Lorde, Six60 Lead Inaugural Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards

Lorde, the towering, Grammy Award-winning Kiwi superstar, reigned supreme at the inauguration Rolling stones New Zealand Pricesheld last week in Auckland.

The singer-songwriter won the global award in her hometown, beating a shortlist that included Benee, Six60, LAB, Broods and ARIA Hall of Famers Crowded House.

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The global award is judged by Rolling Stone’s international editors, a panel that has previously chosen winners in this category for the Australian version of the awards, won by Tame Impala (2021) and The Kid LAROI (2022).

Until now, the RS Award was one of the few missing from Lorde’s trophy cabinet. Her collection includes a pair of Grammys for her Billboard Hot 100 leader “Royals,” releasing Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

The first NZ edition of the RS Awards was held in August. 31 in Glasshouse, following the domestic rollout of the masthead earlier this year.

Also at the awards event, Best Record went to local reggae outfit LAB for their chart-topping LP LAB V; Stadium-fillers Six60 took best single for “Pepeha” and Maori soul singer Teeks took best new artist.

The night’s performers included Six60, Stan Walker & Hamo Dell and Rob Ruha & Ka Hao, with The Edge afternoon hosts Sharyn & Jayden emcees.

2022 Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards:

BEST SINGLES:
Winner: Six60 – “Pepeha”
Gin Wigmore – “Hand Over Heart”
Teeks – “Younger”
Lorde – “Solar Power”
Rob Ruha & Ka Hao – “35”
Lilbubblegum – “Billie Eilish”
BROODS ft. Tove Lo – “I Keep”
Mitch James – “Be Somebody”

BEST NEW ARTISTS:
Winner: Teeks
Goodwill
CHAII
TEA KAAHU
It’s a Tuesday
Muroki
Rory Noble
Reuben Fleetwood

ROLLING STONE GLOBAL AWARD:
Winner: Lorde
BENEA
Six 60
LAB
Crowded house
BROODS

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