Brooke, Hayley – the headlining acts of a new
generation of local talent – and Dimmer reign supreme
at the 2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
sensation Scribe dominates the winners’ list collecting
seven awards while emerging talent Brooke Fraser and
singing sensation Hayley Westenra both take out two
the creation of former Straightjacket Fits front man
Shayne Carter, also picks up two top awards.
Scribe’s tour-de-force debut album The Crusader, the
hip-hop superstar wins Playstationâ 2 Album of
the Year, L&P Best Urban / Hip Hop Album and Best
Male Solo Artist. His debut single, Stand Up, is awarded
Single of the Year while Not Many – The Remix! – co-written
with P-Money, Con Psy and Savage – wins its authors
the award for Songwriter of the Year.
also wins the Vodafone People’s Choice Award – voted
on by New Zealanders around the country.
Graham’s video for Stand Up earns both him and Scribe
Tuis in the C4 Best Music Video Award.
pop artist and awards rookie Brooke Fraser takes out
the Export Gold Breakthrough Artist of the Year title
together with Best Female Solo Artist following her
triple platinum debut album What To Do With Daylight.
Westenra’s outstanding success in the UK, Asia, and
Australasia is recognised with an International Achievement
Award. Hayley’s album Pure wins Highest Selling NZ Album
having sold more than 1.5 million copies world-wide.
distinctive dark tones of You’ve Got To Hear The Music
have won Shayne Carter’s Dimmer the Export Gold Best
Group and Channel Z Best Rock Album awards.
Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) music awards
spokesperson Adam Holt says the 2004 Vodafone New Zealand
Music Awards winners strongly reflect the quality and
depth of local music.
numbers of young local talent are now achieving success
both here and internationally and that means the future
of New Zealand music is in great shape.
also fantastic to see that artists are excelling across
a number of different genres. Local musicians are producing
great music that caters to the tastes of all New Zealanders.”
Dub continues to produce winning beats picking up the
Best Dance / Electonica Album for One Drop East. The
group won the same award last year for Outside the Dub
award for the Highest Selling New Zealand Single goes
to pop idol Ben Lummis for They Can’t Take That Away
and Goldenhorse takes out Airplay Record of the Year
with its single Maybe Tomorrow.
a poignant moment during the celebrations the late Shaun
Joyce (former Director of Marketing and Buying at Sounds
Music) posthumously received the Lifetime Achievement
Award from RIANZ president Michael Glading.
his tribute Mr Glading described Shaun as a person who
championed artists saying many, both local and international,
owed their music triumphs in New Zealand to Shaun.
2004 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards are presented
by RIANZ and are in their 39th year.
for the Recording Industry Association of NZ by Pead