Today the Aotearoa Music Awards Nga Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa announced the 2022 finalists, with winners to be announced on November 10th.
With six nominations
Rob Ruha emerges as the front-runner for this year’s awards
Rob has been nominated for six awards: Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for his third album Save the scenery, Te Waita Totahi and Te Tau Te Kaipuro Takitahi Toa single of the year for ‘That’s Where I’ll Be’ | Best Solo Artist, Te Mangai Paho Te Kaipuro Māori Toa | Best Maori Artist, Te Kaipuro Awe Toa | Best Soul/RnB Artist, and Te Mangai Paho Mon Rio Awards.
Additionally, under Rob’s mentorship, Tira Waita Who are you? Nominated for Single of the Year for five tui, including Te Waita Totahi and Te Tau, and a Te Mangai Paho Mon Rio Award for ’35’ (ft. Rob Ruha), as well as Te Rupu Toa | The best group, Te Kaipuro Takate Toa Best Root Artist, and Te Mangai Paho Te Kaipuro Maori Toa | Best Maori Artist for Their Debut Album Ka Hao: One tira, one voice.
Summer is the main lab
Recorded Music NZ returns with four Tūī wins at the 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards with Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for their fourth album
This year, they are back and hoping to recreate history. The group has been nominated for the same four Tūī with recorded music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau Album of the Year for their fifth album Lab V, Te Waita Totahi and Te Tau Single of the Year for ‘Mr Reggae’, Te Rupu Toa | Best group and Te Kaipuro Takete Toa Best roots artist.
Queen of country music
Tami Nielsen Also nominated for four Tūī in 2022; Recorded music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the year Kingmaker, te kaipuro takitahi toa | Best Soloist and Te Kaipuro Tuahenua Toa | The country’s best music artist. He was also nominated for Kaivakaputa Toa at Massey University for Best Producer for his work on his own album.
lord Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | It was nominated for Album of the Year 2021
solar energy As well as te kaipuro takitahi toa | Best Soloist and Te Kaipuro Orotini Toa | Best Pop Artist
folk musician Reb Fountain
Recorded music is also available for three Tūī this year, including NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau Album of the year for his album Iris, Te Waita Totahi and Te Tau ‘Lacuna’ and Te Kaipuro Takitahi Toa | Best single of the year for the single.
Following their 2018 Tūī win and success on the international tour scene, Alien weapon Te Rupu Toa Returned to the Aotaroa Music Awards with a nomination for this Best group and Te Kaipuro Rakapioi Toa | Best Rock Artist for Their Sophomore Album
A local legend Martyrdom
Te Kaipuroro Rakapioi Toa | The best rock artists, such as the Tairawhiti locals sit in front
Four new artists have emerged for 2022’s Te Kaituhura Pooro Toa and Te Tau. Breakthrough Artist of the Year Category: Band of Brothers
KotariSinger songwriter Georgia LinesLondon based multi-instrumentalist
Jordan Rakei and Otautahi indie pop band
There is a Tuesday. Georgiao Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa | Its finalist for Best Pop Artist, Jordan also has Te Kaipuro Awe Toa Ultimate nod to best soul/RnB artist.
