New Zealander Female 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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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

Lucy Lawless is a New Zealand singer and actress best known for her portrayal of Xena in the popular TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is also known for playing Lucretia in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, which earned her the 2010 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. Lucy Lawless is also involved in charity work.

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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

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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

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.

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Hayley Westenra
(Classical crossover artist 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.

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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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 8 
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. 

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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

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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.

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Lisa Chappell
(Actor, Singer)

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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