2017

2017 FINALISTS & WINNERS

2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards

Radio 531PI Best Pacific Group

Three Houses Down feat. General Fiyah – ‘Love & Affection’
Tomorrow People – ‘Writings on the Wall’
Unity Pacific – ‘Blackbirder Dread’

Winner: pma-icon.png Three Houses Down feat. General Fiyah – ‘Love & Affection’

NZ Music Commission Best Pacific Male Artist

KINGS – ‘KINGS EP’
Savage – ‘Zooby Doo’
Tommy Nee – ‘Colorblind’

Winner: pma-icon.png KINGS - 'KINGS EP'

Virgin Australia Best Pacific Female Artist Award

Aaradhna – ‘Brown Girl’
La Coco – ‘Love & Other Things’
Olivia Foa’i – ‘Tulou Tagaloa’

Winner: pma-icon.png Aaradhna - Brown Girl

Niu FM Best Pacific Urban Artist

KINGS – ‘KINGS EP’
SWIDT - ‘SWIDT vs Everybody’
Three Houses Down feat. General Fiyah – ‘Love & Affection’

Winner: pma-icon.png KINGS - 'KINGS EP'

APRA Best Pacific Song

Aaradhna – ‘Brown Girl’ (Written by Aaradhna Patel)
KINGS – ‘Don’t Worry Bout’ It’ (Written by Kings)
Opetaia Foa’i – ‘We Know The Way’ (Written by Opetaia Foa’i and Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Winner: pma-icon.png Aaradhna – ‘Brown Girl’ (Written by Aaradhna Patel)

Recorded Music NZ Best Pacific Music Album

Aaradhna – ‘Brown Girl’
KINGS – ‘KINGS EP’
Unity Pacific – ‘Blackbirder Dread’

Winner: pma-icon.png Aaradhna – ‘Brown Girl’

SunPix Best Pacific Language

Annie Grace – ‘Loimata o le Fiafia’
Olivia Foa’i – ‘Tulou Tagaloa’
Vai Mahina/Sulata Foa’i-Amiatu, Matthew Ineleo – ‘An Innocent Warrior’

Winner: pma-icon.png Olivia Foa’i – ‘Tulou Tagaloa’

Auckland Council Best Pacific Gospel Artist

Annie Grace – ‘Unchangeable Love’
La Coco – ‘Love & Other Things’
Revere – ‘Groove Thing’

Winner: pma-icon.png Annie Grace – ‘Unchangeable Love’

NZ On Air Best Pacific Music Video

Aaradhna – ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ (Directed by Sophie Findlay)
Parri$ – ‘Friday’ (Directed by Parris Goebel)
Three Houses Down feat. General Fiyah – ‘Love & Affection’ (Directed by Samson Rambo)

Winner: pma-icon.png Aaradhna – ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ (Directed by Sophie Findlay)

Flava Best International Pacific Artist

J Boog – ‘Rose Petals’
Kylie Auldist – ‘Family Tree’
CRSB – ‘Evolution of Love’

Winner: pma-icon.png J Boog – ‘Rose Petals’

MAINZ Best Producer

KINGS – ‘KINGS EP’
La Coco – ‘Love & Other Things’ (Produced by Dee Letoa)
SWIDT - ‘SWIDT vs Everybody’ (Produced by SmokeyGotBeatz)

Winner: pma-icon.png KINGS - 'KINGS EP'

NZ On Air Radio Airplay Award

Winner: pma-icon.png KINGS - 'KINGS EP'

Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award

Winner: pma-icon.png Brother Love

Phillip Fuemana Award, Most Promising Artist

Winner: pma-icon.png Tommy Nee

Vodafone Peoples Choice Best Pacific Artist Award

Winner: pma-icon.png Three Houses Down feat. General Fiyah – ‘Love & Affection’

Special Recognition Award - Outstanding Achievement

Winner: pma-icon.png Opetaia Foa’i


Awards History