Famous New Zealander Singers

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 1 
Lorde
(Known for Her Unconventional Musical Styles and Introspective Songwriting)

Lorde
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Birthdate: November 7, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

Lorde is a New Zealand singer-songwriter best known for contributing to the soundtrack of the popular American sci-fi adventure film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Her song Yellow Flicker Beat was released as the lead single from the film's successful soundtrack. In 2013 and 2014, she was featured in Time magazine's most influential teenagers list.

 2 
Lucy Lawless
(Actress best known for her roles as Xena in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, as D'Anna Biers on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series)

Lucy Lawless
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Birthdate: March 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand

 3 
Benee
(Singer-songwriter)

Benee
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Birthdate: January 30, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand

Benee is a New Zealand singer-songwriter who achieved international recognition after the release of her 2019 single Supalonely, which went viral on TikTok. In 2019 and 2020, she won almost all the major awards at the New Zealand Music Awards, becoming a national celebrity at the age of 20.

 4 
Kiri Te Kanawa
(Opera singer)

Kiri Te Kanawa
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Birthdate: March 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gisborne, New Zealand

 5 
Neil Finn
(Musician)

Neil Finn
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Birthdate: May 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Crowded House member Neil Finn is all set to perform in a radio series for his lockdown-hit fans on his Mixlr broadcast Fangradio. The New Zealand singer is also associated with Fleetwood Mac and was previously part of Split Enz. He also formed the project Pajama Club with his wife.

 6 
Brooke Fraser
(Singer and songwriter best known for her hit single)

Brooke Fraser
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Birthdate: December 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 7 
Tim Finn
(Singer who has achieved success as a member of the rock group Split Enz and as a solo artist)

Tim Finn
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Birthdate: June 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Te Awamutu, New Zealand

Tim Finn is a New Zealand musician and singer. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band Split Enz, which achieved popularity during the 1970s and 1980s. Over the course of his illustrious career, Tim Finn has won several prestigious awards, such as the RIANZ Awards, Countdown Australian Music Awards, and Helpmann Award.

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 8 
Hayley Westenra
(Classical crossover artist best known as member of Irish folk group Celtic Woman)

Hayley Westenra
4
Birthdate: April 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 9 
Willy Moon
(Musician)

Willy Moon
2
Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 10 
Alannah Currie
(Singer, Songwriter)

Alannah Currie
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Birthdate: September 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland

 11 
Jon Stevens
(Singer)

Jon Stevens
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Birthdate: October 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Upper Hutt, New Zealand

 12 
Gin Wigmore
(Singer, Jazz musician, Songwriter)

Gin Wigmore
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Birthdate: June 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland

 13 
Wing
(Singer whose singing style has drawn comparisons to Florence Foster Jenkins and Mrs. Miller)

Wing
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Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Hong Kong

 14 

Pauly Fuemana
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Birthdate: February 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: January 31, 2010

 15 
Bic Runga
(Singer-songwriter has also found success internationally in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom with her song)

Bic Runga
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Birthdate: January 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 16 
Lisa Chappell
(Actor, Singer)

Lisa Chappell
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Birthdate: October 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Auckland

 17 
Jay Laga'aia
(Well recognized internationally for his role as Captain Typho in the Star Wars prequel franchise)

Jay Laga'aia
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Birthdate: September 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 18 
Savage
(Former member of hip hop group the Deceptikonz)

Savage
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Birthdate: June 28, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 19 
Michala Banas
(Actress notable for her appearances in episodes of Round the Twist and Something in the Air)

Michala Banas
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Birthdate: November 14, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 20 
Dave Dobbyn
(Singer, Songwriter)

Dave Dobbyn
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Birthdate: January 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland

 21 
Scribe
(Rapper)

Scribe
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Birthdate: May 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 22 
Microdot
(Rapper has appeared on Show Me the Money, Unpretty Rapstar and Tribe of Hip Hop)

Microdot
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Birthdate: November 21, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jecheon, South Korea

 23 
Aaradhna
(R&B singer signed under Dawn Raid Entertainment who released her first single)

Aaradhna
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Birthdate: December 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Porirua, New Zealand

 24 
Anika Moa
(Singer & Television Presenter)

Anika Moa
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Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 25 
Tami Neilson
(Singer)

Tami Neilson
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Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Canada

 26 
Hollie Smith
(Singer Songwriter)

Hollie Smith
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Birthdate: November 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 27 
Joe Champness
(Football Right Winger)

Joe Champness
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Birthdate: April 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 28 
Sanchez
(Former member of the hip hop boy band Phantom)

Sanchez
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Birthdate: October 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jecheon, South Korea

 29 
Jordan Luck
(Musician)

Jordan Luck
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Birthdate: October 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vanderhoof, Canada

 30 
Ray Columbus
(Former Lead singer of Ray Columbus & the Invaders, his best-known hit was)

Ray Columbus
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Birthdate: November 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: November 29, 2016

 31 
Che Fu
(Considered a pioneer of Hip hop and Pasifika music in New Zealand)

Che Fu
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Birthdate: December 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

 32 
Kings
(Rapper)

Kings
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: North Shore, New Zealand

 33 
Boh Runga
(Singer, Songwriter)

Boh Runga
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

 34 
Annie Crummer
(Singer Songwriter)

Annie Crummer
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Cook Islands

 35 
Yulia
(Classical crossover singer)

Yulia
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Birthdate: January 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

 36 
Joe Cotton
(Pop singer who gained recognition as a member of the girl group TrueBliss, formed in 1999 on Popstars)

Joe Cotton
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Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

 37 
King Kapisi
(First hip hop artist in New Zealand to receive the prestigious Silver Scroll Award at the APRA Awards for Songwriter of the Year for his single Reverse Resistance in 1999)

King Kapisi
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Birthdate: 1974 AD
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

 38 
Heather Begg
(Operatic Soprano)

Heather Begg
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Birthdate: December 1, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nelson, New Zealand
Died: May 12, 2009