Gin Wigmore Wins Big at New Zealand Music Awards

Gin Wigmore and Stan Walker are the big winners at the 2010 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Each scooped up four awards.

Gin collected Tuis for Vodafone Album of the Year, Pacific Blue Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Best Pop Album, and Highest Selling NZ Album.

The wins tops off a stellar year for Gin – Her album Holy Smoke has gone triple platinum, with singles ‘Too Late For Lovers’, ‘Oh My’, ‘Hey Ho’, and ‘I Do’ all featuring in the NZ top 40 simultaneously.

Stan Walker takes home Tuis for Highest Selling NZ Single, NZ on Air Airplay Record of the Year, Vodafone People’s Choice and International Achievement.

The Phoenix Foundation gathered up the music award for Steinlager Pure Best Group – and add this to three technical awards that the band’s album Buffalo won earlier this year.

Kids of 88 takes away the Vodafone Single of the Year Tui, while Tim Van Dammen gets the C4 Best Music Video Tui with his Kids of 88 video for Just a Little Bit.

Dane Rumble was named Best Male Solo Artist, while Anika Moa won the Madza Best Female Solo Artist category.

Rock legends Shihad are honoured for their contribution to New Zealand Music, receiving the New Zealand Herald Legacy Award and an induction into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. The band formed in 1988, winning a first New Zealand Music Award for ‘Most Promising Group’ in 1993.

Tuis also go to:

Best Urban / Hip Hop Album: David Dallas – Something Awesome

Kiwi FM Best Aotearoa Roots Album: Opensouls – Standing in the Rain

PPNZ Best Rock Album: The Checks – Alice By The Moon

Best Electronia Album: Bulletproof – Soundtrack To Forever

Best Gospel / Christian Album: Edwin Derricutt – Three Hours South

Best Classical Album: Simon O’Neill – Father & Son: Wagner Scenes & Arias