The 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards have been handed out with Benee and The Beths taking home the top prizes.

‘Superlonely’ hitmaker Benee won Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau | Single of the Year, Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa | Best Solo Artist and Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa | Best Pop Artist, and was recognised with the International Achievement award.

Auckland indie-pop band The Beths won three Tui at the awards: Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year, along with both Te Roopu Toa | Best Group and Te Kaipuoro Manohi Toa | Best Alternative Artist for the second year running.

Jawsh 685, Six60, Mōhau, L.A.B and City of Souls were among the other winners.

The ceremony was hosted by Jesse Mulligan, Sharyn Casey and Jayden King at Auckland’s Spark Arena.

Full list of 2020 Aotearoa Music Awards winners and finalists:

Te Pukaemi o te Tau (Album of the Year)

  • L.A.B – L.A.B III
  • Nadia Reid – Out Of My Province
  • Reb Fountain – Reb Fountain
  • Six60 – Six60
  • Tami Neilson – Chickaboom!
  • WINNER: The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers

 

Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau (Single of the Year)

  • WINNER: BENEE – ‘Supalonely’
  • Drax Project ft Six60 – ‘Catching Feelings’
  • Jawsh685 – ‘Savage Love’
  • L.A.B – ‘In The Air’
  • Six60 – ‘Please Don’t Go’
  • Troy Kingi – ‘All Your Ships Have Sailed’

 

Te Roopu Toa (Best Group)

  • L.A.B. – L.A.B. III
  • Miss June – Bad Luck Party
  • Six60 – Six60
  • WINNER: The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers

 

Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa (Best Solo Artist)

  • WINNER: BENEE – Stella & Steve
  • JessB – New Views
  • Nadia Reid – Out Of My Province
  • Reb Fountain – Reb Fountain

 

Te Kaituhura Puoro Toa o te Tau (Breakthrough Artist of the Year)

  • CHAII
  • WINNER: Jawsh685
  • MELODOWNZ
  • Paige

 

Te Māngai Pāho Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa (Best Māori Artist)

  • WINNER: Maimoa
  • Ria Hall
  • Stan Walker

 

Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa (Best Pop Artist)

  • WINNER: BENEE
  • Paige
  • Six60

 

Te Kaipuoro Manohi Toa (Best Alternative Artist)

  • Mermaidens
  • WINNER: The Beths
  • Reb Fountain

 

Te Kaipuoro Awe Toa (Best Soul/RnB Artist)

  • WINNER: Haz & Miloux
  • Lepani
  • Stan Walker

 

Te Kaipuoro Hipihope Toa (Best Hip Hop Artist)

  • choicevaughan
  • WINNER: Church & AP
  • Raiza Biza

 

Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa (Best Roots Artist)

  • WINNER: L.A.B
  • Lomez Brown
  • Ria Hall

 

Te Māngai Pāho Mana Reo Award

  • Maimoa
  • WINNER: Mōhau
  • Six60

 

Te Kaipuoro Tāhiko Toa (Best Electronic Artist)

  • WINNER: Lee Mvtthews
  • State of Mind
  • Truth

 

Te Kaipuoro Rakapioi Toa (Best Rock Artist)

  • WINNER: City of Souls
  • Devilskin
  • Villainy

 

Te Kaipuoro Kairangi Toa (Best Worship Artist)

  • WINNER: Mōhau
  • Kane Adams
  • Te Rautini

 

Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa (Best Classical Artist)

  • WINNER: Andrew Beer & Sarah Watkins
  • Klara Kollektiv
  • Matthew Marshall

 

Other winners:

  • Te Kōwhiri o te Nuinga (People’s Choice Award): L.A.B.
  • Te Toa Hoko Teitei (Highest Selling Artist): Six60
  • Te Rikoata Marakerake o te Tau (NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year):Drax Project
  • Tohu Tutuki o te Ao (Recorded Music NZ International Achievement): Benee and Jawsh 685

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