Anika Moa

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Anika Moa
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Anika Moa is a New Zealand singer and musician who began writing her own songs at 13. She first came to prominence in 1998, when she won Most Promising Female Musician in the nationwide secondary school Smokefree Rockquest competition (with performances that, even at this early stage, displayed the quirky sense of humour and self possession for which she has become famous). On the back of her Rockquest song, ‘Flowers For You’, which was included on a promo compilation album featuring Rockquest finalists, contact was made with Atlantic Records. Invited to Atlantic's head office in New York, in what would become good myth-making copy, a barefooted Moa performed several songs in the head office, and was given a record contract.

Moa's Victor Van Vugt-produced album Thinking Room was recorded in April 2000, released in August of the following year, and debuted at No.1 in the New Zealand album chart. Her relationship with Atlantic foundered when she let it be known that she was neither interested in the promotional treadmill the label required for her to make it in the US, or of being yet another interchangeable sexy-singer-songwriter. Moa's second album, Stolen Hill, reflected aspects of this, with a mature approach, addressing matters political, cultural and personal, and in particular the importance of her Maori tanga.
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Albums

Anika Moa - Thinking Room album art Anika Moa Thinking Room (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic US 2001 Sell This Version
5046782042 Anika Moa - Stolen Hill album art Anika Moa Stolen Hill(CD, Album) WEA Music 5046782042 New Zealand 2005 Sell This Version
Anika Moa - In Swings The Tide album art Anika Moa In Swings The Tide (Album) EMI, EMI, EMI Australia 2007 Sell This Version
Anika Moa - Love In Motion album art Anika Moa Love In Motion (Album, Comp) EMI New Zealand 2010 Sell This Version
Anika Moa - Songs For Bubbas album art Anika Moa Songs For Bubbas (Album) Diamond & Kowhai 2013 Sell This Version
none Anika Moa - Peace Of Mind album art Anika*, Boh* & Hollie* Anika*, Boh* & Hollie* - Peace Of Mind(12xFile, AAC, Album) Civic Events Ltd. none 2013
Anika Moa - Queen At The Table album art Anika Moa Queen At The Table (Album) Diamond & Kowhai 2015 Sell This Version
BUBBS002 Anika Moa Songs for Bubbas 2(CD, Album) Diamond & Kowhai BUBBS002 New Zealand 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

0927437642 Anika Moa - Youthful  album art Anika MOA Youthful (CD, Single) WEA 0927437642 Australia 2001 Sell This Version
PRCD 300738 Anika Moa - Youthful album art Anika Moa Youthful(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 300738 US 2001 Sell This Version
0927461082 Anika Moa - Falling In Love Again album art Anika Moa Falling In Love Again(CD, Maxi) WEA Records 0927461082 New Zealand 2002 Sell This Version
none Anika*, Boh* & Hollie* Anika*, Boh* & Hollie* - Slipping Away(File, AAC, Single) Sony Music none 2012

Miscellaneous

AM01 Anika Moa - 4 Song Sampler album art Anika Moa 4 Song Sampler(CD, Promo, Smplr) WEA Records AM01 Australia 2002 Sell This Version