Rap group SWIDT, Lorde lead NZ Music Awards nominations

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The Vodafone New Zealand Music Award finalists have been announced.

Auckland rap crew SWIDT has bagged six nominations for the next month's awards.

The Onehunga group is up for the Best Album of the Year, but they've got some tough competition. 

Global superstar Lorde will return home and perform live in the middle of her Melodrama world tour, she's also in the running for five awards. 

Lorde performs on the Coachella Stage during day three of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival

Lorde performs on the Coachella Stage during day three of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival

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Rising talent Aldous Harding has received four nominations, including breakthrough artist of the year. 

1. Godfrey Hirst Album of the Year

Aldous Harding - 'Party'
David Dallas - 'Hood Country Club'
Fazerdaze - 'Morningside'
LEISURE - 'LEISURE'
Lorde - 'Melodrama'
SWIDT - 'Stoneyhunga'

2. Vodafone Single of the Year

David Dallas - "Fit In"
Ladi6 - "Royal Blue"
Lorde - "Green Light"
MAALA - "In My Head"
SWIDT - "Player Of The Day"
Theia - "Roam"

3. Best Group

Devilskin
LEISURE
Shapeshifter
SWIDT

4. THREE Best Solo Artist

Aldous Harding
KINGS
Lorde
Nadia

5. Breakthrough Artist of the Year

Aldous Harding
Fazerdaze
Nadia Reid
TEEKS

6. Best Rock Artist

Clap Clap Riot
Devilskin
Graham Brazier

9. Best Soul/RnB Artist

Ladi6
TEEKS
Tommy Nee

10. Best Hip Hop Artist

David Dallas
KINGS
SWIDT

11. Best Roots Artist

Israel Starr
Sons of Zion
Tomorrow People

12. Best Electronic Artist

Chaos In The CBD
K+Lab
Truth

13. Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist

Alien Weaponry
Maisey Rika
TEEKS

14. Best Worship Artist

Curate Music
Josh & Amberley Klinkenberg
Juliagrace

15. Best Classical Artist

Jenny McLeod
NZTrio
Te Kōkī Trio

16. Vodafone People’s Choice Award

Lorde
KINGS
MAALA
SWIDT
Theia

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