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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.