Other 2022 Aotearoa Music Awards finalists include Aldous Harding (Te Pukemi and Te Tau | Album of the Year warm chris), Marlon Williams (Single of the Year for Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau | ‘My Boy’), Bethesda (Single of the Year for Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau | ‘Silence is Golden’), Fat Freddy’s Drop (Te Rupu To | Best Team for ‘Wairunga’), BENEE (Te Kaipuro Orotini Toa | Best Pop Artist),
, Ben Woods (Te Kaipuro Monohi Toa | Best Alternative Artist), te kahu
(Te Kaipuro Monohi Toa | Best Alternative Artist), Vera came (Te Kaipuro Monohi Toa | Best Alternative Artist), Jackson Owens
(Te Kaipuro Awe Toa | Best Soul/RNB Artist), , CHAII (Te Kaipuro Hip Hop Toa | Best Hip Hop Artist),
Christopher L. Truento And Lucky Lance
(Te Kaipuro Hip Hop Toa | Best Hip Hop Artist), Diggy Dupé, choicevaughan
And P Smith (Te Kaipuro Hip Hop Toa | Best Hip Hop Artist), black seed
(Te Kaipuro Takete Toa | Best Roots Artist), Julien Dine (Te Kaipuro Tahiko Toa | Best Electronic Artist), Leaping Tiger
(Te Kaipuro Tahiko Toa | Best Electronic Artist), applause (Te Kaipuro Tahiko Toa | Best Electronic Artist), Stan Walker (Te Kaipuro Māori Toa | Best Māori Artist), Troy Kingi (Mon Rio Prize), Jenny Mitchell
(Te Kaipuro Toahenua Toa Tui | Best Country Music Artist), Kylie Bell (Te Kaipuro Toahenua Toa Tui | Best Country Music Artist),
Bridget Douglas and Al Fraser (Te Kaipuro Inamata Toa | Best Classical Artist), NZTrio (Te Kaipuro Inamata Toa | Best Classical Artist), and Robert Ashworth and Sarah Watkins (Te Kaipuro Inamata Toa | Best Classical Artist).
Recorded Music New Zealand Kaiwahakahaere o Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa Sarah Owen is honored to present the finalists of this year’s Aotearoa Music Awards.
“From pop to classical, electronic, hip hop and soul, there’s so much diversity in music and it’s great to see our recording artists taking charge of their own creativity and pushing the boundaries,” says Wayne.
“With many of our finalists also being nominated for the first time it is great to see a new generation coming through. The music of Aotearoa is such a valuable part of who we are, and we wouldn’t be the same without it.”
Recipients of Te Toa Hoko Teitei, | Best selling artists, NZ On Air Te Ricotta Marakerake & Te Tau | Radio Airplay Record of the Year, Te Kohiri O Te Nuinga | People’s Choice and Tohu Tutuki O Te Ao | International achievements will also be announced on November 10.
Artisan Awards Finalists Announced
Alongside the major award finalists, we’re celebrating the behind-the-scenes maestros who bring musicians’ work to life. The Artisan Awards are dedicated to the forces behind the Aotearoa music industry
Massey University’s 2022 Finalist Te Kaivakaputa Toa best producer CHAII,
Frank Key, Rory Noble For their work on CHAII’s album Pineapple Pizza, Tami Nielsen
For his self-produced album KingmakerAnd
choicevaughan, Digi Dupe& P Smith for their cooperation Panthers OST.
te kaipukha toa | Best Engineer Awarded Dr. Lee Preble And Ara Adams-tomato
For their contribution to LAB’s album Lab V And
Simon Gooding For both engineering
Iris By Reb Fountain and Kingmaker By Tami Neilson.
The visual accompaniment of music is often an important element of artistic expression. This year’s finalists for Te Toi Atata Pukemi Toa Best Album Artwork Bernie Bewick And Louis de Jong for Tangaroa (alien weapon),
Chelsea Jade Metcalfe for soft spot
(Chelsea Z) and Maria Francesca Melis
for Kingmaker (Tami Nielsen).
NZ On Air Te Kiko Pooro Atata Toa | The best music is video content Alix Duncan For Tami Neilson’s ‘Kingmaker’, Joel Kefali And Ella Yelich-O’Connor
Lorde’s ‘Secrets From A Girl (Who’s Seen It All)’ and Nicole Horan, Marara Katipa, Dahnu Graham,
Hayden All, Thomas Rose,
Huhana Ruri-Panapa, Xavier Horan for their work at the Troy Kings The Black Sea is the Golden Ladder Visual album.
The 2022 Artisan Awards will be announced alongside the Aotearoa Music Awards.
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