Taking home the loot
Masterton-born singer Ladyhawke has won six Tuis at the New Zealand Music Awards. Ladyhawke, aka Pip Brown, won the album of the year for Ladyhawke (Modular/Universal) and single award for ‘My Delerium’ at the ceremony in Auckland. She also took out the international achievement award. Ladyhawke’s other awards were for breakthrough artist, best female solo artist and best dance/electronica album. She said she was “humbled” by the acknowledgment. “I feel like I don’t deserve this award,” she said after accepting the Tui for Album of the Year. “This is blowing my mind … I’m not very good with words … I’m so stoked.” RIANZ chief executive Campbell Smith says the awards once again showcased the great wealth of New Zealand music talent. “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.” The evening’s other main winner was Warner Music rock act Midnight Youth, who walked away with best group and best rock album for The Brave Don’t Run. Label mates the Feelers’ The Best: 1998-2008 picked up the award for highest-selling album of the year. Sony Music-signed solo artist Brooke Fraser was the other winner of this year’s international achievement award.