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NZ Awards

The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards 2009

Zildjian congratulates Ladyhawke, with Ben Kennedy on drums, for their amazing win of awards at the recent Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

The Awards organized by The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) were hosted by NZ comedian/C4s Dai Henwood and held at the Vector Arena on 8 October 2009, it was broadcast nationwide on the night.

Ladyhawke, the pop sensation (aka Pip Brown) walked away with an unprecedented string of Awards including:

Single of the Year - "My Delirium"

Album of The Year - Ladyhawke

Best Female Solo Artist

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Breakthrough Artist of the Year

International Achievement Award

Also at the ceremony, The Mint Chicks (Zildjian Artist Paul Roper on drums) performed a version of the Invaders' hit "She's A Mod," in tribute to the legendary 60s group The Invaders being inducted into the New Zealand Hall of Fame. The Mint Chick's recording of the song was simultaneously released as a digital single to raise money for the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre. Check out more at: www.themintchicks.com .

RIANZ chief executive, Campbell Smith, commented that the awards once again showcased the great wealth of New Zealand music talent. "Our artists and our industry produced a wide and diverse range of music in 2009 that again undeniably shows just how creative and talented our musicians are. Ladyhawke is a terrific artist and her debut album is an incredibly strong record. To see an album scoop six awards is rare, but an outstanding work such as hers is worthy of all the plaudits that it has received."Congratulations to all the winners and finalists including Zildjian Artists:

Winners

Best Album Cover- The Mint Chicks (Paul Roper) - Screens

Highest Selling NZ Album- The Feelers (Hamish Gee) - The Best of 1998-2008

Finalists:

Best Group- The Mint Chicks (Paul Roper)

Album of The Year- The Mint Chicks (Paul Roper) -Screens

Cut off Your Hands (Brent Harris) - You And I

Best Rock Album

The Mint Chicks (Paul Roper) - Screens

Cut Off Your Hands (Brent Harris) - You And I

Best Music Video- The Mint Chicks (Paul Roper) - "I Can't Stop Being Foolish"

Best Male Solo Artist- Dave Dobbyn (Ross Burge)

Check out more at: www.nzmusicawards.co.nz.

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