da­phone New Zealand Mu­sic Awards kick off once again at Auck­land’s Vec­tor Arena.

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