The likes of Six60 and Lorde have been named as big winners at the inaugural edition of the Panhead Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards this evening.
The first-ever edition of the awards took place at Auckland’s Glasshouse, following the local expansion of the iconic masthead earlier this year. The Edge afternoon duo Sharyn & Jayden were on hand as the ceremony’s official hosts, while huge names like Six60, Stan Walker & Hamo Dell, and Rob Ruha & Ka Hao performed for the lucky attendees.
And Six60 crowned their performance by winning the award for Best Single for their hit “Pepeha”, seeing off strong competition from the likes of Lorde (“Solar Power”) and BROODS (“I Keep”).
Lorde triumphed elsewhere, however, taking the prestigious Global Award, which has previously been won by Tame Impala and The Kid LAROI in Australia. The Global Award was judged by Rolling Stone’s global staff members who chose an Aotearoa artist they couldn’t get enough of.
In the other categories, Best Record went to local powerhouse L.A.B for their chart-topping album L.A.B V., despite competition against stellar artists like Crowded House (Dreamers Are Waiting) and Aldous Harding (Warm Chris) in a crowded field. Best New Artist, meanwhile, was won by Māori soul singer Teeks.
Check out the full rundown of nominees and winners below.
The Panhead Rolling Stone New Zealand Awards 2022 Winners
Winner: L.A.B – L.A.B V
Stan Walker – Te Arohanui
BENEE – Lychee
Ladyhawke – Time Flies
Yumi Zouma – Present Tense
Reb Fountain – IRIS
Aldous Harding – Warm Chris
Crowded House – Dreamers Are Waiting
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”
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