Aotearoa Music Awards: 2022 finalists announced

Today the Aotearoa Music Awards | Nga Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa announce 2022 finalists, winners will be announced on November 10.

With six nominations
Rob Ruha emerges as the favorite for this year’s awards.

Rob is nominated for six awards: Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for his third album Landscape preservation, Te Waiata Tōtahi or Te Tau | single of the year for ‘This is where I’ll be’, Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa | Best Solo Artist, Te Māngai Paho Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa | Best Maori Artist, Te Kaipuoro Awe Toa | Best Soul/RnB Artist and Te Māngai Paho Mana Reo Award.

Additionally, under Rob’s mentorship, Tira Waiata Kahao are nominated for five Tūī including Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau | Single of the Year and Te Māngai Paho Mana Reo Award for ’35’ (ft. Rob Ruha), as well as Te Roopu Toa | Best Group, Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Roots Artist and Te Māngai Paho Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa | Best Maori Artist for Debut Album Ka Hao: One Tira, One Voice.

The essential of the summer LABORATORY
are back after winning four Tūī at the 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards, including Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for their fourth album
LAB IV.

This year they are back and hope to recreate history. The group is nominated for the same four Tūī including Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for their fifth album LAB V, Te Waiata Tōtahi or Te Tau | single of the year for ‘Mr Reggae’, Te Roopu Toa | Best Group and Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Roots Artist.

country music queen
Tami Neilson is also nominated for four Tūī in 2022; NZ Recorded Music Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for Kingmaker, Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa | Best Solo Artist and Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa | Top Country Music Artist. She is also nominated for Massey University Te Kaiwhakaputa Toa | Best Producer for her work on her own album.

international superstar
Lorde was nominated for Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for 2021
Solar energy as well as Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa | Best Solo Artist and Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa | Best pop artist.

folk singer Fountain Reb
is also in the running for three Tūī this year, including Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for his album IRIS, Te Waiata Tōtahi or Te Tau | single of the year for ‘Lacuna’ and Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa | Best Solo Artist.

After their victory in Tūī in 2018 and their success on the international touring scene, Alien Weaponry are back at the Aotearoa Music Awards with nominations for Te Roopu Toa | Best Group and Te Kaipuoro Rakapioi Toa | Best Rock Artist for his second album
Tangaroa.

Local legends Chihad
are also in the running for Te Kaipuoro Rakapioi Toa | Top Rock Artist, just like the people of Tairāwhiti Sit in front.

Four new artists have emerged for Te Kaituhura Puoro Toa o te Tau of 2022 | Category Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Band of Brothers
COTERIEsinger-songwriter Georgia LinesLondon-based multi-instrumentalist
Jordan Rakei and indie pop band Ōtautahi
there is a tuesday. Georgia is also a finalist for Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa | Top Pop Artist, while Jordan also has a Te Kaipuoro Awe Toa | Best Soul/RnB Artist Finalist Nomination.

Other finalists for the Aotearoa Music Award 2022 include Aldous Harding (Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year for Warm Chris), marlon williams (Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau | Single of the Year for ‘My Boy’), The Beths (Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau | Single of the Year for ‘Silence is Golden’), Drop of Fat Freddy (Te Roopu Toa | Best Group for ‘WAIRUNGA’), BENED (Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa | Best Pop Artist),
, Ben Bois (Te Kaipuoro Manohi Toa | Best Alternative Artist), Te Kaahu
(Te Kaipuoro Manohi Toa | Best Alternative Artist), Vera Ellen (Te Kaipuoro Manohi Toa | Best Alternative Artist), Jackson Owens
(Te Kaipuoro Awe Toa | Best Soul/RnB Artist), , CHAI (Te Kaipuoro Hipihope Toa | Best Hip Hop Artist),
Christopher El Truento
and Lucky Spear
(Te Kaipuoro Hipihope Toa | Best Hip Hop Artist), Diggy Dupe, Choice Vaughan
and P. Smith (Te Kaipuoro Hipihope Toa | Best Hip Hop Artist), black seeds
(Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Roots Artist), Julien Dyne (Te Kaipuoro Tāhiko Toa | Best Electronic Artist), JUMPING TIGER
(Te Kaipuoro Tāhiko Toa | Best Electronic Artist), TALI (Te Kaipuoro Tāhiko Toa | Best Electronic Artist), Stan Walker (Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa | Best Maori Artist), Trojan Kingi (Mana Reo Prize), Jenny Mitchell
(Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa Tūī | Best Country Music Artist), Kaylee Bell (Te Kaipuoro Tuawhenua Toa Tūī | Best Country Music Artist),
Bridget Douglas and Al Fraser
(Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa | Best Classical Artist), NZTrio (Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa | Best Classical Artist), and Robert Ashworth and Sarah Watkins (Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa | Best Classical Artist).

Recorded Music New Zealand Kaiwhakahaere or Ngā Tohu Puoro or Aotearoa Sarah Owen is honored to present the finalists for this year’s Aotearoa Music Awards.

“From pop and classical to electronica, hip hop and soul, there is so much diversity in the music being created and it’s great to see our artists taking charge of their own creativity and pushing the boundaries. says Owen.

“With many of our finalists also being nominated for the first time, it’s encouraging to see the next generation coming along. Aotearoa’s music is such a treasured part of who we are, and we wouldn’t be the same without it.

The recipients of the Te Toa Hoko Teitei, | Best Selling Artist, NZ On Air Te Rikoata Marakerake o te Tau | Radio Airplay Record of the Year, Te Kōwhiri o te Nuinga | People’s Choice and Tohu Tutuki o te Ao | International Achievement will also be announced on November 10.

Announcement of the Artisan Awards finalists

Alongside the major award finalists, we celebrate the behind-the-scenes maestros who bring musicians’ work to life. The Artisan Awards are dedicated to the behind-the-scenes forces in Aotearoa’s music industry.

The 2022 Finalists from Massey University Te Kaiwhakaputa Toa | Best Producer are CHAI,
Frank Keys, Rory Noble for their work on the CHAII album Pineapple Pizza, Tami Neilson
for his self-produced album Kingmakerand
choicevaughan, Diggy Duped& P Smith for their collaboration on The Panthers OST.

Te Kaipukaha Toa | The Best Engineer nominees are Dr. Lee Prebble & Ara Adams-Tamatea
for their contribution to the LAB album LAB V and
Simon Gooding for engineering both
IRIS by Reb Fontaine and Kingmaker by Tami Neilson.

Visual companions to music are often a crucial part of artistic expression. This year’s finalists for Te Toi Ataata Pukaemi Toa | The best album artwork is Barny Bewick & Lewis de Jong for Tangaroa (Alien Weaponry),
Chelsea Jade Metcalf for Weakness
(Chelsea Jade) and Maria Francesca Melis
for Kingmaker (Tami Neilson).

NZ On Air finalists Te Kiko Puoro Ataata Toa | The best music video content is Alyx Duncan for “Kingmaker” by Tami Neilson, Joel Kefali and Ella Yelich-O’Connor
for “Secrets of a Girl (Who’s Seen It All)” by Lorde and Nicole Horan, Marara Katipa, Dahnu Graham,
Hayden Aull, Thomas Rose,
Huhana Ruri Panapa, Xavier Horan for their work on Troy Kingi’s Black Sea Gold Scale visual album.

The 2022 Artisan Awards will be announced alongside the Aotearoa Music Awards.

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