Lorde rules the 2017 NZ Music Awards, claims six Tuis

  • 16/11/2017

Lorde has continued her reign as the country's favourite musician, taking home a whopping six trophies from the 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards (VNZMAs).

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter claimed the Album of the Year for Melodrama, Single of the Year for 'Green Light', Best Solo Artist, Best Pop Artist, Vodafone People's Choice Award and International Achievement.

Lorde now has a total of 18 VNZMA trophies to go alongside her Grammys, Brit, MTV awards, Billboard Music Awards and other international honours.

She also performed 'Green Light' at the ceremony, which was held at Auckland's Spark Arena and broadcast live on Three.

Other major winners of the night included SWIDT (Best Group and Best Hip-Hop Artist) and Aldous Harding (Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Best Alternative Artist).

The full list of main winners was as follows:

Godfrey Hirst Album of the Year: Lorde - Melodrama

Vodafone Single of the Year: Lorde - 'Green Light'

Best Group: SWIDT

THREE Best Solo Artist: Lorde

Breakthrough Artist of the Year: Aldous Harding

Best Rock Artist: Devilskin

The Edge Best Pop Artist: Lorde

Best Alternative Artist: Aldous Harding

Best Soul/RnB Artist: Ladi6

Best Hip Hop Artist: SWIDT

Best Roots Artist: Israel Starr

Best Electronic Artist: Truth

Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist: TEEKS

Best Worship Artist: Curate Music

Best Classical Artist: NZTrio

Vodafone People's Choice Award: Lorde

NZ Herald Legacy Award: Sharon O'Neill

Vodafone Highest Selling Single: KINGS - 'Don't Worry 'Bout It'

Highest Selling Album: The Koi Boys - Meant To Be

NZ On Air Radio Airplay Record of the Year: KINGS - 'Don't Worry 'Bout It'

International Achievement: Lorde and Opetaia Foa'i