Famous Musicians of New Zealand

Over the years, several musical artists from New Zealand have gone on to have success both in the country and all over the world. While the country is not known as a musical hotbed, it has certainly produced its fair share of talent for such a small island.

To take you for a trip down the musical memory lane, here are three of the most popular musical icons to come from New Zealand.


The hugely talented Kimbra shot to fame all over the world for her work on the hit single ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ with Gotye. That track has over one billion YouTube plays, showing the popularity of it and it is from that platform that the musician from Hamilton has built her success.

She lists Prince, Jeff Buckley and Bjork as her main influencers so expect plenty of easy listening music from her, as well as the odd surprise now and again so she will appeal to many people.

Hayley Westenra

Hayley is a much-loved classical performer, with a fanbase spreading all over the world. She has sung at some of the biggest events in the world, and even performed for Queen Elizabeth on many occasions, as well as performing for both Prince William and Harry.

Despite the royal performances, she is probably best known for her performances at sporting events. These include the Rugby World Cup final in 2011 when the All Blacks won the title, and the FA Cup final in England, a game watched by millions both live in attendance and on TV around the world.

With sports fans seeing Hayley perform at various big events she has many sports betting and casino playing fans who have taken an interest in her music. You can check Casino Professor to find the best resource on online casinos for New Zealand.


If there are people out there who only know one musician from New Zealand then Lorde is probably the one. She has grown into a global superstar at such a young age and the future for her looks very bright indeed, especially as she gives the impression that she has a lot more to give in the future.

She began with her music playing on student radio stations and has since played Coachella and Glastonbury, two of the biggest music festivals in the world. Not only has she won multiple New Zealand music awards but she has also had success at the Grammys and the Brits to show her global strength.

The youngster also set a new record, becoming the youngest artist to achieve a number one on the US billboard 100 since 1987. With an easy listening style, she appeals to many different people and genres and there is no doubt that this has helped her gain an army of supporters from all walks of life. She is flying the flag high for New Zealand music right now, something which looks set to continue for many years to come.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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