List of New Zealand Music Award categories

The New Zealand Music Awards are awarded in several different categories. As of 2014, the awards are presented in 31 categories.

Current awards

Award First awarded
Album of the Year 1973
Single of the Year 1965
Best Group 1973
Best Male Solo Artist 1978
Best Female Solo Artist 1978
Breakthrough Artist of the Year 1973
Best Rock Album 2004
Best Pop Album 2010
Best Alternative Album 2011
Best Urban/Hip Hop Album 2002
Best Roots Album 2003
Best Electronica Album 2002
Best Music Video 1983
Best Māori Album 1992
Best Gospel/Christian Album 1985
Best Classical Album 1983
Best Album Cover 1979
Best Producer 1973
Best Engineer 1973
People's Choice Award 2004
Legacy Award 2007
Critics' Choice Prize 2010
Best Pacific Music Album 1982
Best Country Album 1983
Best Folk Album 1984
Best Jazz Album 1984
Best Children's Album 1996
Highest Selling New Zealand Album 2003
Highest Selling New Zealand Single 2003
Radio Airplay Record of the Year 2004
International Achievement 1983

Past awards

Award Years awarded
Arranger of the Year 1973-1976
Best Cast Album 1987
Best Compilation Album 2001-2002
Best Film Soundtrack 1983 - 2000
Best Mana Māori Album 1996 - 2003
Best Mana Reo Album 1996 - 2003
Best New Artist 1973 - 1976
Best New Zealand Recorded Composition 1973 - 1974
Best Solo Artist 2003
Best Songwriter 1986 - 2005
Composer of the Year 1975 - 1976
Lifetime Achievement 1998 - 2004
New Zealand Radio Programmer Award 2000 - 2003
Most Promising Female Vocalist 1978 - 2000
Most Popular Artist 1983
Most Popular Song 1983 - 1984
Most Promising Group 1978 - 2000
Most Promising Male Vocalist 1978 - 2000
Outstanding Contribution to the Music Industry 1980 - 1990
Outstanding Contribution to the Growth of New Zealand Music on Radio 2005 - 2007
Rising Star Award 1996 - 1998
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