Aaria

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Aaria
Origin New Zealand
Years active 2000–2003
Past members Hayden Weke
Amomai Pihama
Hemi Peke
Te Rau o te Rangi Winterburn
Tomairangi Mareikura

Aaria was a New Zealand pop band that formed in 2000.

The Aaria concept started in November 2000 when the search began to locate talented, positive young Māori language speaking role models who could sing as well as converse in Te Reo Maori.

Discography[edit]

Year Single Album Charted Certification
"Kei A Wai Ra Te Kupu" 14 -
"Cry No More" 7 -

Aaria had 2 New Zealand charting singles that both made it into the top 20 The first single released in 2001 was "Kei A Wai Ra Te Kupu" lasted for 12 weeks on the charts and peaked at 14.[1] Their second single, "Cry No More", also in 2001 lasted for 4 weeks on the charts and peaked at 7.[2]

"Kei A Wai Ra Te Kupu" was nominated for Single of the Year at the 2002 New Zealand Music Awards.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kei A Wai Ra Te Kupu - Aaria - Top 40 Singles". Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cry No More - Aaria - Top 40 Singles". Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Baillie, Russell (13 April 2002). "Tui for a Moa?". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 29 December 2012.