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Nominations Open For 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards. Nominations for musicians, producers, engineers and visual artists can be put forward.

Awards are open to those New Zealand artists who have had recordings commercially released between August 1, 2020 and July 31, 2021. The nomination window will close on July 30, with the finalists to be announced in September, and the awards themselves to be presented in November at the Aotearoa Music Awards and the Artisan Awards.


Nominations are now open for 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards to celebrate the mana and achievements of our homegrown musicians across the country over the last year.

From today musicians, producers, engineers and visual artists who have made an impact to the local music industry can be put forward.

The Tūi presented at the 2021 Aotearoa Music Awards are:

  • Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of the Year
  • Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau | Single of the Year
  • Te Roopu Toa | Best Group
  • Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa | Best Solo Artist
  • Te Kaituhura Puoro Toa o te Tau | Breakthrough Artist of the Year
  • Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa | Best Māori Artist
  • Te Kaipuoro Arotini Toa | Best Pop Artist
  • Te Kaipuoro Manohi Toa | Best Alternative Artist
  • Te Kaipuoro Awe Toa | Best Soul/RnB Artist
  • Te Kaipuoro Hipihope Toa | Best Hip Hop Artist
  • Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Roots Artist
  • Mana Reo Award
  • Te Kaipuoro Tāhiko Toa | Best Electronic Artist
  • Te Kaipuoro Rakapioi Toa | Best Rock Artist
  • Te Kaipuoro Kairangi Toa | Best Worship Artist
  • Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa | Best Classical Artist

For more information and nomination, details click here.