Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2008: The Winners!

Thursday 9 October 2008

As expected - last night's Vodafone NZ Music Awards show went off, with outstanding performances on the stage by Kora, Shihad, Cut off your Hands, Anika Moa, Tiki Taane, and Scribe.

Straitjacket Fits was honoured for its contribution to New Zealand Music, receiving the New Zealand Herald Legacy Award and being inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. The band was at the forefront of the second wave of the Dunedin sound in the late '80s that propelled it to international stardom.

Star-studded super group The Fast Women - Julia Deans (Fur Patrol), Anika Moa, Lani Purkis, (Elemeno P) and Greta Anderson (Superette) - paid homage to Straitjacket Fits. The all-girl band, who came together especially for this performance, delighted a packed Vector Arena with a rendition of the popular Straitjacket Fits- hit 'She Speeds'.

Here are a list of this year's winners . . . 

2008 WINNERS:

Nokia album of the year: Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords

Vodafone single of the year: Opshop - One Day

Steinlager Pure best group: Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords

Best male solo artist: Liam Finn - I'll be Lightning

Mazda best female solo artist: Anika Moa - In Swings The Tide

Kiwi FM breakthrough artist of the year: Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords

C4 best music video: Ian Hart - Her Hairagami Set (The Brunettes)

Best rock album: Shihad - Beautiful Machine

Best urban/hip hop album: Scribe - Rhymebook

Best Aotearoa roots album: Tiki Taane - Past, Present, Future

Best dance/electronica album: Recloose - Perfect Timing

Best Maori album: Ruia - 12:24 Tekau Ma Rua, Rua Tekau Ma Wha

Best gospel/Christian album: All Left Out - The Conquest

Best classical album: Michael Houstoun - Inland

The Vodafone People's Choice Award, voted by New Zealand music fans: Parachute Band

Opshop also won Highest Selling NZ Single ('One Day'), Highest Selling NZ Album (Second Hand Planet), and NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year ('Maybe').