Mint Chicks Big Winners at Music Awards
The Mint Chicks were the big winners at this year's Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, taking out Album of the Year, Best Group and Best Rock Album.
Hollie Smith followed her knockout performance of Bathe In The River at last year's awards by winning Best Female Solo Artist, Breakthrough Artist, Best Aotearoa-Roots Album and Best Producer with Jeremy Toy for her debut album Long Player, capping off an incredible year in which she was signed by the legendary Blue Note record label in the US and recently opening for Bob Dylan at The Civic.
Album of the Year: The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
Single of the Year: Evermore - Light Surrounding You
People's Choice Award: Opshop
Best Group: The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
Best Male Solo Artist: Tim Finn - Imaginary Kingdom
Best Female Solo Artist: Hollie Smith - Long Player
Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Hollie Smith - Long Player
Best Rock Album: The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!
Best Urban/Hip Hop Album: PNC - Rookie Card
Best Aotearoa Roots Album: Hollie Smith - Long Player
Best Music Video: Sam Peacocke - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! (The Mint Chicks)
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Shapeshifter - Soulstice
Best Maori Album: Richard Nunns & Hirini Melbourne - Te Whaiao: Te Ku Te Whe Remixed
Best Gospel/Christian Album: Rapture Ruckus - I Believe
Best Classical Album: John Psathas - View From Olympus
Legacy Award: Johnny Devlin
International Achievement: Evermore
Highest Selling Album: Brooke Fraser - Albertine
Highest Selling Single: Atlas - Crawl
Airplay Record of the Year: Brooke Fraser - Deciphering Me.
Best Album Cover: Ruban Nielson for Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! by The Mint Chicks
Best Engineer: Chris Van Der Geer, engineer on Parlour Games by Revolver
Best Producer: Jeremy Toy and Hollie Smith for Long Player by Hollie Smith