Aotearoa Music Awards 2021 – Live on the red carpet

Written by on December 27, 2021

Aotearoa Music Awards’s celebrated the musicians that make the soundtracks to our lives at the 2021, this star studded evening took place at the Aotea Centre in Auckland.

With the big smoke finally out of lockdown, it was time for New Zealand’s finest to walk the red carpet and celebrate an incredible year of Kiwi music.

Base FM was there to acknowledge our local talent hosted by Chris Grassmouth and Nathan James on cam.

After winning two Tūī last year, L.A.B have proven they’re going from strength-to-strength taking home four Aotearoa Music Awards. The iconic Kiwi group took home Recorded Music NZ Te Pukaemi o te Tau | Album of The Year for their fourth album L.A.B. IV, TVNZ Te Waiata Tōtahi o te Tau | Single of the Year for ‘Why Oh Why’, Te Roopu Toa | Best Group and Te Kaipuoro Taketake Toa | Best Roots Artist.

Having only released his debut album Something To Feel in March, singer/songwriter TEEKS has also made his mark in 2021, winning three Tūī this evening – Te Kaipuoro Takitahi Toa | Best Solo Artist, Te Kaipuoro Awe Toa | Best Soul/RnB Artist and Te Māngai Pāho Te Kaipuoro Māori Toa | Best Māori Artist.

Extraordinarily, this year celebrates two of the youngest ever artists to walk away with not just one, but two Aotearoa Music Awards, as cousins Atareta Milne (11) and Te Haakura Ihimaera-Manley (9) were awarded with the humm Te Kōwhiri to te Nuinga | People’s Choice Award and Te Māngai Pāho Mana Reo Award.

These two clever wāhine taitamariki are the stars of Māori Television series Te Nūtube, who have been celebrated for their single ‘PEKE’, and overtook huge industry names to be crowned humm Te Kōwhiri o te Nuinga | People’s Choice.

Big ups all the finalists & winners at the AMA2021.

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