Vote for the Best Pacific Artist

Artists confirmed as 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Award finalists are eligible for the People’s Choice Award, with the winner determined by public vote. Supported by Vodafone, the voting mechanism is available online and voting closes Monday 14 May with the awards taking place 10 days later on the 24th. Click on any of the images below to go vote.

 

 

The annual Pacific Music Awards event celebrates Pacific music and Pacific artists. The awards provide the opportunity to honour the achievements and success of our current Pacific artists and also pay tribute to legacy and developing artists.

 

VODAFONE PACIFIC MUSIC AWARDS FINALISTS:

 


Virgin Australia Best Pacific Female Artist Award:

 

  • La Coco – Love & Other Things Part II

 

  • Ladi 6 – Royal Blue 3000 EP

 

  • Razé – 4Seasons

 

 

NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist Award:

 

  • General Fiyah – ‘Here To Stay’

 

  • Kings – Chapter One

 

  • Noah Slee – Otherland

 

 

Pacific Media Network Best Pacific Urban Artist Award:

 

  • 9-5ers – Close To Home

 

  • Noah Slee – Otherland

 

  • SWIDT – Stoneyhunga

 

 

Pacific Media Network Best Pacific Group Award:

 

  • Sol3 Mio – A Very Merry Christmas

 

  • Three Houses Down – ‘Smile’

 

  • Tomorrow People – ‘Lock Me Up’

 

 

 

NZ On Air Best Pacific Music Video Award:

 

  • Samson Rambo – ‘Here To Stay’ (General Fiyah)

 

  • Noah Slee & Si Jay Gould – ‘Radar’ (Noah Slee)

 

  • Olivia Foa’i – ‘Lakalaka’ (Te Vaka)

 

 

APRA Best Pacific Song Award:

 

  • General Fiyah – ‘Here To Stay’ (Written by : Charlie Pome'e & Nicholas Pome'e)

 

  • Tomorrow People – ‘Sa’ili Le Alofa’ (Written by Kenape Saupese, Naomi Alatipi, Honiara Salanoa, Helen Tupai, Avina Kelekolio, Daniel Sugrue, Tana Tupai)

 

  • Te Vaka – ‘Lakalaka’ (Written by Opetaia Foa'i/Matatia Foa'i)

 

 

SunPix Best Pacific Language Award:

 

  • EFKS Te Atatu Junior Youth – Fa'afetai Le Atua

 

  • Te Vaka – ‘Lakalaka’

 

  • Tomorrow People – ‘Sa’ili Le Alofa’

 

 

Auckland Council Best Pacific Gospel Artist Award:

 

  • TJ Taotua – 'Special Place'

 

  • EFKS Te Atatu Junior Youth – Fa'afetai Le Atua

 

  • Niue Youth Network – NYN Niue Gospel Album

 

Flava Best International Pacific Artist Award:

 

  • Junior Maile – 'When I'm Gone'/'Golden Touch'

 

  • Tenelle – For the Lovers

 

  • Sam Kiles – ‘Delay’

 

 

Recorded Music NZ Best Pacific Music Album Award:

 

  • EFKS Te Atatu Junior Youth – Fa'afetai Le Atua

 

  • Ladi 6 – Royal Blue 3000 EP

 

  • Noah Slee – Otherland

 

  • Sol3 Mio – A Very Merry Christmas

 

  • SWIDT – Stoneyhunga

 


SIT/MAINZ Best Producer Award:

 

  • Anonymouz – The Undisciplined Son EP (Tha Movement)

 

  • Kings – Chapter One (Kings)

 

  • Parks, Brandan Haru & Julien Dyne – Royal Blue 3000 EP (Ladi 6)

 

 

At the awards ceremony, the following awards will also be presented:

 

  • Most Promising Pacific Artist (presented by the Fuemana family)

 

  • Radio Airplay Award (based on radio play from 2017)

 

  • People’s Choice Award – Best Pacific Artist (all finalists are eligible and winner is confirmed by public vote)

 

  • Special Recognition – Outstanding Achievement

 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award

 

 

The winner for the Vodafone People’s Choice Award – Best Pacific Artist Award, will be announced and presented at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards 2018, which is on Thursday 24 May at the Vodafone Events Centre. For more information about the artists and the awards ceremony go to: www.pacificmusicawards.org.nz
 

 

27/04/18