Call the carpenter, Lorde's going to need a bigger mantelpiece.

The Royals singer walked away with six New Zealand Music Awards last night after a star-studded ceremony at Auckland's Vector Arena.

She picked up Tuis for Album of the Year, Single of the Year (she won it last year for Royals and this year for Team), Best Female Solo Artist, Best Pop Album, Highest Selling Single (for Royals) and the International Achievement Award.

Photos: VNZMA Winners 2014

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That's on top of last year's four New Zealand Music Awards, which came before her debut album Pure Heroine was eligible to be nominated.

The recently turned 18-year-old was able to celebrate with the adults this year and seemed truly proud of the awards despite already having won more than 20 others in the past year, including an Apra Silver Scroll, the Taite Music Prize, two Grammys, a Brit Award and an MTV Video Music Award.

Lorde received a standing ovation after winning International Achievement for the second year running. "I feel like I'm going to cry ... Holy crap, thank you. It seems crazy to think it's been only a year since I was sat right there, opening the music awards."

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She brought little brother Angelo and sister India on stage when she accepted the Single of the Year gong.

South Auckland's David Dallas came away with two Tuis for Best Male Solo Artist and Best Urban/Hip Hop Album for his third solo album Falling Into Place.

His performance of hit single Runnin', which opened the event, was also a highlight.


Lorde brought her brother and sister on stage when she accepted Single of the Year award. Photo / Dean Purcell

Lorde triumphant at the New Zeland Music Awards. Photo / Dean Purcell

Stan Walker, who is working on upcoming international hip-hop film Born To Dance and will return to our small screens next year as an X-Factor NZ judge, also claimed two Tuis, taking home the Radio Airplay award for Bulletproof and the Vodafone People's Choice award.

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Popular Nelson siblings Broods took home their first Tui for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, while award veterans The Naked and Famous took away the prize for Best Group. Director Campbell Hooper also earned a Tui for Best Music Video for the Broods song Hearts Like Ours.

Best Rock Album went to Blacklistt (which includes former members of Blindspott), while the Tui for Best Alternative Album went to Tiny Ruins, earning her first award for her second folk-inspired album Brightly Painted One and enchanting the crowd with a performance of Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens.

Family opera trio Sol3 Mio added to their Tui collection, pipping Lorde to the post for Highest Selling Album with their self-titled debut, while Tama Waipara collected the Tui for Best Roots Album for Fill Up The Silence.

The night came to a close with a tribute to New Zealand Herald Legacy Award winners Supergroove, with an all-girl line-up of Hollie Smith, Ria Hall, Iva Lamkum, and MC Tali for a storming version of number one single Can't Get Enough.

AN THE WINNERS ARE ... FULL LIST

Mentos Album of the Year

Winner:

Lorde -

Pure Heroine

Other finalists:

Ladi6 -

Automatic

Sol3 Mio -

Sol3 Mio

The Naked And Famous -

In Rolling Waves

Tiny Ruins -

Brightly Painted One

Vodafone Single of the Year

Winner:

Lorde -

Team

Other finalists:

Broods -

Bridges

David Dallas -

Runnin

Ladi6 -

Diamonds

The Naked And Famous -

Hearts Like Ours

Steinlager Pure Best Group

Winner:

The Naked And Famous

Other finalists:
@Peace
Sol3 Mio

Best Male Solo Artist
Winner: David Dallas

Other finalists:
Liam Finn
Stan Walker

Best Female Solo Artist
Winner: Lorde

Other finalists:
Ladi6
Tiny Ruins

Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Winner: Broods

Other finalists:
Doprah
Sol3 Mio

Best Rock Album
Winner: Blacklistt - Blacklistt
Other finalists:
Clap Clap Riot - Nobody/Everybody
Ekko Park - Tomorrow Tomorrow Today
The Edge Best Pop Album
Winner: Lorde - Pure Heroine
Other finalists:
Benny Tipene - Toulouse
Stan Walker - Inventing Myself
Best Alternative Album
Winner: Tiny Ruins - Brightly Painted One

Other finalists:
Grayson Gilmour - Infinite Life!
Liam Finn - The Nihilist
Best Urban/Hip Hop Album
Winner: David Dallas - Falling Into Place
Other finalists:
Ladi6 - Automatic
PNC - The Codes
Best Roots Album
Winner: Tama Waipara - Fill Up The Silence
Other finalists:
House of Shem - Harmony
Mark Vanilau - Dark Horizon
Best Electronica Album
Winner: Opiuo - Meraki

Other finalists:
Bulletproof - #Listen
Sorceress - Dose
NZ On Air Best Music Video
Winner: Campbell Hooper - Hearts Like Ours (The Naked And Famous)

Other finalists:
Thunderlips - Stranger People (Doprah)
Tom Gould - Runnin (David Dallas)

Best Maori Album
Winner: Rob Ruha - Tiki Tapu
Other finalists:
House of Shem - Harmony
Tama Waipara - Fill Up The Silence
Best Gospel Christian Album
Winner: Mosaic Music - You Surround
Other finalists:
Lifestyle (of Worship) - Lifestyle (of Worship)
Saving Grace - The Urgency
Best Classical Album
Winner: Jack Body - Poems of Love and War
Other finalists:
Dame Gillian Whitehead - Alice
Voices 16 - Voice of the Soul
Vodafone People's Choice Award
Winner: Stan Walker

Other finalists:
Lorde
Sol3 Mio
David Dallas
Broods

NZ On Air Radio Airplay Award
Winner: Stan Walker - Bulletproof
Vodafone Highest Selling Single
Winner: Lorde - Royals
FOUR Highest Selling Album
Winner: Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio
NZ Herald Legacy Award
Supergroove

Other Tuis presented in 2014:

Best Album Cover

Winner:

Anna Taylor & Ken Clark -

The Nihilist

(Liam Finn)

Best Producer
Winner: Joel Little - Pure Heroine (Lorde)

Best Engineer
Winner: Joel Little - Pure Heroine (Lorde)

NZ On Air Critics' Choice Prize
Winner: Randa

Best Pacific Music Album:
Winner: Sol3 Mio - Sol3 Mio
Best Country Album
Winner: Kaylee Bell - Heart First
Best Folk Album
Winner: Tattletale Saints - How Red is the Blood
Best Jazz Album
Winner: Nathan Haines - Vermillion Skies


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