Famous New Zealander Singers

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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.

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Roseanne Park
(Korean-New Zealand Singer and Dancer Known for Her Single ‘On the Ground’)
Roseanne Park
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Birthdate: February 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Roseanne Park , better known as Rosé, gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group Blackpink. She was featured on G-Dragon's hit track Without You. She has also endorsed Kiss Me and Yves Saint Laurent. As of 2021, she was the most-followed Korean personality on Instagram
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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.

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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
(Co-Founder of the Rock Band 'Split Enz' and Member of the Bands: 'Crowded House' & 'Fleetwood Mac')
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.

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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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Hayley Westenra
(New Zealand Classical Crossover Singer Best Known as Member of Irish Folk Group 'Celtic Woman')
Hayley Westenra
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Birthdate: April 10, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

Hayley Westenra is a New Zealand singer and songwriter best known for her album Pure which became one of New Zealand's fastest selling albums of all time. The album, which sold over two million copies worldwide, peaked at number one on the UK classical charts. Hayley Westenra is also a well-known philanthropist; she contributes to charities around the world.

 8 
Brooke Fraser
(New Zealand Rock Singer and Songwriter Best Known for Her Hit Single 'Something in the Water')
Brooke Fraser
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Birthdate: December 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Brooke Fraser is a New Zealand singer-songwriter best known for her 2010 single, Something in the Water. Over the course of her career, Fraser has won several awards, including a Grammy for her song What a Beautiful Name. She has also won many New Zealand Music Awards. Also a philanthropist, Fraser was part of the 2012 charity song, Feel Inside.

 9 
Willy Moon
(Musician)
Willy Moon
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Birthdate: June 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Willy Moon is a New Zealand singer-songwriter, musician, and producer. He is best known for his song Yeah Yeah from the album Here's Willy Moon. The song peaked at number 26 on the UK Singles Chart, while the album peaked at number three on the Official New Zealand Music Chart.

 10 
Alannah Currie
(Singer, Songwriter)
Alannah Currie
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Birthdate: September 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Auckland

Alannah Currie is a New Zealand musician and activist. She is best known for her association with the now-defunct British pop band, Thompson Twins. She is also credited with forming other famous bands like The Unfuckables and Babble. Alannah Currie also owns a London-based studio named Doyce Street Studios Projects. 

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Bic Runga
(New Zealand Pop Singer Known for Her Hit Single ‘Sway')
Bic Runga
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Birthdate: January 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

Bic Runga is a New Zealand multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. An exponent of pop music, Runga is best known for her song Sway, which achieved immense popularity in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Ireland. The recipient of many New Zealand Music Awards, Bic Runga was made an inductee of the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame in 2016.

 12 
Gin Wigmore
(Singer, Jazz musician, Songwriter)
Gin Wigmore
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Birthdate: June 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland

Gin Wigmore is a New Zealand singer-songwriter best known for her raspy and high pitched voice. Over the course of her career, Gin Wigmore has received several New Zealand Music Awards and a couple of nominations for the prestigious MTV Europe Music Awards. 

 13 
Jon Stevens
(Singer)
Jon Stevens
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Birthdate: October 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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Pauly Fuemana
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Birthdate: February 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
Died: January 31, 2010
 15 
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

Jay Laga'aia is a New Zealand-Australian singer and actor. He achieved international recognition when he played Captain Typho in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and its 2005 sequel. Jay Laga'aia has become a household name in Australia for appearing in children's TV series like Jay's Jungle and Play School. 

 16 
Lisa Chappell
(Actor, Singer)
Lisa Chappell
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Birthdate: October 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Auckland
 17 
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
 18 
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
 19 
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
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Dave Dobbyn
(Singer, Songwriter)
Dave Dobbyn
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Birthdate: January 3, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Auckland

Dave Dobbyn is a New Zealand singer–songwriter, musician, and record producer. One of the most celebrated musicians of his generation, Dobbyn has received many RIANZ Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, which was awarded to him at the 2001 New Zealand Music Awards. Dave Dobbyn has also been twice inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.   

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Scribe
(Rapper)
Scribe
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Birthdate: May 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
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Anika Moa
(Singer & Television Presenter)
Anika Moa
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Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Anika Moa is a New Zealand television presenter and recording artist. She is best known for her debut album Thinking Room, which peaked at number one on the Official New Zealand Music Chart and earned her the Top Female Vocalist award at the 2002 New Zealand Music Awards. Anika Moa's life and career have inspired two documentaries by Justin Pemberton.

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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
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Tami Neilson
(Singer)
Tami Neilson
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Birthdate: 1977 AD
Birthplace: Canada

Tami Neilson is a singer-songwriter who has won multiple New Zealand Music Awards, including two consecutive awards in 2009 and 2010. Her 2014 album Dynamite was included in The Guardian's top ten country albums of the year list, while her 2015 album Don't Be Afraid peaked at number one on the New Zealand Music Charts.

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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
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Hollie Smith
(Singer Songwriter)
Hollie Smith
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Birthdate: November 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Hollie Smith is a singer-songwriter whose albums, Long Player, Water or Gold, Humour and the Misfortune of Others, and Coming In From The Dark, peaked at number one on the Official New Zealand Music Chart, making her one of the most popular female New Zealand musical artistes of the 21st century. Smith has also received several New Zealand Music Awards.

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Joe Champness
(Football Right Winger)
Joe Champness
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Birthdate: April 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand
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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
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Jordan Luck
(Musician)
Jordan Luck
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Birthdate: October 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vanderhoof, Canada

Jordan Luck is a Canadian-born New Zealand singer and songwriter. He is best known as the former lead singer of the popular rock band, The Exponents. After the disbandment of The Exponents, Jordan Luck went on to form his own eponymous band. In 2007, he became the first person to be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

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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

Che Fu is a New Zealand R&B, hip hop, and reggae artist, producer, and songwriter. Widely regarded as a pioneer of Pasifika music and Hip hop in New Zealand, Fu is also credited with co-founding the popular funk rock music group, Supergroove. In 2014, Fu's contribution to music was honored at the Pacific Music Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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
 32 
Kings
(Rapper)
Kings
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Birthplace: North Shore, New Zealand

Kings is a New Zealand singer, songwriter, and rapper. He is best known for his hit single Don't Worry Bout' It which peaked at number five on the Official New Zealand Music Chart. The song also spent 33 successive weeks at the top of the New Zealand Singles Chart, surpassing the record previously held by Lorde.

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Boh Runga
(Singer, Songwriter)
Boh Runga
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Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

Boh Runga is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is best known for her association with the popular rock band Stellar where she performed as a guitarist and lead singer. Boh Runga is also known for her philanthropic efforts; in 2014, she contributed to a charity single titled Song for Everyone.

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Annie Crummer
(Singer Songwriter)
Annie Crummer
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Birthdate: 1966 AD
Birthplace: Cook Islands

Annie Crummer is a New Zealand singer and songwriter who won the Best Female Artist award at the 1993 New Zealand Music Awards. In 2011, Crummer was honored at the Pacific Music Awards with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her contributions to music. In December 2021, Annie Crummer was made an inductee of the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.

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Yulia
(Classical crossover singer)
Yulia
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Birthdate: January 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
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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
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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
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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