Emma Paki

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Emma Paki
BornJanuary 1968 (age 56)
Whakatane, New Zealand

Emma Paki (born January 1968 in Whakatane, New Zealand) is a New Zealand singer-songwriter.

Musical career[edit]

Her debut single "System Virtue" (produced by Jaz Coleman)[1] won her best songwriter at the RIANZ 1993 New Zealand Music Awards.[2] The video for the song was directed by Josh Frizzell and Matt Noonan and won Best Video at the same awards show. It went on to be the most played New Zealand music video in 1994.[3]

Her next single "Greenstone" went into the NZ Top 10, and won her a nomination for Best Female Vocalist in 1994. Her debut album "Oxygen of Love" released in 1996 reached gold status and she gained a second nomination for Best Female Vocalist, as well as a Best Album nomination in the 1997 New Zealand Music Awards. Her most recent single was "Century Sky", in 2007.



Year Title Details Peak chart
1996 Oxygen of Love 5[4]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.


Year Single Peak chart
1993 "System Virtue" Oxygen of Love
1994 "Greenstone" 9
1996 "Don't Give It Up" 33
2004 "Stand Alone" Trinity
2005 "Paradise" Non-album single
2007 "Century Sky" Trinity
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.


RIANZ New Zealand Music Awards
Year Award[5] Work Result
1994 Most Promising Female Vocalist Won
Best Song Writer "System Virtue" Won
1995 Best Female Vocalist Nominated
1997 Best Female Vocalist Nominated
Best Album Oxygen of Love Nominated
Best Mana Maori Album Oxygen of Love Won


  1. ^ "Emma Paki: System Virtue (1993)". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Awards 1993". Listing. NZ Music Awards. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  3. ^ "System Virtue: Emma Paki". NZ Film Archive. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Oxygen of Love: Charts". charts.nz. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  5. ^ "NZMAs". nzmusicawards.co.nz. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012.

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