Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern joined the Lorde hype at the New Zealand Music Awards, pronouncing the pair "mutual fan girls".

Taking out six Tui awards, 21-year-old Lorde undoubtedly ruled the night with wins including best album, best single and the publicly voted People's Choice Award.

Jacinda Ardern and Lorde shared an embrace on stage after Ardern presented Lorde with the People's Choice Award. PHOTO / Norrie Montgomery
Jacinda Ardern and Lorde shared an embrace on stage after Ardern presented Lorde with the People's Choice Award. PHOTO / Norrie Montgomery